Important Dates

2 students celebrating on the boardwalk

2 students celebrating on the boardwalk

Boardwalk Hall indoors

Boardwalk Hall indoors

student jumping on the beach

student jumping on the beach

3 students celebrating on the boardwalk

3 students celebrating on the boardwalk

group of students in front of congratulations banner

group of students in front of congratulations banner

Apply for Graduation

All students must apply for graduation. The application must be submitted at the beginning of the term in which you plan to complete your degree requirements. This application is required, regardless of whether or not you plan on participating in the graduation commencement ceremony. Conferral of a degree cannot occur if an application is not received. The graduation application begins the academic certification and degree conferral process.

Students who have applied for graduation by the established deadline and have successfully completed all academic requirements are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students who do not apply for graduation by the deadline forfeit their inclusion in the commencement ceremony and program.

How to Apply for Graduation

The Application for Graduation is located on the goStockton Portal on the Student Services Tab in the Registration Tools box. The link is located in Registration Tools. The graduation fee is used to cover the cost of commencement regalia, diplomas and covers, the yearbook, the commencement reception, and other graduation-related expenses. The $175 fee will be charged to your account within 10-15 business days. The fee for late applications after the deadline is $225. Please obtain, complete and submit your application by the application deadlines:

Fall - October 1
Spring - February 1
Summer - June 15 

If you are unsure about your graduation status, review your degree audit or seek advising from your preceptor or the Center for Academic Advising. If your graduation application is denied, you will need to reapply at the beginning of the term in which you plan to complete your degree requirements. 

Attend Grad Finale

Grad Finale

Tuesday, April 11 & Wednesday, April 12, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Campus Center Event Room

Receive your cap, gown, guest tickets, and more!

Our regalia vendor, Jostens, will be on campus for these two days ONLY.
 All graduates who plan to participate in Commencement must stop by this event.

For individuals who are between 4'10" and 7'0" gown fitting and distribution
 will be done on-site. Individuals who do not fall within this height range should email
commencement@stockton.edu by April 1 to make alternate arrangements.

Graduates unable to attend should send a substitute on their behalf.
Substitutes must have the graduates height and z-number.

Graduates who have had Federal Direct Loans while at Stockton need to complete their EXIT counseling.  If they are unsure, please contact Financial Aid at 609-652-2301. 

Attend Graduate Toast

Graduate Toast

Summer and Fall 2022 Graduates
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Door Open at 4:30pm
Campus Center Event Room

Spring 2023 Graduates
Friday, April 21, 2023
Doors open at 3:45pm
 Campus Center Event Room

Come out and celebrate your accomplishment with fellow graduates, faculty, and staff!

Attend Commencement

Commencement Ceremonies happen once a year in May. Graduates from the previous Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters are invited to participate.

stockton.edu/commencement