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Commencement 2019

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 one for graduate students held on campus in the Sports and Recreation Center. The ceremonies will celebrate students receiving their degrees in January 2019, May 2019, and August 2019.

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

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

Cap and Gown Late Pick Up - University Commons - Bookstore
Friday, May 10, 2019 • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday, May 13, 2019 • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Distribution of regalia by Commencement Committee members ONLY.

Senior Send-Off - University Commons - Ballrooms
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019
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