Prudential Center full of students during Spring Commencement 2017.

Commencement

Graduation is your opportunity to shine and to celebrate your accomplishments with family, friends, faculty and students. This year, Montclair State University undergraduate students will have two opportunities to celebrate the achievement of their degree – at the large, formal Commencement ceremony where degrees are conferred, held May 25, 2018 at Prudential Center in Newark, and at smaller, college-based Convocations held on campus. More information about Commencement will be added to the Undergraduate Commencement website in the months to come; information about Convocations will be provided by schools and colleges. Graduate students will have Commencement ceremonies only—one on January 14, 2018 and another held May 22, 2018. Visit The Graduate School’s Commencement website for details.

The Graduate School Commencement

Sunday, January 14, 2018 — Noon
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ 07102

For master’s and doctoral candidates who completed their requirements in August 2017, Fall 2017 or Winter 2018.


The Graduate School Commencement

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 — 7 p.m.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ 07102

For master’s and doctoral candidates who completed their requirements by May 2018.


Undergraduate Commencement

Friday, May 25, 2018 — 11 a.m.
Prudential Center
25 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ 07102

For bachelor’s candidates who completed their requirements in August 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018 or May 2018.

Undergraduate Convocation Dates

There will be six (6) undergraduate College/School Convocations, organized by the respective Colleges and Schools. The Dean will preside, individual names will be read, and the distinctive traditions and spirit of each school or college will be celebrated. These ceremonies will be scheduled as follows:

School of Nursing
Date: Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m.
Location: Leshowitz Recital Hall
College of Science and Mathematics
Date: Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m.
Location: Sprague Field
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Date: Saturday, May 19, at 3 p.m.
Location: Sprague Field
College of Education and Human Services
Date: Sunday, May 20, at 10 a.m.
Location: Sprague Field
Feliciano School of Business
Date: Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m.
Location: Sprague Field
College of the Arts
Date: Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m.
Location: Sprague Field

Rain Dates

  • Monday, May 21, at 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 23, and Thursday, May 24, at 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.

Check this spring with your individual school or college Dean’s office for details.