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Undergraduate Commencement

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

Until a few weeks ago, the Rowan University community expected to celebrate the 89th Commencement with both Graduate and Undergraduate ceremonies on the University Green at Bunce Hall. As in years past, our May ceremonies include students who completed their degrees in August and December, as well as those graduating in May and those with a few credits to finish in the summer or student teaching to complete in the fall.

Unfortunately, we can fit only 10,000 chairs (2,000 students and 8,000 guests) on the University Green. Last year, we were beyond capacity, with standing room only for nearly 1,000 guests. This year, we planned to accommodate more by adding bleachers to the Green, but the number of students participating is expected to grow to nearly 2,500 -- adding many more guests, too.

Fortunately, Wackar Stadium can accommodate 13,000 students and guests. Please note the following 2014 Undergraduate Commencement changes:

  • Undergraduate Commencement main ceremony moved to Wackar Stadium.
  • Guests tickets are required for the main ceremony. Visit to reserve your three (3) main ceremony guest tickets by May 8, 2014.

We apologize for the late notice on the venue change. We struggled with the decision after years of tradition on the Green. The deciding factor was, however, our students and their guests. The academic milestones we celebrate at Commencement should be shared with as many loved ones and friends as possible.

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For students receiving bachelor's degrees

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Wackar Stadium

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