Graduate Information

Important Dates

Tuesday, April 1
Deadline to submit cap and gown online order form to Jostens.com.

Friday, April 25, 3:30 p.m.

Honors Convocation, Harwood Arena - by invitation only

Monday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
cap and gown pick-up, University Center, Rm 228
* Priority Pick-up for those students who have ordered their cap and gown online

Tuesday, May 13, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
cap and gown pick-up, University Center, Rm 228
* Priority Pick-up for those students who have ordered their cap and gown online

Wednesday, May 14, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
cap and gown pick-up, University Center, Rm 228

Thursday, May 15, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
cap and gown pick-up, University Center, Rm 228

Friday, May 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
cap and gown pick-up, University Center, Rm 228

Thursday, May 22, 7 a.m. Door Open Student Lineup;
8:30 a.m. Processional Commencement Ceremony, Prudential Center

Tips for a memorable and safe commencement

  • Traffic heading into Newark will be extremely heavy. Please plan accordingly and allow plenty of time to arrive at the venue no later than 7 a.m. 

  • Don't forget to bring your cap, gown and reader card to the ceremony. Extra caps, gowns or reader cards will not be available at the site.
  • Since part of the procession will include walking of stairs, we recommend that you wear flat, comfortable shoes.
  • Prior to the ceremony, decide where you and your family will meet after the event.
  • Always follow the instructions of the marshals in the blue robes. They are there to make sure that the event proceeds in an orderly fashion.
  • Never leave your belongings unattended.
  • Please be courteous and turn off all electronic devices.
  • Do not leave the arena until the ceremony is completed.
  • Eat breakfast prior to arriving at Prudential Center as concession stands are not accessible from the student lineup area.
  • No outside food, beverages, coolers, bottles or cans may be brought into Prudential Center.
  • The use of alcoholic beverages at Commencement 2014 at Prudential Center is strictly forbidden. This policy will be vigorously enforced.
  • If you are making lunch reservations, please understand that the ceremony may take three hours or more and that traffic will be heavy leaving the area.

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