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Last Updated: 1/28/2022, 2:44 PM



May Commencement – Class of 2022 Undergraduate

Save the Dates: May 11 & 12, 2022

The following message is sent on behalf of Mary Anne Nagy, Vice President for Student Life and Leadership Engagement.

Dear Degree Candidate:

Please Save the Date for our All Undergraduate Class Gathering which will be held on May 11, 2022, on Kessler Field at 4 p.m. (rain site is OceanFirst Bank Center). The All Undergraduate Class Gathering will be an opportunity for all members of the Class of 2022 to gather as an entire class prior to individual school ceremonies on May 12, 2022. The class gathering will include the awarding of an honorary degree, a commencement address and remarks by the president. Students will participate in caps and gowns.

School based ceremonies will be held on May 12, 2022, on campus where students will be recognized individually. The schedule includes tentative times and may change as we progress through the Spring semester to address Covid protocols.


  • Leon Hess Business School, at 10 a.m.
  • Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences, at 1 p.m.
  • Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies, School of Social Work, School of Education, School of Science, at 4 p.m.

I hope you are considering participating in the Commencement Ceremonies.

Please note there is no fee to participate in Commencement.

More information will be sent out as it becomes available. Also, please check this website often for updates.

I hope you will be able to join us on May 11 and 12, 2022!


Mary Anne Nagy

Vice President for Student Life and Leadership Engagement

Honors and Honor Cords

Undergraduate students who are baccalaureate degree recipients having earned at least fifty-six (56) credits at Monmouth University and have a cumulative GPA no lower than 3.50 will be graduated with honors. This distinction is indicated on the diploma. 

  • Cum Laude: 3.50 – 3.64
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.65 – 3.84
  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.85 – 4.00

Academic honor cords may be mailed to your home by the Registrar’s Office prior to the ceremonies or you may pick them up at the ceremony near registration.

Honor society and non-academic honor cords will be distributed by the advisor for each of the relevant organizations. If you are currently a member of such an organization, you should contact your advisor to determine if and when honor cords will be distributed to the graduating members.

Graduate students are not eligible for honor cords unless provided by their specific academic discipline’s honor society.

Grad Images Photography

GradImages, a professional photography service, will be at Commencement to photograph graduates as they are recognized on stage. Your proofs will be sent via e-mail to your student account and mailed to your home address. If you have any questions regarding your proofs, please contact GradImages Customer Service Department at 800-261-2576 or email them at

You may pre-register your e-mail address at to ensure an accurate address is on file. By pre-registering, you will receive a coupon for 20% off your order. 

Certified Electronic Diploma

We are pleased to be able to provide you with a Certified Electronic Diploma! When your Certified Electronic Diploma is ready to be downloaded, you will receive an email with instructions. You will not receive this notification unless all university obligations are met.

We will also mail you a traditional paper diploma approximately 2 weeks after the conferral date, provided all university obligations are met.

Color Representation

The colors you will see in the hoods of our faculty represent the various fields in which the degrees were taken:

  • Apricot – Nursing
  • Brown – Fine Arts
  • Citron – Social Work
  • Crimson – Journalism
  • Dark Blue – Philosophy
  • Golden Yellow – Science
  • Green – Medicine
  • Lemon-Yellow – Library Science
  • Light Blue – Education
  • Orange – Engineering
  • Pink – Music
  • Purple – Law
  • Sage Green – Physical Education
  • Salmon Pink – Public Health
  • Scarlet – Theology
  • Yellow-Brown: Commerce, Business, Accounting
  • White – Arts, Letters, Humanities