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Parents, Friends and Guests

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

    The Prudential Center can accommodate as many guests as you would like to bring, therefore, no tickets are required for entry.

    If you or your guest requires special seating, you will be accommodated. Special seating is available throughout the center. Parents, friends, and guests of the graduates will enter the Prudential Center through the PNC Tower.

    Immediately after the ceremony, students and guests must meet outside the Prudential Center. Guests will exit the center from the concourse PNC Tower and graduates will exit through the Lafayette Tower. No one will be allowed to remain in the lobby or to re-enter the lobby. Please plan to meet friends and relatives outside the Prudential Center or at their cars.

    Please remember that graduate and doctoral students will be returning regalia before they leave the Prudential Center. Undergraduates may keep their commencement regalia. Pictures with family and graduates in full academic attire must be taken prior to the ceremony beginning.

    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.