Guest Information

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102

Guest Seating

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will be open for guests at 5:30 p.m. Guests should be in their seats before the procession begins. Those arriving late will be seated following opening remarks. We will not interrupt the procession. Please inform family and friends in advance where to meet you after the main ceremony.


The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is located in Newark, New Jersey.

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Traffic will be extremely heavy near New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Please allow extra travel time.


As security procedures have been enhanced at many public venues, all bags will be subject to inspection. We therefore ask that students and guests minimize the items they bring into Prudential Hall.

Students and Guests with Disabilities

Kean University is dedicated to making sure that Commencement 2018 is an enjoyable and memorable occasion for students, family and friends alike. Accordingly, every effort has been made to accommodate our students and guests with physical disabilities. If your require special accommodations for your guests or yourself, please email us at and describe in detail what accommodations are of need.

Seats are general admission and graduates themselves do not require tickets, only their caps, gowns and reader cards.


Restrooms equipped for those with physical disabilities are conveniently situated throughout New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Food Concessions

Food is not allowed in New Jersey Performing Arts Center during the Commencement exercises.

First Aid

All supervisory staff members at New Jersey Performing Arts Center are trained in first aid and CPR. Students and guests can notify ushers or security guards, who will quickly summon help if there is an emergency.


Please be courteous throughout the ceremony. Turn off all electronic devices. Also, please do not leave the theatre until the ceremony is over.