The Graduate Commencement Ceremonies will be held at the Meadowlands Expo Center (MEC), 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, New Jersey on Thursday, May 26, 2022.  

Graduate Commencement 2022

Stevens will hold two Graduate ceremonies on Thursday, May 26th for Commencement 2022:

  • 10:00 a.m. - School of Business and School of Systems & Enterprises
  • 3:00 p.m. - School of Engineering & Science

Each ceremony will be approximately 2 hours in length, and doors open 1 hour prior to the ceremony. Further details on ticketing, live stream, parking, and regalia are listed below.

Doctoral Candidates

We request graduating Doctoral candidates register to walk and be hooded by clicking here. This year the hooding and commencement ceremony will take place on the same date and time, at the Meadowlands Expo Center on Thursday, May 26, 2022 (at either 10 a.m. or 3 p.m., depending on your school.)

Academic Regalia

All graduate candidates, faculty and administration participating in the commencement ceremonies must wear academic regalia. We have passed the deadline for ordering regalia from Oak Hall. However, the Stevens Bookstore orders extra sets that will be available for pick-up a few days prior to the ceremonies. Contact Jo'vi Codrington, Bookstore Manager for further information ASAP and to reserve a set.

Guest Tickets

TicketLeap has recently sent out emails to all graduating students. This email contains a discount code for commencement tickets - all guest tickets are free. Click on CLAIM DISCOUNT, choose your ceremony, and choose how many tickets you would like. Say YES to a Discount Code, and APPLY the 100% off code to your order. Once completed, you can download a PDF of your tickets and distribute how you wish.

Each graduating Masters and Ph.D. candidate can order up to four (4) guest tickets for their respective commencement ceremony. All seating is general admission, and doors open 1 hour prior to each ceremony. Please note that every guest MUST have a ticket to enter the venue, no matter their age. Also, each ticket is unique and will be scanned at entry, so if copies of tickets are made, only the first copy that arrives at the door will be allowed in. Guest tickets are transferable from student to student, but only within the same ceremony. 

A wait list is being created for those who still cannot find extra tickets. Details of this online List will be posted and announced the first week of May.

If you did not receive a link, please contact [email protected] with your name and CWID, major and degree, and we will resolve the matter.

ADA Accessibility for Guests

Guests with ADA hangtags can park in the lot underneath MEC (parking attendants will guide you to the entrance.) Also, guests can be dropped off in the front of MEC if mobility is an issue. There is a staircase at the main entrance, with a ramp next to it for wheelchair and crutch access. Free wheelchairs will be available at the entrance to those who need. Once inside, the rest of the Expo Center is flat, including the seating area. For those who need, there will be one section that is reserved for ADA accessible guests, which will be closer to the entrance and bathrooms, and easier to park a wheelchair, crutches, etc. When ordering tickets, you can designate 2 of your tickets for this section. If you need more, or have specific questions, please contact our office at [email protected]

Guidelines for COVID-19 

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving, and the rise of new variants is increasing the risk of illness and transmission of COVID-19 for everyone, including vaccinated individuals.

At this time, we expect a mandatory face mask mandate will be in place for all guests and participants at the commencement ceremonies. However, Stevens will continue to monitor and follow all guidelines from the CDC and the State of New Jersey, and this mandate may change by May 25-26.

Arrival Time and What to Bring

Candidates are asked to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the ceremony, fully dressed in their regalia. Once they enter the Expo Center Lobby, they will be directed to the proper venue entrance to pick up their name card for the ceremony. This card is used by the name reader to say their name as they cross the stage. Changes can be made the day of the ceremony if need be. There are no lockers in the venue, so please do not bring anything you cannot carry with you for the ceremony. Also, flowers will be sold on-site, as well as certain items from the Stevens Bookstore. Balloons are not allowed in the venue and will be confiscated.

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. Also, all ceremonies will be closed captioned, both on site and on the live-stream.

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.

Social Media

Please follow @Stevensclass2022 for new content every week! As commencement gets closer more information will be provided regarding regalia, commencement speakers, first in class, and ticket sales. We will also be providing a behind the scenes look at what it takes to run a graduation ceremony along with interactive stories to show the love our grads have for Stevens. Start using the hashtag #Stevensclass2022 on all graduation related posts for us to see.

Gifts for Class of 2022

The Commencement Group is offering Class of 2022 t-shirts for purchase online which list the names of all of the graduating students. Balfour sells Stevens class rings as well as announcements and a number of other items for graduates. Stevens Bookstore offers a number of gift items as well, including diploma frames, glassware, clothing, etc. Flowers will be sold on-site at the venue, along with certain items from the Stevens Bookstore. Balloons are not allowed in the venue and will be confiscated.

Diplomas

Answers to questions about diplomas (printing, mailing, address on file, timeline, etc.) can be found on the Registrar's Office website or by emailing [email protected] 

International Students and Guests

International students returning to the U.S. to participate in Commencement 2021 should contact ISSS office for guidance by emailing [email protected]. If you have guests, and they require a letter of invitation, you may write an Invitation Letter ISSS Form Invitation Letter. Families are encouraged not to make non-refundable travel arrangements till further notice.

Questions

If you have any further questions, please contact the Office of University Events at [email protected].