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2017 Commencement

Graduating on January 23 - Here is what you need to know:

1. Registration for Commencement through Marching Order is now closed. You may still attend the Commencement ceremony. Arrive at Prudential Center at 5:30 p.m. wearing your regalia and check in at the Lafayette Tower.

2. The last date to order regalia online and have it shipped to your home was January 8.

You may still purchase your regalia at the University Bookstore. Please come in after January 12 but prior to the January 23 Commencement, as we have ample supply of both bachelor and master regalia available.

Please bring with you a valid ID. Payment is required at pick up. Bookstore hours are as follows:

University Bookstore Hours:

  • January 12: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • January 13: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • January 14: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • January 15: 10 a.m - 3 p.m.
  • January 16: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • January 17-19: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • January 20: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • January 21: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m
  • January 22: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

3. Graduates are strongly advised to avoid the check-in line on Commencement night by picking up their readers cards in the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Student Center between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, Wednesday, January 18 and Thursday, January 19 (DO NOT LOSE THIS CARD. YOU MUST BRING IT WITH YOU TO COMMENCEMENT FOR YOUR NAME TO BE READ AS YOU CROSS THE STAGE.)

4. We will be providing a coat check at check-in at Prudential Center.

Upcoming Commencement Ceremonies

This ceremony is for all bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students who have completed their graduation requirements in August 2016 or will have completed their requirements by January 2017.


Monday, May 22, 2017, at 7 p.m. NJ Performing Arts Center 1 Center Street Newark, NJ 07102

This Graduate School ceremony is for all master’s and doctoral students who will have completed their graduation requirements in May 2017.


Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 9 a.m. Prudential Center 25 Lafayette Street Newark, NJ 07102

This undergraduate ceremony is for all bachelor's candidates who will have completed their graduation requirements in May 2017.

We will continue to update the website with information throughout the year so please be sure to check back with us frequently.