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Commencement

Congratulations 2017 Graduates  

Graduation is one of life's most important and memorable milestones. The Seton Hall community prepares to congratulate our 2017 graduates for a job well done, and extends warm wishes to the families and friends who joined us to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Update from the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
February 7, 2017

The 2017 Baccalaureate Commencement Schedule of Ceremonies will be as follows:

There will be three ceremonies that will take place on Monday, May 15, 2017.

The procession will begin for the first ceremony at 8:30 a.m. and will include students from:

  • The College of Communication and the Arts
  • The College of Education and Human Services
  • The College of Nursing

The procession will begin for the second ceremony at 1 p.m. and will include students from:

  • The Stillman School of Business
  • The School of Theology
  • The School of Diplomacy and International Relations

The procession will begin for the third ceremony at 6 p.m. and will include students from:

  • The College of Arts and Sciences

The ceremonies will take place in the Richard and Sheila Regan Fieldhouse, which is located in the Recreation Center.  Seniors participating in commencement will receive four tickets each for the fieldhouse.  The ceremonies will be shown via simulcast in Walsh Gymnasium and students will receive three additional tickets for this venue.  After students have picked up their caps and gowns, we will have a better sense of the number of students who plan to participate in commencement and more tickets inside the fieldhouse may become available.

Download the complete schedule of the commencement and hooding ceremonies.

As we get closer to the event more information will follow on parking, where students will assemble, tickets and guest seating.

Update from the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
November 18, 2017

For the past several years, Seton Hall University's Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony has taken place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The University has been informed that the Prudential Center is not available to us this year.

After extensive inquiries and consideration, it has been decided that the Seton Hall University 2017 Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 15, 2017 on campus. This year the academic journey of our graduates will come full circle and end here on campus where it began. It is the University's hope that smaller, more intimate ceremonies will be exceptionally meaningful on campus to the graduating seniors.

Students will be invited to participate in one of three ceremonies, which will take place at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Students will attend the ceremony of their designated college. Final determination as to which colleges will graduate in which ceremony will be announced in January when the number of degree candidates has been finalized. A limited number of tickets will be available for family and friends.

Graduate hooding ceremonies will continue to take place on campus as in the past. The Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony will now follow their tradition.

More details to follow.

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