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  • Commencement 2014
    Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
    IZOD Center, Meadowlands Sports Complex
50 Rt. 120,
    East Rutherford, NJ 07073

    Reporting time: 8:30 a.m.
    Ceremony: 9:30 a.m. (approximately 2 hours in duration)
    Directions to the IZOD Center



    Parking at the IZOD Center:
    Adequate parking is available at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. Meadowlands staff will direct you to appropriate parking areas. Guests with special needs and displaying state-issued license plates or placards may use accessible parking in Deck 23.
    All graduates must report to the IZOD Center no later than 8:30 a.m. The Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. sharp. 
    When arriving at the IZOD Center, enter the building through the box office lobby. All candidates will proceed down the stairs to the lowest level, and assemble in the line-up area. Signs will be posted to indicate specific college and degree locations. Marshals will be available to direct you to your position.

    If you are a graduate who requires special seating due to a disability, you must contact the Dean of Students in the Gilligan Student Union, room 127, (201)200-3525 by Friday, May 23, 2014 to make the necessary arrangements.

    Please note: Traffic is normally heavy during the morning rush hour on roads leading to the IZOD Center. In addition, construction on the Pulaski Skyway could cause additional significant delays to your travel time. Plan accordingly.

    Attention Military and Veteran Students: Are you planning on walking in this year’s Commencement Ceremony? If so, NJCU would like to provide you with a Red, White, and Blue cord, in honor of your service to our country. Please call or visit:

    Elaine Gargiulo, Assistant Director
    University Advisement Center
    Vodra Hall, Room 101
    (201)200-2157 or (201)200-3300

    Commencement is a solemn ceremony that recognizes the graduates’ years of study and celebrates their accomplishments. Because it is such an important and meaningful occasion to the University and its faculty and staff, and especially to all of the graduating students and their families, we request your respectful participation and that you remain for the entire ceremony.