Photo of NJPAC building exterior.

Venue Information


Each graduate student will be able to obtain up to three tickets for the Commencement ceremony with the possibility of receiving a fourth ticket if registration and space allows. Please indicate the ticket number preference when registering for Commencement through Marching Order. Ticket distribution will be managed by The Graduate School and pick-up times and place will be announced at a later date.

Guest Entrance

Guests may enter through the Main Rotunda entrance on the corner of Park Place and Rector Street.


NJPAC is located in downtown Newark, just a few blocks away from Newark Penn Station, and is also connected to the Newark Broad Street Station by frequent, convenient bus and light-rail service.

The venue is easily accessible by car via major highways as well as via New Jersey Transit, PATH and Amtrak. For more information to plan your trip, please visit NJPAC.


There are various parking lots and decks located within two blocks of NJPAC. Parking will be available for a fee at these locations, but can be purchased in advanced for a discounted cost. For detailed directions and additional information on purchasing parking, please visit NJPAC.

Map of NJPAC.

Food Concessions

Food and beverages will be available at concession stands located in the center. We highly encourage your graduates to eat prior to arriving at NJPAC as the concession stands are not accessible from the student line-up area. No outside food, beverages, coolers, bottles or cans may be brought into the arena.