Each College and School will host a Convocation Ceremony for those students who will complete their degree requirements by May 2014 and for those whose degrees were conferred in August 2013 and January 2014. While the University Commencement on May 23 signifies the official conferral of degrees, the individual College and School Convocations are pre-commencement ceremonies celebrating students' achievements to be held beginning the week prior to Commencement.

(Note: Master's and Doctoral degree candidates are to attend the Graduate School Convocation.)

Convocation Tickets

Unlike the May 23 Commencement exercises, seating is limited at the Convocations, and tickets are required.

Tickets are handled by individual Colleges and Schools.  Starting on Tuesday, April 22 the colleges or schools will contact will contact students with ticket details.

All Convocations are located on campus on Sprague Field

Further details, including links to the individual College or School Convocation website, will be posted in early spring 2014.

Important Information for all Graduates and Their Familes

For information about purchasing caps and robes; graduating honors, diplomas, graduation fees, event locations, directions, etc. Please use visit the Commencement Information for All Graduates web page and the Commencement Information for Families and Guests web page.  Links to these web pages can be found in the left navigation bar of this website.

Rain Dates

The rain dates for the Convocations are May 21 and May 22.

Contact Information

If you have questions concerning a Convocation ceremony, please contact your college/school at (or visit their Convocation website):

School of Business - 973-655-4303 - Convocation website
College of the Arts - 973-655-7346 - Convocation website
College of Humanities and Social Sciences - 973-655-4228 - Convocation website
College of Science and Mathematics - 973-655-5352 - Convocation website
College of Education and Human Services - 973-655-7854 - Convocation website
The Graduate School - 973-655-5147 - Convocation website

Convocation Hotline:  973-655-4510