Class of 2024

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Juilliard’s 119th commencement ceremony, celebrating the class of 2024, will take place on Friday, May 24 at 11:30am ET in David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. The ceremony will include remarks by school leadership, the conferral of degrees and honorary doctorates, and artistic interludes.

This year, Juilliard will confer honorary doctorates upon critically acclaimed Paul Taylor principal dancer, educator, and community activist Carolyn Adams (Juilliard faculty 1984-2011); Academy Award-winning actor and producer Jessica Chastain (Group 32); nine-time Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet (cellist Paul Watkins; Eugene Drucker, Diploma ’72, violin; Philip Setzer, BM ’73, violin; MM ’74, violin; Lawrence Dutton, Pre-College ’72, viola; BM ’77, viola; MM ’78, viola); and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tania León. Read more about the honorary doctorate recipients here.

All are invited to watch this year’s commencement livestream at and celebrate this milestone virtually. Additional information on attendance and more can be found below.

This page will be updated with the latest information as it becomes available. For all other questions, please contact [email protected].



Attendance and Ticketing

We look forward to celebrating this year’s commencement with family and friends in attendance. Please be aware, however, that both the commencement ceremony and reception are ticketed events with limited capacity. Those who wish to attend commencement should reach out to their graduate for ticketing availability and information.

Each graduate was offered the opportunity to RSVP for tickets to distribute to invited guests to attend the ceremony in David Geffen Hall. For questions on ticket availability, families should contact their graduate. Tickets will be distributed via email to each graduate’s Juilliard email address in the days leading up to the ceremony, and graduates are responsible for sharing these tickets with their invited guests.

Following the ceremony, all ticketed guests and graduates are invited to come together for a post-commencement reception.

Hotels and Transportation

Family and friends attending commencement have many options for hotel accommodations throughout New York City as Lincoln Center is centrally located and easily accessible via public transit. If you prefer to stay near Lincoln Center, many travel websites, such as or, allow you to search for hotels by proximity to the campus.

Click here for a list of area hotels that offer discounts to the Juilliard community. This list is accurate as of April 2024 but is subject to change.



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