Stockton University is pleased to announce plans to hold our 2020 Commencement Ceremonies
on Friday, October 23, 2020, at the Galloway Campus.
Senator Cory Booker's Message For Stockton University's Class Of 2020
The University is hosting Commencement Ceremonies for the Class of 2020 on the Galloway campus Friday, October 23, 2020. The deadline to register to participate in the ceremonies has passed. No additional requests will be accepted. Ceremony time assignments have been sent to the graduate’s email address listed on the participation registration form and posted at Stockton.edu/commencement.
Class of 2020 graduates who were approved to participate in the May 2020 eCommencement ceremony, have secured their Stockton regalia, and RSVP’d their intent to attend will be eligible to participate in the 2020 Commencement Ceremony on October 23, 2020.
Due to state mandated capacity limits for outdoor graduation events, graduates cannot request to be moved to an alternate ceremony.
There will be a limit of two guests per graduate. The two guest tickets will be distributed electronically from firstname.lastname@example.org approximately 2 weeks prior to the ceremony to the email address already provided in the participation registration form. The graduate is responsible for distributing the electronic tickets to the guests. Only two guests will be permitted to enter the ceremony site using the guest tickets. Guest tickets will be scanned at entry with a limit of one scan per ticket. Guests can either print the ticket or display the scan code on an electronic device. Guests will be seated individually or in household pairs, six feet apart from other guests.
Commencement Day Information
Graduates and guests should arrive no earlier than one hour prior to their ceremony start time to avoid cross-over with other ceremonies.
Graduates will be assigned a seat number at the check-in tent. There will be no ceremony processional or recessional.
Health and Safety
All graduates and their two guests will be required to complete the Stockton University COVID-19 Visitor Health Pledge prior to arrival to campus on October 23.
All attendees and staff are expected to abide by the University Health and Safety Guidelines including but not limited to, providing their own face covering and wearing it in all public settings.
No. The graduation fee of $165 is non-refundable (one time per degree level) and charged to all graduating students that apply for graduation. This fee covers all expenses associated with graduation. All students are charged this University fee regardless of ceremony participation. If the graduation fee is paid after the closing date, a fee of $225 is charged for the late graduation application. This fee is charged to applicants for each degree level: Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral. In a case where a student has received a prior degree from the University, this fee is applicable for the new degree level.
Baccalaureate and Master’s Degree Graduates:
The regalia ordering deadline was July 31. Multiple emails were sent to graduates with a link to the Jostens online ordering website and is now closed.
Doctoral Degree Graduates:
Rental regalia on-campus pickup dates have been emailed to graduates who placed an rental order. Rentals cannot be mailed. Doctoral candidates who purchased fine quality gowns should have already received them at their home address. Doctoral candidates who would like to purchase fine quality regalia can do so through Jostens.
On-campus pickup will be at the Campus Center Information Booth during the dates and times listed below. No appointment is needed. Please wear a face covering and provide the staff at the information booth with your first and last name. If you are not able to pickup your regalia someone else can pickup on your behalf.
On-campus pickup dates are for pre-ordered regalia ONLY:
Friday, October 9 - 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, October 10 - 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, October 11 – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, October 23, the day of the Spring 2020 Formal Commencement Ceremony.
Only undergraduate degree candidates with GPA based Latin honors will receive an official honor cord. Latin honor cords will be distributed at the Spring 2020 Formal Commencement Ceremony.
Questions pertaining to all other specialized regalia should be directed to your group's advisor, coach, program leader etc.
Diplomas for all spring graduating students who complete all academic requirements and have no outstanding obligations to the University will receive their diploma in the fall. Diplomas for fall and summer graduates are mailed about 12 to 14 weeks after degree completion. If you have questions about your diploma, please email the Office of the Registrar at Registrar@stockton.edu for more information. The Bachelor's diploma size is 8.5' x 11" and the Masters and Doctoral diploma size is 11" x 14".
Diploma covers will be distributed at the 2020 Formal Commencement Ceremony.