Annual Events for Graduate Students

Graduate Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 19 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 17. Cocktail hour 6:00 - 7:00 PM, Reception 7:00 - 10:00PM
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.

Please see Graduate Student Life Newsletter for more details in the upcoming weeks. 

Ph.D. Hooding

Tuesday, May 23 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 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM (doors open at 10:1) 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.