Taylor Swift will receive a Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, from New York University with the graduating class of 2022. She will address students and guests at the school’s commencement ceremony on May 18 at Yankee Stadium. Being NYU’s first commencement since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony will honor the 2020, 2021, and 2022 classes.
NYU’s Clive Davis Institute recently completed its first-ever class on Swift, taught by Rolling Stone staff writer Brittany Spanos (who has also contributed to Pitchfork). Swift recently previewed a new Aaron Dessner-produced track called “Carolina” in the trailer for Where the Crawdads Sing, a film based on Delia Owens’ 2018 novel of the same name. Last month she joined Ed Sheeran on a new version of “The Joker and the Queen.”