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Graduate Student on the Green from Commencement


Congratulations Graduate Candidates

Graduation is one of life's most important and memorable milestones. The Seton Hall community congratulates our graduates for a job well done, and extends warm wishes to the families and friends who join us to celebrate these momentous occasions. Our highest priority remains the health and safety of students and families as we plan in-person cermonies. We continue to be grateful for the resiliency you have shown these past months, and we hope and pray that we can celebrate your achievements this spring.

Class of 2021

We are encouraged by Governor Murphy loosening restrictions and increasing capacity limits. As a result, our hope is to have in-person Commencement Ceremonies in May 2021. We will continue to monitor the guidelines and will share more information in the days and weeks ahead.

Class of 2020

Seton Hall remains committed to providing in-person Commencement Ceremonies for the Class of 2020 (students who graduated in August or December 2019 or May 2020). In fact, our Commencement Committee is hard at work planning these ceremonies, but our plans are based on the assumption that New Jersey will continue to increase the capacity for outdoor gatherings. We continue to monitor the guidelines and will contact graduates in the event of any changes.

With all of this in mind, ceremonies are for Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctoral graduates and will take place on the South Orange campus on the Galleon Lawn, next to the University Center on the following dates:

  • Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Each ceremony will be limited to approximately 115 students, and two guests per student. Once a ceremony is filled, you will need to select from the remaining ceremonies. However, rest assured we are prepared to add additional ceremonies if needed.

If inclement/severe weather, events will take place on Sunday, May 2 and Monday, May 3. If you have not registered for one of these dates or have not received our email updates regarding commencement, please contact us at to be added to the list.

We plan to live stream and record the ceremonies, allowing students and families to watch in real time and on demand. Also, as part of the ceremony each student will have the opportunity to walk across the stage. Graduate students may also be hooded (a longstanding Commencement tradition) by a family member, and there will be photo opportunities for all graduates.

View Our Virtual Celebration of the Class of 2020

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