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Commencement – Class of 2021

All May 2021 Commencement ceremonies will be held in person on campus at Kessler Stadium

We are now able to provide you with four (4) guest tickets for your assigned ceremony. In doing so, we have reached our capacity limits so no extra tickets can be provided. Please note that all ceremonies will be live streamed for family and friends to view.

In order to participate, you will have to have ordered your cap and gown (tassel included) directly through Herff Jones. If you have not ordered your cap and gown, please use this link to place your order: herff.ly/monmouthuThis link will close on Monday, April 26. You will need to bring your cap and gown with you to campus to participate in the commencement ceremony. Please note that we will not be able to provide you with another cap and gown at that time.

Please use the link provided to RSVP that you will or will not attend your assigned ceremony.  If you are planning to attend the ceremony, you must respond to this link https://etcentral.monmouth.edu/#/form/270 to be added to the line of march and to receive your four (4) electronic tickets for your guests. Electronic tickets will be sent to your student email at a later date. This link will close at midnight on April 30. Also, if you are a double major, please choose the school you would like to walk with.  You may only walk in one ceremony and we cannot change your assigned ceremony based on capacity limits. 

The Registrar’s Office has mailed the January graduates University honor cords to their home. Our May graduates will visit the Registrar’s table (next to registration) at their assigned graduation ceremony to pick up their honor cords. Please note that honor cords are for our graduates earning a bachelor’s degree and are awarded based on GPA.

Ceremonies

May 12, 2021 – 10 a.m.
All Fall 2020 (January 2021) graduates (including Undergraduate, Master and Doctorate degrees)
Live stream and archive: https://livestream.com/monmouthlive/May12-10am

May 12, 2021 – 2 p.m.
Spring 2021 Master and Doctoral candidates in the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, the School of Business and the School of Education
Live stream and archive: https://livestream.com/monmouthlive/May12-2pm

May 13, 2021 – 10 a.m.
Spring 2021 Master and Doctoral candidates in the School of Nursing & Health Studies, the School of Social Work and the School of Science
Live stream and archive: https://livestream.com/monmouthlive/May13-10am

May 19, 2021 – 10 a.m.
Spring 2021 Bachelor degree candidates in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Live stream and archive: https://livestream.com/monmouthlive/May19-10am

May 19, 2021 – 2 p.m.
Spring 2021 Bachelor degree candidates in the School of Nursing and Health Studies and the School of Social Work
Live stream and archive: https://livestream.com/monmouthlive/May19-2pm

May 20, 2021 – 10 a.m.
Spring 2021 Bachelor degree candidates in the School of Business
Live stream and archive: https://livestream.com/monmouthlive/May20-10am

May 20, 2021 – 2 p.m.
Spring 2021 Bachelor degree candidates in the School of Education and the School of Science
Live stream and archive: https://livestream.com/monmouthlive/May20-2pm

Mass for Graduating Students

May 18, 2021 – 4 p.m.
St. Michael’s Church

Catholic Campus Ministry invites you to celebrate the Class of 2021.

Graduation with Honors

Undergraduate students who are baccalaureate degree recipients having earned at least fifty-three (53) 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. Academic honor cords, to be worn at Commencement, will be distributed to students with their cap and gown.

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

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.

Color Representation

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

apricot_bullet Apricot – Nursingsalmon_bullet Salmon Pink – Public Health
orange_bullet Orange – Engineeringgoldenyellow_bullet Golden Yellow – Science
brown_bullet Brown – Fine Artsscarlet_bullet Scarlet – Theology
pink_bullet Pink – Musicgreen_bullet Green – Medicine
citron_bullet Citron – Social Workyellowbrown_bullet Yellow-Brown: Commerce, Business, Accounting
purple_bullet Purple – Lawlemonyellow_bullet Lemon-Yellow – Library Science
crimson_bullet Crimson – Journalismwhiteblack_bullet White – Arts, Letters, Humanities
sage_bullet Sage Green – Physical Educationlightblue_bullet Light Blue – Education
darkblue_bullet Dark Blue – Philosophy