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2022 May Commencement Ceremonies

Dear Members of the Monmouth University Community:

We are eagerly looking forward to celebrating our 2022 spring commencement ceremonies next week. We will again be honoring our undergraduate and graduate/doctoral students with distinct events, and launching a new tradition with an all-undergraduate class gathering held the day before degree conferral. This new event will provide a special opportunity for the nearly 900 undergraduates in the Class of 2022 to celebrate their collective achievements in the company of their closest friends and classmates on our beautiful campus.  All ceremonies will be held at Kessler Stadium and the rain site is the OceanFirst Bank Center.

The graduate and doctoral commencement ceremony is on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 10 a.m. 

Our all-undergraduate class gathering is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 4 p.m. 

Jack Ford, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning host of Metro Focus on PBS and CBS News Correspondent for 60 Minutes Sports, will deliver a commencement address at both ceremonies, and will receive an honorary degree at the all-undergraduate class gathering.

Three additional, school specific, degree conferral ceremonies will occur on Thursday, May 12.  The ceremony for graduates of the Leon Hess Business School will occur at 10 a.m., the ceremony for graduates of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at 1 p.m., and the ceremony for graduates of the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies, School of Social Work, School of Education, and School of Science is planned for 4 p.m.  For additional details, including links to livestreaming of each ceremony, visit

If you have any questions about our commencement exercises, please do not hesitate to contact Vice President Mary Anne Nagy, the chair of the Commencement Planning Committee, at extension 3417.

I hope you share my excitement at hearing our special guest and honoring our graduates in the days ahead. It gives me great delight to host these in-person events on our beautiful campus, which has served as a second home to our graduates for the past several years. Please keep our graduates and their families in your thoughts as we prepare for this year’s commencement exercises.


Dr. Patrick F. Leahy