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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 ceremonies. 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 pleased to announce that due to the easing of restrictions at outdoor stadiums in New Jersey, plans are moving forward to hold in-person Commencement for the Class of 2021 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Given capacity mandates and social distancing measures, we will host three ceremonies that will take place on the dates and times below:

  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 9 a.m. 
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 1:15 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

It is important that all graduate candidates complete the registration form included in the recent Class of 2021 email by Wednesday, April 7, even if you are not planning to attend Commencement. If you are planning to attend, we ask that you also place an order for academic attire (cap and gown).

The Office of the Registrar will review all registrations to ensure that students meet the criteria to participate in this year’s Commencement. The University will then begin assigning members of the Class of 2021 to one of the three ceremonies and will notify graduates of their assigned ceremony by mid-April. 

Each graduate can invite up to four guests, to be seated in the same pod. Note, we plan to live stream and record the ceremonies for any family members or friends who cannot attend. 

The University continues to monitor State of NJ guidelines and these plans are contingent upon continued governmental approval for such an event and health and safety considerations at the time. Please continue to check your email for Commencement updates, including MetLife Stadium safety protocols, your assigned ceremony and ticketing for your guests.

 

Class of 2020


Due to the easing of restrictions at indoor arenas in New Jersey, Class of 2020 commencement ceremonies will now take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, rather than at the South Orange campus. As a result, dates and times have been updated as follows:

  • Friday, April 30, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Please continue to check your email as we will share more specific information about the venue and ticketing for your guests in the days ahead.

The University continues to monitor State of NJ guidelines and these plans are contingent upon continued governmental approval for such an event and health and safety considerations at the time.
 

View Our Virtual Celebration of the Class of 2020

For questions regarding Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Commencement, please email communications@shu.edu.

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