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Graduate Commencement

Important Commencement 2014 update:
Graduate Commencement main ceremony moved to Wackar Stadium.

Until just a few days ago, the Rowan University community expected to celebrate the 89th Commencement with both Graduate and Undergraduate ceremonies on the University Green at Bunce Hall. But with higher-than-ever numbers of students participating in Commencement, we expect to host more than 20,000 students and guests during the course of our two days of ceremonies.

The University Green is simply too small to accommodate everyone safely and comfortably. Thus, our Graduate Commencement ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 15, at 10 a.m. at Wackar Stadium.

We apologize for the late notice on the venue change. We believe the academic milestones we celebrate at Commencement should be shared with as many loved ones and friends as possible. Fortunately, Wackar Stadium will be able to accommodate all students and guests, and we will maintain our tradition of open seating at the Graduate Commencement main ceremony without ticketing.

Secondary ceremony tickets
New this year, students must print/download four guest tickets to a secondary ceremony by the May 8 deadline. On May 9, students will be able to request up to two more tickets for the secondary ceremonies through a ticket pool. Any tickets not claimed by May 8 will be added to the May 9 pool. The new ticket pool will enable easy transfer of unused tickets to students who need more.

Special needs tickets
Special needs seating for the main ceremony requires tickets, limited to individuals with disabilities and one companion. These tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at

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For students receiving master's, educational specialist or doctoral degrees

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Main Ceremony - Wackar Stadium, 10 a.m.
Secondary Ceremonies begin at various times and locations. Please click on the "Day of Information" link below for more information.

Requirements and Procedures


Day of Information


Traditions and Symbols

Rain Ceremony/Inclement Weather

Family Information