Nursing students posing with Rocky the Red Hawk at the School of Nursing Convocation.

2020 School of Nursing Undergraduate Convocation

As per the University’s announcement, commencement and convocation will be postponed to a future date. We will update our website with more information as soon as it becomes available.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

About Convocation and Commencement

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.


Candidates for the baccalaureate degree who have completed their degree requirements in August 2019, December 2019, January 2020, or who will have completed their requirements in May 2020 are eligible to participate in the Undergraduate Convocation.

If you have questions concerning academic issues related to your degree or final audit 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 School of Nursing Undergraduate Convocation, you must register with Eileen Kearney at 973-655-3716 or

Please indicate in this correspondence how many guests will be attending the Undergraduate Convocation (max of 7) and if you will be attending the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony at Prudential Center in Newark.


Academic attire (cap and gown) is optional for students participating in the School of Nursing Undergraduate Convocation.

Academic attire is required for all students participating in the Undergraduate Commencement at Prudential Center in Newark.

Graduating students have two options for ordering regalia:

1. Place your order to be shipped to the University Bookstore (free shipping and handling).The deadline is Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Regalia shipped to the University Bookstore may be picked up at the Graduation Fair, Monday, May 4 between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., in the Student Center Ballrooms.

2. Place your order to be shipped directly to the student’s home for an additional fee. The last day to place an order for home shipping is Tuesday, April 28.

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 The Conference Center and is expected to last between 1 ½ – 2 hours.

Food and refreshments will be served.

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 are called to stage for your individual recognition.


Parking is free during Convocation at CarParc Diem, Red Hawk Deck and all surface lots.

Students and guests attending the 2020 School of Nursing Undergraduate Convocation are encouraged to park in the Red Hawk Deck. View the campus map for details.

After you park:

  • Exit the deck on the rear of Level 5 via the walking path.
  • Follow the “Conference Center” signs along the path until you reach University Hall.
  • Go through the lobby heading North, take the 2nd bank of elevators at the end of the hall on the right and go to the 7th Floor.

For disability parking, please park in the Red Hawk Deck and take the elevator to Level 2. An ADA shuttle will be available continuously beginning 90 minutes prior to Convocation to take you directly to University Hall. Return service will begin when Convocation ends and will continue for 45 minutes.


For your convenience, we have made arrangements with Island Photography to take each student’s photograph as they cross the stage. Within 48 hours after the ceremony, students will be sent a secure link via email to view and order photos. Complimentary paper proofs will be mailed to students’ homes within 3-5 days after the ceremony. There is no obligation to purchase photos from Island Photography.

For questions, please email

This website contains information about the 2020 School of Nursing Undergraduate Convocation. For information about Undergraduate Commencement visit the Undergraduate Commencement webpage.