Graduate Student Affairs

Annual Events for Graduate Students

Graduate Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 20 at 5:00 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
Thursday, May 19. Cocktail hour 6:00 - 7:00 PM, Reception 7:00 - 10:00 PM 
Maritime Parc, 84 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305
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. 
Ph.D. Hooding
Tuesday, May 24 at 4:30 PM
DeBaun Auditorium, Edward A. Stevens. Hall
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. 
Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 11:00 AM (doors open at 10:15 AM)
Meadowlands Expo Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ
The Graduate Commencement Ceremony will award degrees to all of the Ph.D. and Master's Degree candidates. For more information, please visit the Commencement webpage. 
New Student Orientation
Details about the New Student Orientation can be found here