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Since our first Commencement ceremony in 1924, thousands of graduates, their families and friends have gathered to celebrate the achievements of our academic community.
Our Commencement ceremony for all graduate-level programs will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2013.
You can visit the University's Online Visitors' Center here for general information, including maps, parking information, local restaurants and hotels, fun facts and more.
Parking for guests of students is available on streets adjacent to the University and in all exterior lots except Lot C. For information about special needs parking passes, please visit here. For a campus map, please view here.
General Seating tickets are not necessary for the main ceremony at 10 a.m. at Wackar Stadium. Each degree candidate is eligible for four (4) secondary ceremony tickets once the Office of University Events receives the completed online attendance confirmation. Tickets are reserved via the Tickets tab on the left of the webpage.
Tickets are required for special needs seating at the main ceremony. Special needs seating is limited to individuals with disabilities and one companion. These tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
You must print your tickets prior to arriving on campus for Commencement.
If a sign language interpreter is needed for the Graduate Commencement ceremony, please contact the Academic Success Center at (856) 256-4259.
Professional photographers from GradImages will photograph all graduates while receiving their diplomas. Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within three to five days after Commencement. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. GradImages can be contacted at (800) 261-2576 or via email at www.gradimages.com.
GradImages® is the official photographer for Commencement.Your proofs will be available after the ceremony. To view your proofs online, please visit www.gradimages.com. Pictures may be ordered online, by phone, or by mail. If you have any questions please contact Customer Service at 800-261-2576 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-register with GradImages by visiting www.gradimages.com, and clicking on the Pre-Event Registration at the bottom of the page. This provides them with the most correct and up-to-date contact information and ensures the delivery of your graduation proofs in a timely manner. You may register your email and up to 6 emails of loved ones who would like to share in your accomplishment by viewing and ordering photos.
Flowers may be purchased by the bouquet from the Senior Honor Society in Wackar Stadium.
The Rowan University Bookstore offers personalized and generic graduation announcements. Beginning April 2, generic announcements may be purchased at the Bookstore for $16.98/pack. Personalized announcement packages can be ordered at the Bookstore during Grad Fair, online at www.herffjones.com/college/graduation or by contacting Al Leahman at (609) 267-0265.
The Bookstore offers a variety of Commencement-related products with samples on display.
Wednesday, May 14 – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Commemorative Book Program
Within a few moments’ drive, visitors will find many dining options.
In the event of inclement weather (thunderstorms, heavy rain, etc.) the main outdoor ceremony will be cancelled and the secondary ceremonies will be held at the locations and times listed below:
Secondary ceremony tickets are designated for a specific location and will admit guests only to that location. Time changes or cancellations for inclement weather will be announced May 15 at 7 a.m. on WGLS-FM 89.7 and KYM-AM 1060. This information will also be available by phone at (856) 256-INFO and on the University website.
Bottled water, snacks, disposable cameras, film and balloons are available at kiosks throughout campus and at the Bookstore.
Baby strollers cannot be left in aisles and are not permitted in bleachers.
There are no designated baby changing facilities on campus. Please plan accordingly.
Balloon bouquets are not permitted in the seating areas during the ceremony. They will block the view of other guests.
Departure from the parking lots after the ceremony may take up to 20 or 30 minutes.
For your convenience, please find directions to Rowan University and campus maps below. Be sure to remember where you park.