Prudential Center full of students during Spring Commencement 2017.

2020 Commencement

Graduation is your opportunity to shine and to celebrate your accomplishments with family, friends, faculty and students.

This year, Montclair State University undergraduate students will have two opportunities to celebrate the achievement of their degree – at the large, formal Commencement ceremony where degrees are conferred, held May 2020 at Prudential Center in Newark, and at smaller, college-based Convocations held on campus.

Graduate students will have Commencement ceremonies only—one on Friday, January 17, 2020 (exclusively for August 2019, December 2019 and January 2020 graduates) and another to be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 (exclusively for May 2020 graduates).

The Graduate School Commencement — Winter

Friday, January 17, 2020 — 7 p.m.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ 07102

For master’s and doctoral candidates who completed their requirements in August 2019, December 2019 or January 2020.

Learn More about 2020 Winter Graduate Commencement

The Graduate School Commencement — Spring

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 — 7 p.m.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ 07102

For master’s and doctoral candidates who completed their requirements in May 2020.

More information coming soon.


Undergraduate Commencement — May 2020

For bachelor’s candidates who completed their requirements in August 2019, December 2019, January 2020 or May 2020.

Friday, May 22, 2020 – 11 a.m.
Prudential Center
25 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ 07102

More information coming soon.

Undergraduate Convocation Dates

There will be six (6) undergraduate College/School Convocations, organized by the respective Colleges and Schools. The Dean will preside, individual names will be read, and the distinctive traditions and spirit of each school or college will be celebrated. These ceremonies will be scheduled as follows:

School of Nursing
Date: Wednesday, May 13, at 7 p.m.
Location: Presentation Hall, SCM
College of Science and Mathematics
Date: Thursday, May 14, at 1 p.m.
Location: Sprague Field
Feliciano School of Business
Date: Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m.
Location: Sprague Field
College of Education and Human Services
Date: Friday, May 15, at 1 p.m.
Location: Sprague Field
College of the Arts
Date: Friday, May 15, at 7 p.m.
Location: Sprague Field
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Date: Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m.
Location: Sprague Field

Check this spring with your individual school or college Dean’s office for details on Convocations.