Graduation Events 2021

Dear Nyack College and ATS Community,

As we move steadily through the 2021 spring semester, I know many of you are looking ahead to the events of commencement week, May 4-8.  In an effort to provide you with information to assist your planning, we want to communicate decisions we have made concerning these events. All Graduation events will take place virtually.

As with last year, graduate degrees will be conferred at each program’s individual hooding or pinning ceremonies.  All 2021 commencement events will be held the week of May 4-8 with times scheduled as follows:

  • Alliance Graduate School of Counseling Hooding (MHC and MFT) Tuesday, May 4 – 4:00 PM
  • School of Social Work Hooding (MSW) Tuesday, May 4 – 6:00 PM
  • School of Education Hooding (MSED) Wednesday, May 5 – 7:00 PM
  • School of Business Hooding (MBA/MSOL) Thursday, May 6 – 11:00 AM
  • Alliance Theological Seminary Hooding Thursday, May 6 – 7:00 PM
  • School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony Friday, May 7 – 12:00 PM
  • Undergraduate Commencement Saturday, May 8 – 2:00 PM

Virtual Commencement Ceremony link (active at 2pm on Saturday, May 8):

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time, and I extend my sincere appreciation to each of you as you navigate the 2021 spring semester.  Thank you for the resilience and perseverance you demonstrate in these days.


Michael G. Scales