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Commencement Ceremony

Einstein’s 65th commencement exercises, which will return to the recently renovated David Geffen Hall, at Lincoln Center, will take place on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. (EST).


Einstein is committed to ensuring that Commencement Week Activities are accessible to all graduates, family, and friends. If you or your guests need accommodations for the ceremony, please contact the student life office.

Important Dates

Please review “Important Dates,” also covered below, and plan accordingly.

  • Exit Interview

    Exit counseling is a mandatory requirement for all graduating students who have borrowed from the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford, Graduate PLUS, or Institution loan programs while attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The purpose of exit counseling is to provide information about your loan terms and conditions, to help you establish a loan repayment plan suitable for your financial situation, and to provide information about loan forgiveness options. It is vital that you have a clear understanding of your loan options, rights, and responsibilities to repay your loans successfully. To schedule an individual appointment with the Student Finance Office, you can send an email to

  • March 6 to 17, 2023
    Class of 2023 Portraits

    Commemorate your graduation with a formal portrait! Portrait sessions for the class of 2023 take place on campus with the average appointment lasting 15 minutes. Please check your email for the appointment link to schedule your time slot.

  • Friday, March 17, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. EST
    Match Day
    — Central Courtyard

    Match Day is the prelude to commencement season and an exciting day in your medical career for our MD students. Please look for the RSVP link in your Einstein email.

  • Friday, May 5, 2023, by 12 noon EST
    Commencement Ceremony Tickets

    All students will be given up to eight (8) complimentary commencement guest tickets. You must complete your Application for Graduation in order to request your guest tickets. Please complete and submit this request form by Wednesday, March 1, 2023, by noon EST.

  • Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. EST
    Commencement Rehearsal
    - Robbins Auditorium

    If you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony, we recommend that you attend rehearsal. The office of student life will review arrival instructions for David Geffen Hall, how to wear your regalia, where to line up, how to be robed during the commencement exercises, and much more. Please adjust your schedules accordingly to assure you can attend.

  • Distribution of Cap, Gown, Hood(s), Certificate of Appreciation, Tickets, & Yearbook

    When you check in for commencement rehearsal via the Glass Café, you will be able to pick up your cap, gown, hood(s), certificate of appreciation, tickets, and yearbook. Can’t attend? Please contact the office of student life to make other arrangements

  • Class Photo and Group Portraits

    Following commencement rehearsal, you will don your academic attire for a traditional class photo along the rock ledge outside of Robbins Auditorium, below the Glass Café. To schedule group portraits, one person within your group will need to book an appointment online. Group portraits are limited to 8 people. Please come camera-ready!

  • At noon

    Join your fellow graduates and the office of alumni relations and development for a special commencement luncheon in Lubin Dining Hall.

  • At 7:00 p.m.
    M.D. Class of 2022 Toast and Reception
    – Location to be announced

    Tonight will be the celebration you have been waiting for—your Graduation Toast and Reception! You and a guest are cordially invited to a fabulous evening! Roundtrip transportation will be provided. Please check your Einstein email for the RSVP link.

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2023 At noon
    Ph.D. Convocation Ceremony
    - Robbins Auditorium

    The Ph.D. convocation ceremony, for candidates in Einstein’s graduate program, honors the accomplishments of Ph.D. students from the College of Medicine and the faculty mentors who have guided you through your challenging journey.

  • At 5:00 p.m.
    M.D. Student Award Ceremony
    – Robbins Auditorium

    This event recognizes fourth-year medical students across multiple disciplines and areas of study. Please watch for further details.
    Please check your Einstein email for the RSVP link.

  • At 7:00 p.m.
    Ph.D. Graduate Reception
    – Glen Island Harbor Club

    Each spring the graduate program hosts this celebration honoring our graduating Ph.D. students.
    Please check your email for the RSVP link

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. EST
    Commencement Exercises
    – David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center

    Today’s your big day! Be sure to arrive on time—by no later than 1:45 p.m.—to check in with your respective program, don your attire, and line up to march. Your “ticket” to gain entry at David Geffen Hall will be your cap, gown, and hood(s), so please bring those with you!

Navigating David Geffen Hall

Upon arrival, you will check in at the Einstein Welcome Desk : from there, you will be escorted to the appropriate dressing room by a member of our staff. Your academic regalia will be provided, as will assistance for donning the attire.

To reserve parking at Lincoln Center, call 212-721-6500 or visit the Parking Reservations website