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Day of Information
Our Commencement ceremony for all graduate-level programs will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014, beginning at 10 a.m. at Wackar Stadium, on the corner of Bowe Boulevard and Carpenter Street.
Secondary college ceremonies follow the main ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m. All secondary college ceremony agendas include hooding, photos and diploma cover distribution.
Doctoral degree candidates process in with their hoods draped over the right arm.
Master and Educational Specialist degree candidates process in robed in their entire regalia.
Time: 10 a.m.
SOM Dean's Reception: Following the Main Ceremony, there will be a brief reception outside Wilson Hall for SOM graduates and their guests. Light fare and refreshments will be served. Shuttles will be available to transport special needs graduates and guests from Wackar Stadium to Wilson Hall.
SOM Convocation: The Convocation Ceremony will follow the SOM reception on Thursday, May 15, 2014 starting at 1 p.m. in Pfleeger Concert Hall inside Wilson Hall. This ceremony acknowledges the accomplishments of SOM's graduating students. Tickets are necessary to attend this ceremony. Graduates can claim up to four (4) tickets online after March 15. Please see our tickets page for more information and instructions. Please note that graduates MUST complete their Commencement Participation form on self-service banner to be eligible for tickets. Please click here for instructions.
Click here for FAQs about SOM Commencement/Convocation 2014
Click here for a PDF version of the GENERAL INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: UNIVERSITY GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT & SCHOOL OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE COMMENCEMENT
Secondary Ceremony - College of Education
Time: 11:30 a.m.
The Graduate Secondary Ceremony -
The Graduate Secondary Ceremony includes all graduates from the following seven colleges unless otherwise noted:
Rohrer College of Business, College of Communication and Creative Arts, College of Engineering, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Performing Arts, College of Science and Mathematics, and all Masters Students from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences**Note: Instead of the Graduate Secondary Ceremony, Ph.D. GSBS students should proceed to the SOM Convocation, where they will be hooded.
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Family and Guest Parking
Parking for guests of students is available in Lots A, B, D and M-1. Special needs parking will be available in Lot C. Guests with special needs may call Elaina Surace at (856) 256-4574 to request a special parking permit. Please visit here for a campus map of the parking lots.
Tickets are not necessary for the outdoor ceremony at Wackar Stadium. However, tickets are required for admission to Secondary College Ceremonies, or in case of inclement weather. Each degree candidate will be eligible for four (4) tickets for his/her ceremony once the Office of University Events receives the completed online attendance confirmation.
Confirm your participation in the 2014 Commencement ceremonies before April 15, 2014.
Ticket requests will be available at www.rowan.edu/commencement/tickets from March 15 to May 8, 2014
General Seating tickets are not necessary for the Main Ceremony at 10 a.m. at Wackar Stadium. Special Needs seating for the Main Ceremony does require tickets, limited to individuals with disabilities and one companion. These tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis through the above link.
Each graduate student registered to participate is eligible for four (4) Secondary College Ceremony guest tickets — graduating students do not need tickets; wearing a cap and gown will suffice for entry.
All tickets not claimed by May 8 will be subject to redistribution beginning May 9, 2014.
May 9 through May 16, unclaimed and donated tickets will be available online on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Students may claim up to an additional two (2) tickets per ceremony.
You must print your tickets prior to arriving on campus for Commencement.
Unclaimed or donated tickets will not be replaced.
For the hearing impaired
Sign language interpreters are available during the Graduate Commencement ceremony.
Commencement will be held at Wackar Stadium and the respective secondary ceremony locations even in the event of light rain or a drizzle. Graduates and guests must provide their own umbrellas and/or raincoats.
In the event of a severe rainstorm, Commencement will move indoors. Please visit here for more information.