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Caps and Gowns

Orders

Cap and gown orders must be placed online through WebAdvisor under the heading “Graduation” beginning on Monday, March 18, through Friday, April 19. Please note that orders must be received by midnight Friday, April 19, 2019; otherwise, we cannot guarantee that a cap and gown will be available for you. There is no cost to order your cap and gown.

Graduation Fair (Pick-Up)

Be our guest at the annual Graduation Fair on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Anacon Hall (Student Center, 2nd floor), from 3–7 p.m. There you will pick up your cap and gown and enjoy celebrating with the MU community. There will be University offices present to answer your questions, graduation items for purchase, great giveaways, and refreshments! If you cannot attend, you may pick up your cap and gown at the OceanFirst Bank Center from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. on Commencement Day.

Color Representations

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

apricot_bulletApricot – Nursing

orange_bulletOrange – Engineering

brown_bulletBrown – Fine Arts

pink_bulletPink – Music

citron_bulletCitron – Social Work

purple_bulletPurple – Law

crimson_bulletCrimson – Journalism

sage_bulletSage Green – Physical Education

darkblue_bulletDark Blue – Philosophy

salmon_bulletSalmon Pink – Public Health

goldenyellow_bulletGolden Yellow – Science

scarlet_bulletScarlet – Theology

green_bulletGreen – Medicine

yellowbrown_bulletYellow-Brown: Commerce, Business, Accounting

lemonyellow_bulletLemon-Yellow – Library Science

whiteblack_bulletWhite – Arts, Letters, Humanities

lightblue_bulletLight Blue – Education

Ticket/Announcement Pick-Up Schedule

Announcements/tickets may be picked up in the Office of Student Life (Student Center, 2nd Floor) on the dates and times listed below:

April 22 (Monday) 8:45 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
April 23 (Tuesday) 8:45 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
April 24 (Wednesday) 8:45 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
April 25 (Thursday) 8:45 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
April 26 (Friday) 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 29 (Monday) 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 30 (Tuesday) 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 1 (Wednesday) 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 2 (Thursday) 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 3 (Friday) 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 6 (Monday) 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 7 (Tuesday) 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 8 (Wednesday) 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 9 (Thursday) 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 10 (Friday) 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 13 (Monday) 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 14 (Tuesday) 8:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Commencement Decorum

The Commencement Ceremony is a dignified academic event that recognizes the achievements of our graduates and honorees. Students who choose to participate in Commencement are asked to observe the following guidelines.

  • Graduates must return to the seating area after receiving their degrees. Out of respect for all students being recognized, participants are required to remain for the entire ceremony. The conferral of degrees is a lengthy part of our program, and it is imperative that consideration be extended until the final student receives his/her degree. If you choose to participate, you are expected to remain until the recessional.

    If you are making dinner reservations, it is suggested that reservations be made no earlier than 5 p.m.

  • All cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off for the duration of the ceremony.
  • Noise-making devices are prohibited in the OceanFirst Bank Center, as are any objects that would detract from the formality of the event.
  • Applause should be held until all students have received their degrees. Names will be read quickly, and it is important that every name is heard.

The points listed above are meant to ensure that our graduates and guests have the most enjoyable day possible.

Receptions & Diploma Distribution

Wilson Hall, 1st Floor

School of Humanities and Social Sciences: Wilson 106
School of Education: Wilson 104

Edison Hall, Atrium 201

School of Science: E 207
School of Social Work: E 209

Pozycki Hall

Leon Hess Business School
Reception: Second Floor
Diplomas: Room 214

School of Nursing & Health Studies
Reception: First Floor
Diplomas: Rooms 101-108

Map of the Reception and Dipoma Distribution locations

Frequently Asked Questions

Monmouth University’s 2019 Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the OceanFirst Bank Center on campus.

Is there a fee for Commencement?
There is no fee to participate in Commencement.
How many guest tickets do graduates receive?
Graduates are limited to five (5) tickets each. Graduates do not need a ticket.
Do children need tickets?
If a child is walking, a ticket is needed. Children are not permitted to sit on a lap in lieu of a ticket. Strollers are not permitted in the OceanFirst Bank Center in accordance with fire safety regulations.
What time do graduates have to be at the OceanFirst Bank Center?
Graduates are asked to be at the student lineup by 12:15 p.m. Signs and staff will direct you to this area.
The student procession will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m., guests are asked to be seated by 12:30 p.m.
What time will the doors open at the OceanFirst Bank Center?
Doors to the OceanFirst Bank Center will open at 11 a.m. Please allow ample time to enter the campus, park, and report to the student lineup.
How do I get my tickets?
Please see the section “Ticket/Announcement Pickup Schedule” for the days and times tickets/announcements will be released. A photo ID is required to pick up your tickets/announcements.
How and when do I get my cap and gown?
Cap and gowns will be distributed on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Anacon Hall, second floor of the Student Center, or at the OceanFirst Bank Center from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Commencement Day, May 16, 2019. A photo ID is required to pick up your cap and gown.
Will a photographer be at Commencement?
Yes. GradImages, a professional photography service, will be at Commencement to photograph students as they are recognized on stage. Your proof will be mailed to your home address and sent via e-mail to your student account.
You may pre-register your e-mail address at http://gradimages.com/Preregistration to ensure an accurate address is on file. By pre-registering, you will receive a coupon for 20% off your order.
Are there any accommodations for disabled guests?
SEATING: Please call the Office of Student Life (732-571-3417) by Wednesday, May 8, 2019, to request seating in this area. Please note accommodations are limited.
PARKING: ADA parking is available at the OceanFirst Bank Center for those with a disabled parking placard or plate. If this area is full, guests may be dropped off at the entrance to the OceanFirst Bank Center.
Is there a rehearsal for graduation?
There is no rehearsal for graduation. Detailed instructions will be available at the distribution area for cap and gowns.

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 giservice@gradimages.net.

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