Prudential Center full of students during Spring Commencement 2017.

2019 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 on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Prudential Center in Newark, and at smaller, college-based Convocations held on campus.

More information about Commencement will be added to the Undergraduate Commencement website in the months to come; information about Convocations will be provided by schools and colleges.

Graduate students will have Commencement ceremonies only—one on Saturday, January 19, 2019 (exclusively for August 2018, December 2018 and January 2019 graduates) and another to be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (exclusively for May 2019 graduates).

The Graduate School Commencement — Winter

Saturday, January 19, 2019 — 12 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 2018, December 2018 or January 2019.

Learn More about Graduate Commencement

The Graduate School Commencement

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — 7 p.m.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ 07102

For master’s and doctoral candidates who completed their requirements by May 2019.


Undergraduate Commencement

Friday, May 24, 2019 — 11 a.m.
Prudential Center
25 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ 07102

For bachelor’s candidates who completed their requirements in August 2018, December 2018, January 2019 or May 2019.

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:

College of Education and Human Services
Date:Thursday, May 16, at 1 p.m.
Location: Sprague Field
School of Nursing
Date: Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Presentation Hall, SCM
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Date: Friday, May 17, at 1 p.m.
Location: Sprague Field
College of the Arts
Date: Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m.
Location: Sprague Field
College of Science and Mathematics
Date: Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m.
Location: Sprague Field
Feliciano School of Business
Date: Saturday, May 18, at 7 p.m.
Location: Sprague Field

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