Graduate Student Affairs

Annual Events for Graduate Students

Graduation Pictures
April 7 and April 8, 2015
Students will be able to sign up for this service online through Thornton, the portrait company, after the new year. 
Graduate Awards Ceremony
May 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM
DeBaun Auditorium, Edward A. Stevens Hall
To honor graduate award recipients, the Office of Graduate Student Affairs hosts an awards ceremony and cocktail reception for award recipients, their friends, family, and colleagues. Faculty and staff members will be in attendance for this event.
Graduate Gala
May 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Maritime Parc, Jersey City, New Jersey
At the conclusion of the academic year the Office of Graduate Student Affairs hosts a formal dinner for graduating graduate students and their guests. This event includes a cocktail hour, a sit down dinner, and an evening of dancing. This event replaces the Provost's Banquet and the Graduate Cruise that took place in Spring 2013.
Ph.D. Hooding
May 19, 2015 at 4:30 PM
DeBaun Auditorium, Edward A. Stevens. Hall
Afternoon Reception
For graduating Ph.D. Hooding there is a formal ceremony the day prior to campus graduation. At this ceremony the student’s faculty advisor has the opportunity to present the current student with their academic hood. The event is followed by a reception for graduating students, faculty, and staff.
Graduate Commencement Ceremony
May 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM 
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
The commencement ceremony for graduate students will be held at 9:00 am at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. 
Click here for more information about the commencement ceremony for graduate students. 
New Student Orientation
Fall 2015: August 18 to August 20.