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Graduation Requirements

To protect the safety of the University community and others, and in accordance with Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders, commencement and graduation convocations are postponed until a future date. We will update this page with more information as it becomes available.

You are eligible to participate in Commencement exercises if you will have completed your academic degree requirements in August 2019, December 2019, January 2020 or will have completed your requirements in May 2020.

If you have questions concerning academic issues relative to your degree, final audit or teacher certification, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 973-655-4376 or visit Apply for Graduation. For the hours of the Registrar, please see Red Hawk Central hours.

Financial Clearances

You must meet all financial obligations prior to receiving your diploma or final transcripts. Financial obligations include but are not limited to tuition, room, board, course fees, parking fines, library fines, residence hall fines and any special fees or fines charged to your account.

Please review your account summary via NEST for payment methods. For information concerning debt associated with:

For all other financial obligations contact Student Accounts at 973-655-4105.

If you received federal loans, you will need to make arrangements for repayment. Please visit the Financial Aid Exit Counseling web page.

Graduation Fee

Please be aware there is a one-time, non-refundable $85 graduation fee assessed to all candidates for each degree. There is no fee assessed to attend the Commencement ceremony.