You must file with the Office of Enrollment Services to initiate graduation certification and advise the University that you intend to graduate in May 2014. You should have received a “Declaration of Candidacy” form in the mail during the fall 2013 term. The deadline date for filing was November 1. If you have any further questions, please call your campus Office of Enrollment Services listed below.
College at Florham (973) 443-8600
Metropolitan Campus (201) 692-2214
The ceremony is being held at the IZOD Center in the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The Processional begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Commencement ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. Candidates for graduation must arrive no later than 8:30 am. through the Arena Public Entry located between Gates A and D, and proceed on the escalators to the Arena floor level. You will be lined up according to your degree and by college. No family or guests are permitted in the graduate line-up area.
Please be advised that all participants in the May 20 Commencement at the IZOD Center in the Meadowlands must be at the arena by 8:30 am. Because of Arena parking reconfiguration (see Note below) and traffic lane construction, you should allow an extra hour of travel time. Families and friends of the graduates should also allow for the extra travel time. For up to the minute traffic updates, please visit www.511nj.org Note: Parking will be in Deck 23 and Lots 26, 27 and 28 as shown in the Meadowlands Map.
Commencement Traffic Advisory
Please be advised that all participants in the May 20 Commencement at the IZOD Center in the Meadowlands must be at the arena by 8:30 am. Because of Arena parking reconfiguration (see Note below) and traffic lane construction, you should allow an extra hour of travel time. Families and friends of the graduates should also allow for the extra travel time. For up to the minute traffic updates, please visit www.511nj.org
Note: Parking will be in Deck 23 and Lots 26, 27 and 28 as shown in the Meadowlands Map.
All graduates will have their names called. You will be given a name card to fill out in the line-up area. Each graduate will walk across the stage and be congratulated individually.
The ceremony should end by 1:00 pm.
No. Diplomas will be mailed during the third week of June, 2014.
All candidates for graduation can have an unlimited number of guests. Therefore, an admission ticket for the ceremony will not be required.
Please contact the Dean of Students Office at your home campus, if the candidate for graduation requires accommodations. The telephone number for the College at Florham Dean of Students Office is (973) 443-8935 and the Dean of Students telephone number at the Metropolitan campus is (201) 692-2190. If your guest requires accommodations, please contact ADA services at the Meadowlands Sports Complex at (201) 935-3900 or visit the website at www.meadowlands.com.
If you experience problems with obtaining the necessary accommodations for your Disabled guest, please contact the Dean of Students Office at your campus.
There will not be a reception following the ceremony.
Candidates for graduation can pick up their academic regalia and commencement announcements at their campus “Graduation Salute” Program.
College at Florham:
Note: If a candidate for graduation cannot attend the “Graduation Salute”, then the student can pick up academic regalia along with the commencement announcements at the bookstore of their primary campus on the following dates:
College at Florham: Thursday, April 10 through Friday, May 16 (regular business hours)
Metropolitan Campus: Through Monday, May 19. Tel: 201-836-7818 FDU Bookstore
We encourage all students to attend the “Graduation Salute” Program. Note: Students in Online Program please contact the Office of Online Programs if you have questions about graduation preparations.
THERE WILL BE NO FURTHER DISTRIBUTION OF REGALIA AFTER DATES SHOWN ABOVE.
Students will not be allowed to pick up their academic regalia and announcements at another FDU campus other than their primary campus. In other words, College at Florham students must pick up their academic regalia and announcements at the College at Florham, and Metropolitan Campus students must pick up their academic regalia and announcements at the Metropolitan Campus. No exceptions can be made.
All Partnership Program Students must go to the Metropolitan Campus Graduation Salute Program or make arrangements through the Metropolitan Campus Bookstore.
Students who qualify for academic honors will be notified directly by the Office of Enrollment Services regarding the time and place to pick up their awards. Contact Enrollment Services with any additional questions you may have.
College at Florham Students Only (973) 443-8600
Metropolitan Campus Students Only (201) 692-2214
Dress should be appropriate for the occasion. It is recommended that the candidates for graduation wear business-casual attire. It is also recommended that they wear comfortable shoes but not sneakers. Personal belongings should not be brought to the line-up area. Candidates for graduation will not be permitted to carry handbags, cameras, balloons or any other objects.
There will be no commencement rehearsal, but designated marshals will guide the candidates for graduation through the processional into their proper seating area.
See Driving Directions page.
Three Marriott hotels have specially priced reservations available:
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KING $112.00 per night
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For further questions or concerns, please contact your respective Dean of Students Office.
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