Information for Guests

2015 Commencement

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
25 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ 07013

Guest Information

Guest Seating

Seating capacity at the Prudential Center is plentiful, and tickets will not be required for this event. General admission will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please be sure to check the seating chart for sections closest to your graduate's floor position, as well as where to meet them immediately following the ceremony.

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


The Prudential Center is located in downtown Newark, just two 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 trains, PATH and Amtrak. For more information to plan your trip, please visit the Prudential Center website


There are over 3,500 parking spaces located within two blocks of the Prudential Center. Parking will be available for a fee at these numerous lots and garages in the immediate vicinity. Please visit the Prudential Center website for a detailed map and directions to these locations.

Food Concessions

Food and beverages will be available at concession stands located in the arena. We strongly encourage your graduates to eat lunch prior to arriving at the Prudential Center 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.