Commencement 2024

It’s your time to shine! Commencement at William Paterson University provides an opportunity for you to celebrate your achievements and this important milestone with your family, friends, faculty, alumni, and the entire University community.

This year, formal ceremonies will once again be held for undergraduate and graduate degree recipients—one for undergraduates at the Prudential Center in Newark, and two for graduate students held on campus in the Sports and Recreation Center. The ceremonies will celebrate students receiving their degrees in Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024.

Continue to check the website for more details as it gets closer to the event.

Undergraduate Ceremony (bachelor’s degrees)
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 • 9:00 a.m.
Prudential Center | 25 Lafayette Street, Newark

Tickets are NOT required

Graduate Ceremonies (master’s and doctoral degrees)
Monday, May 20, 2024
Sports and Recreation Center | WP Campus

12:00 p.m.
College of Education and College of Science and Health

6:00 p.m.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
and Cotsakos College of Business

(Tickets are required. The number of tickets per graduate is to be determined and will be announced at a later date.)

Information regarding the ordering of caps and gowns and ceremony registration will be emailed to eligible students February 5, 2024.

If an eligible student has not yet applied to graduate, please do so online with the Registrar's Office.

If anyone has additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact committee members at or at 973.720.3295.