Commencement Ceremonies to Move Off Campus for 2011

University’s undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies will move off campus to the Izod Center in East Rutherford for the first time.

William Paterson University’s undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies will move off campus to the Izod Center in East Rutherford in 2011.

One ceremony will be held for both undergraduate and graduate students at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

The change was made to make commencement more convenient for students and their families, says Ed Weil, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “Moving the ceremonies to the Izod Center will eliminate the need for a rain date, which was previously necessary for the undergraduate ceremony, “ he explains. “We also will not need to restrict the number of guests that graduating students may invite. In addition, there is ample parking available.”

Francisco Diaz, assistant vice president for campus life, and Pam Fueshko, director of telecommunications, will co-chair a University-wide committee of faculty, staff, and students that will handle logistics for the ceremony. In addition, an honorary degree committee, composed of representatives from the five colleges and the library, has been created to recommend candidates for honorary degrees to the Board of Trustees.

10/19/10