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2021 CSAM Convocation

As per the University’s Commencement website, commencement and convocation information will be announced on or around March 1. This site will be updated as information becomes available.

Graduate Students will attend the Graduate School Spring Commencement

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Graduation is your opportunity to shine and to celebrate your accomplishments with family, friends, faculty and students. Montclair State University undergraduate students have two opportunities to celebrate the achievement of their degree. First, at small, college-based Undergraduate Convocations held on campus intended to celebrate the academic achievements of baccalaureate candidates and where individual names will be recited. Second, at the large, formal Undergraduate Commencement ceremony where degrees are officially conferred, held at Prudential Center in Newark.

The College of Science and Mathematics will host its Undergraduate Convocation Ceremony on Sprague Field. Date To be determined.


Candidates for the baccalaureate degree who have completed their degree requirements in August 2020, December 2020, January 2021, or who will have completed their requirements in May 2021 are eligible to participate in the Undergraduate Convocation.

If you have questions concerning academic issues related to your degree, final audit or Teacher Certification, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 973-655-4376 or visit Apply for Graduation. All other questions related to your academic standing may be directed to your academic advisor.

Please note that doctoral and master’s degree candidates DO NOT attend Undergraduate Convocation. For graduate student information please visit The Graduate School Spring Commencement webpage.


If you plan to attend the College of Science and Mathematics Undergraduate Convocation, you must register on MarchingOrder.

Here you will also be asked to record the correct pronunciation of your full name to be used, as you are personally recognized while crossing the stage during the ceremony. This form also allows you to indicate how many guest tickets you would like, indicate whether you plan to attend the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony, and link directly to the website for ordering regalia.

To register:

  1. Follow the instructions in the email sent to your MSU email address from MarchingOrder. If you didn’t receive the email, Register on MarchingOrder, enter your email address. You will receive an email prompting you to create a password to access the site.
  2. Log in and complete the registration process.
  3. You may return to the site anytime by going to MarchingOrder and using your email address and the newly created password.

Tickets and Reader Cards

All guests are required to have tickets for Undergraduate Convocation. Guests will not be permitted to enter Sprague Field without a ticket. Each student may request up to 10 tickets. To request tickets, complete the Undergraduate Convocation registration form on MarchingOrder. Please note guest tickets are not required for the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony at Prudential Center.

Students may pick up their ceremony reader cards (to be used when crossing the stage) and their guest tickets at the Graduation Fair held in the Student Center Ballrooms.


Academic attire (cap and gown) is required for all students participating in Convocation and must be purchased in advance of the ceremony. Please note that your regalia will also be worn at the Undergraduate Commencement.

Graduating students have two options for ordering regalia:

  1. Place your order to be shipped to the University Bookstore (free shipping and handling). Dates TBD
  2. Place your order to be shipped directly to the student’s home for an additional fee.

For any regalia-related questions, please email

Please note that Regalia will not be available for purchase at Convocation or Commencement.

Order Regalia


Convocation will be held at Sprague Field, an open air venue, and is expected to last between 1 ½ – 2 hours. It is highly recommended that students wear comfortable flat shoes since walking on the field and ramps is required. Pocketbooks, backpacks or other carried articles are not permitted in the procession or at students’ seats.

Student check-in is in Lot 7. Students will then be directed to lineup in Lot 3 (behind Panzer Athletic Center). Guests are not permitted in the check-in or line-up areas. Signs will be posted to identify major/department locations for line-up. Montclair State University staff will be available for assistance.

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

Convocation is a celebration of your achievements and the hard work on the part of everyone involved including fellow graduates, faculty members, administrators, friends and family. Graduates are asked to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner that demonstrates respect toward their fellow graduates, other guests and the speakers on stage. Please remain in your seat during the ceremony until you called to stage for your individual recognition.

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 2021 College of Science and Mathematics Undergraduate Convocation. For information about Undergraduate Commencement visit the Undergraduate Commencement webpage.