Stevens graduate candidates from Summer '21, Fall '21 and Spring '22 will celebrate their commencement together in May 2022 at the Meadowlands Expo Center (MEC).
Celebrating the Class of 2022
Join us for GradFest 2022 - Party in the USA on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 form 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. where we will start the celebration with the Stevens Class of 2022. "Visit" the four largest US cities as we celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2022:
- Los Angeles - Palmer Lawn – Dance Rave
- Houston – Schaefer Lawn - Country BBQ
- Chicago - Morton-Peirce-Kidde Quad – Jazz Nights
- New York - Babbio Patio East – Rockin’ Karaoke
No registration or tickets necessary. Free for all students, family, guests, staff, faculty and alumni. Food, give-aways and photo opportunities all night long. Free parking in all campus lots.
Stevens is happy to announce the commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2022 will be held on May 25 and 26, 2022. There will be a total of four ceremonies:
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - Undergraduate Ceremonies
10:00 a.m. - School of Business, School of Systems & Enterprises, and College of Arts & Letters
- 3:00 p.m. - School of Engineering & Science
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - Graduate Ceremonies (including Ph.D.)
- 10:00 a.m. - School of Business and School of Systems & Enterprises
- 3:00 p.m. - School of Engineering & Science
Please note the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony, which was normally held the night before commencement on campus, will now be incorporated into the Graduate Commencement Ceremonies, held at MEC on May 26, 2022.
Live Streaming and Close Captioning
For those who cannot attend in person, Stevens will live-stream all ceremonies so that friends and family who cannot attend in person can join virtually. The link will be posted on this webpage on the day of the ceremony. In addition, all ceremonies will be close captioned on site as well as on the live-stream.
The Meadowlands Expo Center (MEC) is completely accessible by a ramp in the front of the building (once inside, there are no more stairs/ramps/etc.) Those guests with accessible parking tags can park underneath the building, and there is an area to drop off/pick up guests in front of the main entrance for those parking elsewhere. A limited amount of wheelchairs will be available for use, and a separate ADA accessible section of the audience will be available for those with limited mobility, etc. (please specify when ordering tickets.)
Parking and Transportation
The Meadowlands Expo Center (MEC) has plenty of free parking within walking distance of the venue. Those guests with handicapped parking tags can park under the building. Shuttles will not be provided to the venue from campus. We suggest using Uber or Lyft if you need public transportation.
Hotels and Restaurants
The Meadowlands Expo Center is at the heart of a commercial center filled with hotels, restaurants, and stores. For more information, check out the restaurant list and the hotel list from their website. Also, for check the Campus Travel Management site for hotels local to the campus that have Stevens discounts.
International students returning to the U.S. to participate in Commencement 2021 should contact ISSS office for guidance by emailing [email protected]. Students intending to invite guests, that require a letter of invitation, may write an Invitation Letter. This ISSS Form Invitation Letter, and more information on how to fill out the form, can be found by visiting Step-by-Step Guide. Families are encouraged not to make non-refundable travel arrangements till further notice.
Gifts for Graduates
The Commencement Group is offering Class of 2022 t-shirts for purchase online which list the names of all of the graduating students. Stevens Bookstore offers a number of gift items as well, including diploma frames, glassware, clothing, etc. Flowers will be sold on-site, along with a number of items from the Stevens Bookstore. Please note balloons are strictly prohibited at the venue and will be confiscated.
Class Rings and Announcements
The Stevens class ring is a wonderful gift for your graduating student! You may review the variety of class ring options by visiting the Balfour website. Balfour also creates custom Stevens graduation announcements, allowing you to share your achievements with friends and family. A variety of both traditional and more uniquely, customized photo announcements are available by clicking here.
For further questions, please contact the Office of University Events by email [email protected].