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Faculty & Staff

2015 Ceremony information coming soon...

 

Attention Faculty and Staff:
To help your students with Commencement procedures and deadlines, please read through the student-facing portions of this website and pass any information along to your students. Thank you for your help!

Cap and gown rentals for faculty and staff are facilitated through the Rowan Barnes & Noble. Information and order form are available here. Orders for rentals must be received by Friday, April 18 with rental fee.

Note: Please return rental regalia to Barnes & Noble by Tuesday, May 20.

Rental Regalia Faculty/Staff Rental Cost
Bachelor's
Cap/Gown/Tassel/Hood $25.99
Hood Only $13.00
Cap and Gown Only $17.00
Master's
Cap/Gown/Tassel/Hood $27.99
Hood Only $14.00
Cap and Gown Only $19.00
Doctoral
Cap/Gown/Tassel/Hood $30.99
Hood Only $15.50
Cap and Gown Only $19.00

Measurement and Return
The Bookstore cannot guarantee the fit of a rental outfit or the correct hood color. However, your chances of satisfaction are much better if you order by April 18th. You will receive a full refund if you cancel your rental outfit reservation by April 18th. No refunds are given after April 18th.

Distribution
Distribution will be in the Bookstore on May 13, 14, and 15th from 9 am-8 pm and on May 16th from 8 am-9:30 am. ALL RENTALS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE BOOKSTORE BY TUESDAY, MAY 20th.

 

Alternate routes to the Rowan campus

Via US Route 322 West
Please follow posted signs for Route 322 West and proceed to campus where an officer will direct you to park in Lot A or U.

Via US Route 322 East (NJ Turnpike, Commodore Barry Bridge, I-295)
Please follow signs for Route 322 East to campus where an officer will direct you to park in Lot A, C or D.

Via US Route 47 (Delsea Drive) North and South
From Route 47, make a left (or right) onto Donald Barger Blvd. Follow Barger Blvd. to the Carpenter Street intersection where an officer will direct you to park in one of the North lots (B, C or D).

Via US Route 55, Exit 48 (Least congested route)
From Exit 48, proceed North on Route 641 (Ellis Street) to High Street. Make a left on High Street and find residential parking on High, Victoria, New, Holly or Oakwood Streets. Posted time restrictions are lifted just for Commencement day. Please be careful not to block driveways and intersections.

Via US Route 55, Exit 50A (Route 42, I-295)
From Exit 50A, take Route 322 East to campus where an officer will direct you to park in Lot A, C or D. Please note: This route is the most heavily traveled and traffic congestion and delays can be significant.

Via US Route 55, Exit 53
From Exit 53, follow Route 553 South (Woodbury-Glassboro Road) through Pitman to Route 47 (Delsea Drive). Make a right onto Delsea Drive and continue south to the first traffic light. Make a right onto Donald Barger Blvd. Follow Donald Barger Blvd. to Carpenter Street where an officer will direct you to park in one of the North lots (B, C or D).

Parking

Parking is at a premium—the Borough of Glassboro allows parking on streets adjacent to the University for this day. If possible, park in your normal parking space and walk to each ceremony. Lot C (the parking lot north of Wackar Stadium) is closed to employees.

Special needs parking

Lots B and C are reserved for special needs parking. If you need a special needs parking space, please contact Elaina Surace in the Parking Office at (856) 256-4574.

Dress

You will be in direct sun for approximately 1.5 hours. Sunscreen is advisable.

Dress appropriately for weather conditions—if hot weather is predicted you may not want to wear a jacket under your robe. Please leave all personal items locked in your office!

Line-up

Faculty and staff line-up starts at 9:30 a.m., at (TBD). Signage will designate where you are to assemble. Faculty marshals will coordinate the line-up.

Platform

A bottle of water will be under each seat and a program will be on each seat.

Please contact your ceremony coordinator for instructions:

College Secondary Ceremony Coordinator
Business Margaret Van Brunt
Communication & Creative Arts Julie Haynes
Education Ann Tiao
Engineering Maria Perez-Colon
Performing Arts Jennifer Winter
Humanities & Social Sciences Dottie Mastranduono
Science & Mathematics Fancesca McClay

Food options on campus

Marketplace Café, Student Center - Full Breakfast Buffet from 7:30 to 11 a.m.

Market Basket Convenience Store, Student Center - Open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bottled water and snacks will be available at kiosks throughout the campus.

Departure routes

Exiting Lots H, J and the parking garage
These lots will only be able to travel east on Route 322.

Exiting Lot A (Route 322 East only)
Only left turns onto Route 322 East exiting Lot A will be permitted after Commencement and upon the reopening of Route 322. To travel east out of Lot A, you must exit at the posted traffic officer location. Turn left onto Route 322 and continue east towards Route 553 or Route 47 (Delsea Drive). At Route 47, turn right heading south and follow signs for Route 322 East towards New Jersey Shore Points.

Exiting Lot A (Route 322 West only)
No right turns onto Route 322 West exiting Lot A will be permitted after Commencement. To travel west out of Lot A, you must exit at the rear of the lot (the “S” road). Proceed to the stop sign and turn left. At the next stop sign, turn left onto Bowe Blvd and make a right onto Route 322.

Exiting Lots C, D and M-1 (gravel lot)
To facilitate the flow of traffic departing campus, no one may exit Lot D onto Bowe Blvd. Please proceed to Wilson Road to exit. To get to Route 322 East, make a right onto Bowe Blvd. and a right onto Route 47. To get to Route 322 West, make a left onto Bowe Blvd. and a right onto Route 322.

Exiting Lots B, M, W and Robinson Circle
To facilitate the flow of traffic, these lots will exit onto Carpenter Street. Wilson Road will be blocked at Robinson Circle. To access Route 322 East, make a right onto Carpenter Street, a right onto Main Street and a left onto High Street. To access Route 322 West, make a left onto Carpenter Street, a left onto Bowe Blvd. and a right onto Route 322.

Inclement weather

In the event weather prevents an outdoor ceremony at Wackar Stadium, the main ceremony will be cancelled and the secondary ceremonies will be held at the following inside locations:

College Location Time
College of Communication & Creative Arts TBA  
College of Education TBA  
College of Engineering TBA  
College of Humanities & Social Sciences TBA  
College of Performing Arts TBA  
College of Science & Mathematics TBA  
College Business TBA  
School of Osteopathic Medicine TBA  
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences TBA  
School of Biomedical Science & Health Professions TBA  

Please visit here for more information.

An announcement will be made at 7 a.m. on May 16. All information pertaining to the rain ceremony will be available on the Rowan homepage. Announcements will be made throughout the morning on KYW-AM 1060 and WGLS 89.7 Rowan Radio.