Congratulations Class of 2018!

The Kean University Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the Prudential Center

The procession will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Livestream will be available at time of commencement.

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 Ford 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.

Graduate Entrance

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

Guest Entrance

Guests must enter either the Investors Bank Tower - located at the Northeast corner of the building at Mulberry and Edison Place, 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 #Kean2018 on your graduation-related pictures, tweets and posts to have them featured on the big screen in the Prudential Center area.