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Commencement

Caps & Gowns

Ordering

Cap and gown orders must be placed online through WebAdvisor under the heading “Graduation” between Monday, March 12, through Friday, April 13, 2018. Please note that orders must be received by midnight Friday, April 13, 2018; otherwise, we cannot guarantee that a cap and gown will be available for you.

Diplomas

Diplomas may be picked up after the Commencement Ceremony on May 10, 2018, at your school’s reception site on Monmouth University’s campus. The site of each school’s reception will be listed in the Commencement program booklet. A photo ID is required to receive your diploma. Diploma cases will be distributed on stage to each graduate.

If you are not participating in the Commencement Ceremony on May 10, 2018, you may pick up your diploma at the Office of the Registrar beginning Tuesday, May 29, 2018 through Friday, June 1, 2018.

A photo ID is required to receive your diploma.

Diplomas not picked up by June 1, 2018, will be mailed to your home address by certified mail.

All financial obligations to the University must be satisfied prior to diplomas being released.

Color Representation

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

Announcement & Ticket Pickup

Announcements/Tickets may be picked up in the Office of Student Life (2nd floor of the Student Center) on the dates and times listed below. Announcements/Tickets Only (not Caps and Gowns), if you have ordered by the April 14 deadline.

April 16 (Monday) 8:45 am – 7:45 pm
April 17 (Tuesday) 8:45 am – 7:45 pm
April 18 (Wednesday) 8:45 am – 7:45 pm
April 19 (Thursday) 8:45 am – 7:45 pm
April 20 (Friday) 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
April 23 (Monday) 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
April 24 (Tuesday) 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
April 25 (Wednesday) 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
April 26 (Thursday) 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
April 27 (Friday) 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
April 30 (Monday) 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
May 1 (Tuesday) 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
May 2 (Wednesday) 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
May 3 (Thursday) 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
May 4 (Friday) 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
May 7 (Monday) 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
May 8 (Tuesday) 8:45 am – 7:00 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Monmouth University’s 2018 Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 1:00 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 11:00 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 8, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Anacon Hall, second floor of the Student Center, or at the OceanFirst Bank Center from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Commencement Day, May 10, 2018. A photo ID is required to pick up your cap and gown.
When will I receive my diploma?
Diplomas may be picked up at the Office of the Registrar from Tuesday, May 29, 2018 through Friday, June 1, 2018. A photo ID is required to receive your diploma. Diplomas not picked up by June 1, 2018, will be mailed to your home address by certified mail. Diploma cases will be distributed on stage to each graduate. All financial obligations to the University must be satisfied prior to diplomas being released.
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 $5 off an order of $25 or more.
Are there any accommodations for disabled guests?
SEATING: Please call the Office of Student Life (732-571-3417) by Wednesday, May 2, 2018, to reserve 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.

If you have any additional questions, please call the Office of Student Life at 732-571-3417.

Baccalaureate Mass

Catholic Campus Ministry at Monmouth University will hold a baccalaureate mass for the class of 2018 after commencement—May 8 at 7:30 pm in Wilson Auditorium.

Those interested may RSVP by May 4 with Cristina D’Averso Collins at cdaverso@monmouth.edu or 908-433-8251