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.
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.
May 12, 2021 – 10 a.m.
All Fall 2020 (January 2021) graduates (including Undergraduate, Master and Doctorate degrees)
Watch again: 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
Watch again: 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
Watch again: 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 at their ceremony on either May 19, 2021 or May 20, 2021.
- 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.
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