Day of Information
Click on a camera to view that location on University Green.
Click on the graduate seating sections to locate your seating area. (Graduate seating subject to change. Please attend Commencement rehearsal on May 15 for final assignments)
Click on the gift table to view a display.
Traffic Notice: To clear vehicle traffic on Route 322 through the center of campus, Route 322 will close from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. from Bowe Blvd. to Main Street. Road closure detours will be marked.
***Please note that the distance between parking lots and ceremony
locations can be long and strenuous for elderly or mobility-impaired
guests. Please visit here for more information on parking and seating and options for special needs guests. A handicap hangtag or placard alone will not guarantee priviledged parking. You MUST contact our parking office for a Rowan University-issued special needs parking pass.
Because of heavy traffic and unusual traffic management on campus, we encourage you to arrive before 9 a.m. to allow time for parking and walking to the ceremony on the University Green. We also recommend that you consider one of the alternate routes listed below due to the exceptionally heavy traffic from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Route 322 East. The route you take to campus will most likely determine the parking lot or area where you will park for the day. Please use the route guides below to help you plan.
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 access and restrictions
Parking is available on residential streets near campus. Please follow posted borough parking policies.
Morning dining options
The University’s Marketplace Cafe in the Student Center is open from 7:30 to 11 a.m. with a full breakfast buffet. The Market Basket Convenience Store in the Student Center is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Concession kiosks on the University Green will open at 9 a.m. through the end of the ceremonies.
Bookstore hours for Commencement
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, May 17, 2013 – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
No tickets may be picked up on the day of Commencement.
Robing and line-up information
Robing and line-up begins at 9 a.m. for all candidates on Friday, May 17. Education, Science & Mathematics, some Performing Arts and some Humanities & Social Sciences candidates will robe near the baseball field (adjacent to Bunce Hall). Business, some Performing Arts, Engineering, Communication & Creative Arts, and some Science & Mathematics degree candidates will robe on Hollybush Road. NOTE: Due to graduation numbers, the location of each college's line up may change. Please attend rehearsal on Wednesday, May 15 for final line-up assignments.
After robing, graduates will form single lines behind their academic major sign and be ready to proceed to the Green no later than 9:30 a.m. Faculty and staff marshal coordinators will assist with the process.
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: University Green
Length of time: Approximately 1.5 hours
Introduction of Guests
Message to the Graduates
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Recognition of Medallion Winners and Honor Society Members
Conferral of Baccalaureate Degrees
The Class Farewell from SGA President
Secondary college ceremonies will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the main outdoor ceremony at the following locations:
||Student Recreation Center
|Communication & Creative Arts
||Rowan Hall Green
||Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall
|Humanities & Social Sciences
|Science & Mathematics
More details about the secondary ceremonies can be found here.
For a campus map, click here.
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.
Off-campus restaurant information
Just off-campus on Delsea Drive, Glassboro offers specialty and national restaurants as well as fast food options. Go east on Bowe Boulevard to Route 47 (Delsea Drive) and north to Italian Affair, Terra Nova, Peking Buffet, Saladworks and Pizza Hut. Go south on Delsea Drive for Wendy’s, McDonald's, Samurai Hibachi Steak House and Sushi Bar, Tokyo Mandarin and PB’s Diner. Heading east on Rt. 322, guests will find Landmark Americana located on the edge of campus and, about 15 minutes farther, the Scotland Run Golf Course restaurant. Note: Plan lunch reservations accordingly.
In the event of a severe rainstorm, Commencement will move indoors. Please visit here for more information.