Academic processional during commencement in an arena

Information for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff Registration and Credential Distribution

Registration for all Ceremonies

Advanced registration is required for all faculty and staff attending Commencement.

There are two registration forms depending if you are a staff member working the event or a faculty or staff member participating in the academic processional. Registration will close on Monday, April 15, 2024.

Event Credential Distribution

All commencement staff and academic processional participants must wear Prudential Center event credentials to enter the venue.

Academic processional participants may pick up event credential packets at the Graduation Fair on Monday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Ballrooms.

Commencement staff will receive event credential packets and staffing plans at the Commencement meeting. Commencement meeting date, time and location coming soon!

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Faculty and Staff Regalia

Faculty and staff participating in the academic processional must wear regalia. The deadline to order your rental regalia is Monday, March 25, 2024. Orders will not be accepted after Monday, March 25, 2024. All orders will be shipped directly to the University Bookstore and may be picked up at the Graduation Fair on Monday, April 29, 2024.

All regalia must be returned at the conclusion of your participation in Commencement. For your convenience, University Bookstore representatives will be at Commencement in the robing room to collect your regalia after Commencement.

Order Regalia Here

For any regalia related questions, please contact Diane Pellegrino at 973-655-7193 or 0356mgr@follet.com

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Faculty and Staff Venue Arrival and Security Screening

We anticipate heavier than normal traffic in and around Prudential Center. Plan accordingly to allow ample time for traffic, parking and security screening at the venue. It is strongly suggested that all faculty and staff register for the complimentary shuttle service to and from Prudential Center.

All faculty and staff will enter the venue at the doors marked VIP WEST, located on Devil’s Way.

Prudential Center Entrance Diagram

Ceremony #1: College for Community Health, College for Education and Engaged Learning, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University College

  • Staff Working Commencement: Please report to Prudential Center at 6:30 a.m. and proceed to the designated reporting location.
  • Faculty and Staff participating in the Academic Processional: Please report to Prudential Center at 8:30 a.m. and proceed to the President’s Robing Room in the M Lounge by BMW.

Ceremony #2: College of the Arts, College of Science and Mathematics, Feliciano School of Business, School of Nursing

  • Staff Working Commencement: Please report to Prudential Center at 1:00 p.m. and proceed to the designated reporting location.
  • Faculty and Staff participating in the Academic Processional: Please report to Prudential Center at 2:30 p.m. and proceed to the President’s Robing Room in the M Lounge by BMW.

Security Screening Procedures

All attendees are subject to a security check. Attendees should plan on passing through magnetometers and/or hand wand screening upon entering the venue and allow for this when planning their arrival time. Handbags are permitted but are subject to a bag check. All attendees must wear Prudential Center event credentials.

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Faculty and Staff Transportation

Please indicate your transportation needs when registering. We anticipate heavier than normal traffic in and around Prudential Center. Plan accordingly to allow ample time for traffic, parking and security screening at the venue. Parking is extremely limited.

Transportation Map Coming Soon

Shuttle Service

For your convenience, we will provide round-trip shuttle service to and from Prudential Center for both ceremonies. It is strongly suggested that all faculty and staff register for the complimentary shuttle service to and from Prudential Center.

Ceremony #1:

  • Staff Working Commencement: Shuttles will depart Red Hawk Deck at 5:30 a.m. Shuttles will return to Montclair State University at the conclusion of Commencement.
  • Faculty and Staff Participating in the Academic Processional: Shuttles will depart Red Hawk Deck at 7:30 a.m. Shuttles will return to Montclair State University at the conclusion of Commencement.

Ceremony #2:

  • Staff Working Commencement: Shuttles will depart Red Hawk Deck at 12:00 p.m. Shuttles will return to Montclair State University at the conclusion of Commencement.
  • Faculty and Staff Participating in the Academic Processional: Shuttles will depart Red Hawk Deck at 1:30 p.m. Shuttles will return to Montclair State University at the conclusion of Commencement.

Parking Permits

Parking permits are valid for the Hyundai Deck (15 Lafayette Street). Parking permits will be distributed to those have registered and requested parking. Please place the parking permit on your dashboard for collection by parking attendants. Parking is limited and we anticipate heavier than normal traffic in Newark and around Prudential Center. It is strongly suggested that all faculty and staff register for the complimentary shuttle service to and from Prudential Center.

Public Transportation

Prudential Center is just two blocks from Newark Penn Station and connected to Newark Broad Street Station by frequent, convenient bus & Light Rail service.

For more information to plan your trip, please visit the Prudential Center Public Transportation website.

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