Day of Information
***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
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.
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:
|Communication & Creative Arts
|Humanities & Social Sciences
|Science & Mathematics
More details about the secondary ceremonies can be found here.
For a campus map, click here.
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.
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