Congratulations Class of 2017!
The Kean University Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 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. 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.
Caps & Gowns
The deadline for ordering Caps and Gowns has passed. Click here for more information.
Graduating students must enter Lafayette Tower - located at the Southeast corner of the building
at Mulberry and Lafayette.
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.
No tickets will be necessary for family and guests at the Prudential Center. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Use #Kean2017 on your graduation-related pictures, tweets and posts to have them featured on the big screen in the Prudential Center area.