Commencement January 2017
Montclair State University conferred 2,277 degrees in science and mathematics, humanities and the social sciences, business, the arts and education to students who graduated in August 2016 and January 2017 during its Commencement exercises on Monday, January 23 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Montclair State University President Susan A. Cole presided over the exercises and Tony-nominated actor Frankie Faison delivered the Commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree.
The celebration marked the first time that the University has held a mid-academic-year Commencement ceremony – a new format brought about to meet both the wishes of its student body and the needs of a record enrollment of 21,000 students. Montclair State will hold Commencement ceremonies for spring 2017 graduates on May 22 for graduate students and May 25 for undergraduate students.