2016 Commencement

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 10 a.m.
Prudential Center
25 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ 07013

Congratulations Class of 2016!

You've worked hard throughout your academic career and it's nearly time to celebrate your big achievement with family and friends! Commencement exercises will include graduates who completed their academic degree requirements in August 2015, January 2016 or will complete them in May 2016.

Graduate Arrival Time

Please plan to arrive at the venue with your cap and gown no later than 9 a.m. and enter through the Lafayette Tower to prepare for your processional lineup. The procession will begin promptly at 10 a.m. 

Wear or bring your regalia with you. Regalia will not be available for purchase at the Prudential Center.

Please allow extra time for traffic, parking and/or mass transit delays when traveling to Newark.

Graduate Entrance

Candidates must enter through the Lafayette Tower of the building located on the corner of Mulberry and Lafayette Street.

Guest Entrance

Guests may enter through either of the following two entrances:

  • PNC Bank Tower - corner of Mulberry and Edison Place
  • Lafayette Tower - corner of Mulberry and Lafayette Street