Commencement 2015

Day of Information

Important Commencement 2015 information coming soon...


***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 at Wackar Stadium. 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

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 14, 2014 – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, May 16, 2014 – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Robing and line-up information

Information TBA

After robing, graduates will form single lines behind their academic major sign and be ready to proceed onto the field no later than 9:30 a.m. Faculty and staff marshal coordinators will assist with the process.

Main Ceremony - Information TBA

Time: 10 a.m.
Location: TBD
Length of time: Approximately 1.5 hours

National Anthem
Introduction of Guests
Message to the Graduates
Commencement Address
Honorary Doctorates
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Band/choir Performance
Recognition of Medallion Winners and Honor Society Members
Conferral of Baccalaureate Degrees
The Class Farewell from SGA President
Closing Announcement
Alma Mater

Secondary Ceremonies

Secondary college ceremonies will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the main outdoor ceremony at the following locations:

College Location
Communication & Creative Arts  
Performing Arts  
Humanities & Social Sciences  
Science & Mathematics  

More details about the secondary ceremonies can be found here.

For a campus map, click here.


Departure routes

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.

Inclement Weather

In the event of a severe rainstorm, Commencement will move indoors. Please visit here for more information.

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