Stevens graduate candidates from Summer '20, Fall '20 and Spring '21 celebrated their commencement together on May 25, 26, and 27 2021.  

Celebrating the Class of 2021

Stevens held eight smaller, in-person commencement ceremonies at the Meadowlands Expo Center for the Class of 2021. The breakdown of ceremonies was as follows:

  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. - Ph.D. Hooding, Ph.D. Commencement Ceremony, and Faculty Awards Ceremony
  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - Four Undergraduate Ceremonies (divided by school and major)
  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 - Three Graduate Ceremonies (divided by school and major)

Please note that Stevens will continue to follow all guidance from the State of New Jersey and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding large gatherings, wearing masks, socially distanced seating, and adhering to New Jersey travel restrictions. All of our plans are subject to change at any time based on guidance from the State of New Jersey.

Participation in Ceremonies

Faculty were encouraged to participate in Tuesday's Ph.D. Hooding, Ph.D. Commencement Ceremony, and Faculty Awards Ceremony (please note - academic robes are not necessary to participate.) However, due to the lowered capacity (COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing) at the Expo Center, only a small Platform Party of administrators participated in the Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremonies on Wednesday and Thursday.

All ceremonies were live streamed, and recordings of each will soon be posted on the Stevens YouTube Channel.

Family Members Graduating

Stevens has a tradition of offering faculty/staff members the opportunity to participate in the Commencement Ceremony if a family member and/or spouse is receiving a degree. Unfortunately, due to the restrictions in place this year, we will not be able to continue this tradition for the Class of 2021. 


If you have general questions, please contact the Office of University Events at 201.216.5111 or [email protected].