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Commencement 2020 Update

Dear Graduate and Degree Candidate:

I write today with a heavy heart to share some important information regarding our decision to postpone Commencement exercises at Monmouth University.

First and foremost, Monmouth University will at the appropriate time, conduct in person Commencement ceremonies to celebrate the achievement of all of our graduates. The decision to postpone was one that was not made lightly but rather based on guidance from the CDC, the Governor’s Executive Orders regarding large public gatherings, and most importantly, your health and well-being.

For our May candidates, the postponement of the ceremony in no way delays the conferral of your degree if you are finishing your course work now. Once all course work is completed and the Registrar completes the degree audit process, your degree will be conferred and your diploma will be sent to you at your preferred address on record with the University. All other obligations to the University (financial, etc.) must be completed as well.

For those of you who have completed degrees already at the conclusion of the Fall 2019 semester, you should have received your degree as long as all obligations to the University were completed.

Please continue to apply for your cap and gown as we will use this ordering system for the re-scheduled ceremonies. There is no cost to order your cap and gown.

It is difficult at this time to predict when it will be permissible for large gatherings to occur. Revised plans are being formulated now and we will continue to communicate with you via your student email account. Please check this regularly.

This is not how any of us expected the semester and our plans to celebrate your achievements to unfold. I truly recognize how difficult this time is for you, your family and the entire Monmouth University community. Please be assured we will do all that we can to make your Commencement ceremony, whenever it is, a special day and one that you will have fond memories of for a lifetime.

Stay well and contact me at with any questions you may have.

Mary Anne Nagy
Vice President for Student Life and Leadership Engagement

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