Student Information

Important Deadlines

Wednesday, April 5
Deadline to order cap/gown for pick-up:

Thursday, April 27
Deadline to register to participate in the Commencement ceremony:

Thursday, April 27
Graduate Fair and cap/gown pick-up – Student Center Ballroom
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, April 28
Graduate Fair and cap/gown pick-up – Student Center Ballroom
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, May 8
Deadline to order cap/gown for home delivery:

Tuesday, May 9 – Thusday, May 18
Pick-up commencement ceremony pronunciation card – Student Center lobby

Tuesday, May 9
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday, May 15
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 10
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 11
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 17
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, May 12
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 18
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 25
Commencement ceremony – Prudential Center, Newark N.J.
Student arrival time: 7:30 a.m.
Ceremony start time: 9 a.m.
Enter via Lafayette Tower

Important Reminders

  • Remember — Bring your cap, gown and tassel and ceremony pronunciation card with you.
  • Attire — Wear flat and comfortable shoes.
  • Travel Advisory — We anticipate heavy traffic into Newark, so plan accordingly to arrive at the venue no later than 7:30 a.m.
  • Coats — There will not be a coat check available when you check in. Limit the personal items that you carry with you.
  • Meeting location — Prior to the ceremony, plan where you and your guests will meet after the event. The ceremony will end at approximately 12:30 p.m.
  • Never leave your belongings unattended.
  • Please turn off all electronic devices during the ceremony.
  • Please do not bring food or beverages into the arena.
  • Please be courteous and do not leave the arena until all students have crossed the stage for recognition, degrees have been conferred, and the platform party has departed. Ushers will cue you to begin the recessional from the arena.


Contact the Student Government Association at 973-655-4202.

Class Rings

Class rings may be purchased through Balfour at the following link:

Senior Class Gift

Congratulations on your graduation from Montclair State! As part of our Count Me In 2017 Campaign, you can have a message displayed on the screen at the  Commencement ceremony on May 25, 2017.

  • Graduating students can thank family and friends for their support
  • Families can congratulate graduating students
  • Faculty/staff can congratulate graduating students

For a gift of $20.17 you can purchase a half-screen ad, and for a gift of $50 you can purchase a full screen ad. All submissions will be formatted and edited per the University’s guidelines. Make your gift today!

Please make your gift by May 11. No late submissions will be accepted, as time must be allowed for editing and approvals. For more information or questions, contact Hillary Brintle, Office of Annual Giving, at 973-655-7460 or