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Graduate Students

  • Venue: NJCU commencement will be held at the Prudential Center on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 9:00am. 

    Graduate students will receive a notification in April from the Dean of Students with information on commencement. In addition, you will receive from the Registrar's Office the last week of April a white index card for cap and gown pick up, a calling card, and instructions.

    You must present this white index card to the cap and gown company when you pick up your regalia. You do not need to order a cap and gown prior to pick up. There is no separate fee for cap and gown rental.

    Cap and Gown distribution for graduate students will take place on the first floor of the Gilligan Student Union near the NJCU Barnes & Noble’s Bookstore on May 5, 6,  and 7, 2015 from 12:00pm to 7:00pm.

    GRADUATE STUDENTS: Gowns were uniquely designed for New Jersey City University and therefore are rented each year. All gowns and hoods must be returned immediately following the ceremony. Cap and tassel are yours to keep. We advise graduate students and their families to have pictures taken prior to the ceremony. You cannot leave the center until you have returned your gown and hood.

    DOCTORAL STUDENTS: Gowns were uniquely designed for New Jersey City University and therefore are rented each year.  All regalia must be returned immediately following the ceremony.  We advise doctoral students and their families to have pictures taken prior to the ceremony. You can not leave the center until you have returned your regalia.

    Doctoral students wishing to purchase their own regalia may do so by contacting the Herff Jones Company directly at www.herffjones.com/college/regalia.

    When arriving at the Prudential Center, enter the building through the Lafayette Tower. All candidates will 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.

    You will be seated by college. The "calling card" you received in the mail at the end of April will include information on where you will line-up and where you will sit during the commencement exercises.

    Students cleared for a degree will be sent a postcard at the end of June with dates and times when diplomas will be available to be picked up at the Registrar's Office. If you changed your address, call (201) 200-3483.

    Please note: Traffic is normally heavy during the morning rush hour on roads leading to the Prudential Center. In addition, construction on the Pulaski Skyway could cause additional significant delays to your travel time. Plan accordingly. Please visit the Prudential Center website for directions and parking information. 


    If you would like to reserve a parking spot for Commencement, New Jersey City University has partnered with Parking Panda to allow attendees to purchase guaranteed parking near the Prudential Center.  Purchase your parking in advance and simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location (there will be no additional payments or fees). Parking availability is limited, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase your parking for the New Jersey City University Commencement in advance.    

     ***Use code NJCUGRAD15 at checkout for 15% off your first reservation*** 


    A professional photographer from Island Photography will be taking photographs of each graduate as he/she are recognized during the ceremony. Within 48 hours of commencement, graduates will be emailed a secure link and a PIN to view and order photos. Go to http://orders.islandphoto.com/Apps/RegisterGraduates.aspx to register the emails of family & friends so they can also receive direct links to your proofs. For more information, visit www.islandphoto.com. 


    The Hampton Suites Newark Riverwalk is offering a rate of $149.00 to NJCU’s Commencement Ceremony 2015 for students, friends and family. This rate includes:  

            Free shuttle service to/from the Prudential Center (just 5 minutes)
    Free shuttle service to/from Newark Airport 
    Free breakfast buffet
    FREE parking 
    And hotel offer restaurants within a walking distance. 

    To make reservation online, go to http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/reservations/index.jhtml?hotel=NWKHSHX&groupCode=JCU 

    To make your reservations by telephone, please call (800) HAMPTON (1-800-426-7866) and mention “JCU” or group name New Jersey City University. Please make reservations before April 19th, 2015 to receive the $149.00 rate.  

    For more information on things to do and see in Newark, please visit http://www.newarkhappening.com/18000-graduates.