University Commencement

Commencement Ceremony Information

Friday, May 19, 2023
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
Ceremony at 11:00 a.m.
Procession begins promptly at 10:30 a.m.

Candidates Eligible to Attend: Please see our Participation Policy

    Graduates should arrive with caps, gowns, hoods, and name cards at 9:30 AM. Your One Card/School ID is your entrance ticket. IDs will be checked by the PNC security staff as you pass through the security checkpoint.

    Upon arrival, report to the designated student line-up/robing area according to your school, college, and degree. Marshals will be there to provide instructions. Graduates and guests will be walking a distance, including down several flights of stairs. Please wear comfortable shoes and attire.

     The graduate procession will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m.

    Please fill out the back of your name card to ensure that your photo proofs are mailed to you.

    Each graduate is allowed a maximum of 10 tickets for guests, infants and children included. Tickets will be sent electronically the week before Commencement. Your guests must arrive with their tickets. Tickets will be checked by the PNC security staff as they pass through the security checkpoint.

    Your guests should be seated by 10:30 am. Guests arriving after that time will need to wait until the procession ends before entering the seating area.

    Graduates should not bring personal belongings with them. For safety and security reasons, please leave them with a guest or family member.

    Carry your hood over your left arm as you march to the graduate seating area. Hoods are worn only after your degree has been conferred by the president of the University at the end of Commencement.

    This is an important day in your life and the University community, so be prepared to remain in your seats until the ceremony ends. Degrees are NOT official until the conferral by the President at the end of the ceremony.

    The PNC Bank Arts Center is an outdoor facility. Check the weather and dress accordingly.

    Vaccination cards and masks are not required at this time.

    Graduates are responsible for their own transportation to all graduation events.

    Share your wishes and congratulations to the graduates!

    Commencement Events

    Wednesday, May 17, 2023 – Delaney Reception (TBA) 

    Commencement Mass

    Commencement Ceremony