Congratulations Class of 2014!

The Kean University Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Prudential Center

The procession will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Your commencement exercises will include graduates from January and candidates who have filed for graduation in May and August. As a celebration of your academic achievements, commencement is a formal event planned with you, your family and the Kean faculty in mind. Here you will find all of the necessary information and answer many of your questions. Please pay particular attention to the instructions, as many past practices will no longer apply. The success of commencement will depend upon your individual cooperation.

Graduate Arrival Time

Please arrive no later than 7 a.m. with your cap, gown and reader card and proceed to the Lafayette Tower entrance to prepare for your processional lineup. The procession will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.
There, you will be directed by the Kean University commencement marshals, who will be wearing blue robes. They will direct the lineup, which will begin promptly at 7 a.m. No guests will be allowed in the lineup area.

The train is an alternative for those who don't wish to drive. Newark Penn Station is only one stop from the Union Station and is walking distance to the Prudential Center. Click here for a train schedule.

Commencement Speaker

Honorary Degree Recipient

Tickets Information

Each graduating student will be given 5 tickets for guest seating in the Prudential Center. Tickets will be required. This policy ensures that every graduate will have 5 seats for guests. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students will receive a ticket voucher when you pick up your cap and gown in the University Center. This ticket voucher must be turned in at the Wilkins Theatre Box Office to retrieve your five (5) guest tickets. Click here to see more tickets information.

Graduate Entrance

Graduating students must enter Lafayette Tower - located at the Southeast corner of the building at Mulberry and Lafayette.

Guest Entrance

Guests must enter either the PNC Bank Tower - located at the Northeast corner of the building at Mulberry and Edison Place, or the Lafayette Tower - located at the Southeast corner of the building at Mulberry and Lafayette, or the Lafayette Street Entrance - located on Lafayette Street.