Commencement - 鶹appٷվ State University


Spring Commencement

Spring Commencement will take place on Monday, May 13, 2024 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. We will hold two ceremonies and graduates will be assigned a Commencement based on their college or school.


College for Community Health
College for Education and Engaged Learning
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
University College

  • Prudential Center Doors Open:
    7:30 a.m.
  • Graduates Must Arrive By:
    8:10 a.m.
  • Graduate Processional:
    9:10 a.m.
  • Ceremony Start Time:
    9:30 a.m.
  • Watch the ceremony:


College of the Arts
College of Science and Mathematics
Feliciano School of Business
School of Nursing

  • Prudential Center Doors Open:
    2:00 p.m.
  • Graduates Must Arrive By:
    2:10 p.m.
  • Graduate Processional:
    3:10 p.m.
  • Ceremony Start Time:
    3:30 p.m.
  • Watch the ceremony:

Only May 2024 candidates who will have completed all undergraduate and graduate degree requirements by the end of the spring 2024 term will be eligible to participate in the Spring Commencement exercises. Please review the University policy about Graduation and Commencement.

In order to help facilitate a meaningful and celebratory day for our graduates and their families, we want to remind you that all attendees (both students and guests) are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct and our Expressive Activity Policy. Violations of these policies before, during or after the ceremony may result in a delay in the official distribution of degrees for those responsible, or other sanctions as appropriate.

We know that everyone wants to honor our graduates, many of whom did not get to participate in high school graduation ceremonies due to the pandemic, and appreciate everyone’s anticipated cooperation to properly commemorate this special day.

Doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degree candidates will celebrate their achievements together. There will not be a separate Graduate Commencement.

Bloomfield College of 鶹appٷվ State University Graduates

Bloomfield College will hold Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 12:30 p.m. on the Bloomfield campus. Please visit the .

Winter Commencement

Congratulations Graduates! Winter Commencement took place on Monday, January 8, 2024, 10:00 a.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. View the recap and photos, and watch the ceremony in or .

Please find the full Winter 2024 Commencement Program here. (PDF download)