Commencement 2019

Commencement 2019

Commencement at William Paterson University is an important event for graduating students, family, and friends, as well as the faculty and staff. The ceremony provides an opportunity for the entire University to celebrate the achievements and successful conclusion of a higher education degree.

The commencement ceremony is a formal celebration steeped in academic ritual and the traditions of the University complete with procession, academic regalia, and other elements of pageantry. Personal attention takes center stage as each graduate is individually recognized.

This year’s ceremonies will be held as follows:

Undergraduate Ceremony (bachelor’s degrees)
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 • 9:00 am
Prudential Center
25 Lafayette Street, Newark

Tickets are NOT required

Graduate Ceremony (master’s and doctoral degrees)
Thursday, May 16, 2019 • 7:00 pm
William Paterson University • Sports and Recreation Center
300 Pompton Road, Wayne

Tickets are required

Pioneer Salute - University Commons Ballrooms A, B and C
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Distribution of regalia by Commencement Committee members ONLY.



Apply for Graduation
Undergraduate Application

All students must file for graduation by the following dates:

 Deadline:  Graduation:
 September 1  January
 December 1  May
 June 1  August

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