view of graduating class from behind speaker's podium at CHSS convocation

Ceremony Information

Sprague Field is outside, and Convocation will be held if it is raining, so guests should dress according to the weather. Umbrellas aren’t allowed into the stadium, so please bring a raincoat or poncho if the forecast is for showers. The University will provide disposable ponchos if it is raining.

Convocation will not be held if there is a risk of lightning or other severe weather. The University will share information about any weather-related cancellations or postponements on its web site, its social media platforms, and in email to students. It is highly recommended that students wear comfortable flat shoes since walking on the field is required. Pocketbooks, backpacks or other carried articles are not permitted in the procession or at students’ seats.

Student check-in and lineup will be in Lot 3 (behind Panzer Athletic Center). Students must report to check in no later than 11:30 a.m. Guests are not permitted in the check-in or line-up areas. Signs will be posted to identify major/department locations for line up. CHSS Staff will be available for assistance.

Students will be pre-seated prior to the formal faculty procession.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony may be delayed, rescheduled or canceled. Please call the Montclair State University weather hotline at 973-655-7810 or visit the homepage of the University website for up-to-the-minute information.


This website contains information about the 2019 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Convocation. For information about Undergraduate Commencement visit the Undergraduate Commencement website.

For Further Information about the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Convocation, contact the CHSS Dean’s office at chssconvocation@montclair.edu.