Commencement 2020

Unfortunately, with the uncertain climate and CDC and NJ guidance about large events, Stevens Institute of Technology has decided that it is in the best interest of the community, the students, and their families to postpone Commencement 2020, originally planned for May 20, 2020.

Stevens is currently working on rescheduling the ceremonies for a later date. When the date is confirmed, this website will be updated and the graduating students will be contacted.

In addition Commencement Week KickOff, GradFest 2020, and Senior Awards Ceremony have been cancelled at this time.

Academic Regalia

Wearing academic regalia (robes, hoods, caps) to participate in the Commencement Ceremonies is required. Currently only the "Ship to Home" option (shipping charges apply) is available when placing order on the Oak Hall website.  Once the new Commencement date is announced, the "Ship to Bookstore" option (no additional cost to graduates) will be available again. Please note the following:

  • If you ordered your regalia already with "Ship to Bookstore" option, your order has been put on hold until we set the new date.
  • If you did not order your regalia yet and would like it to be "Ship to Bookstore" at no additional cost, then please wait - we will re-open that option at a later date, once the date of the ceremonies is set.
  • If you ordered your regalia already with "Ship to Home" option, then your order will be placed and you will receive your regalia soon (or already have.)
  • If you did not order your regalia and would like to order it "Ship to Home", you can do so by following the link above.
  • If you prefer to have your regalia by May 20, 2020, but you already ordered "Ship to Bookstore", you can order a new set that is "Ship to Home" and email [email protected] to cancel your original set.

Further questions can be answered by emailing [email protected] 

Live Video Stream of Ceremony

The ceremony will be live streamed, and the video can be accessed from this website on Commencement Day.

Photographs/Video at the Ceremony

Since graduates will have received their academic regalia in advance, we suggest having photographs taken prior to arrival. Guests may take photos and video from the guest seating areas at Meadowlands Expo Center, but guests will not be permitted in the graduate seating area, in the aisles, or on the stage.

Stevens has contracted a professional photographer to take several photos of each graduating student as his/her diploma is being presented. A few weeks after the ceremony, they will email proofs and ordering information to each graduate to their Stevens email address.

Young Alumni Trustee for Class of 2020

Graduating Stevens undergraduate students are eligible for nomination to a seat on the Stevens Board of Trustees (BOT) as alumni trustees. The Board of Trustees position is a two-year term that begins September 1 following graduation. Nominations are open from March 23-27. For further details on requirements and how to nominate, please click here. 

Stevens Alumni Association Class Leadership

Traditionally, each Undergraduate Alumni Class has four class officers: President, Vice President, Secretary and Fund Captain. Any graduating Stevens undergraduate student is eligible to run for one or more of these positions. Officers are elected by the graduating senior class for a five (5) year term (Note: First elected term is only four (4) years so that newly elected officials are introduced in a reunion year). Nominations are open from March 23-27, and elections are open from March 31 - April 5. For further details on job descriptions, how to nominate, self nomination, and other details, please click here.

Announcements and Class Rings

Custom Stevens graduation announcements allow you to share your achievement with friends and family. Each customized announcement features your name, degree and major along with the school seal. Both traditional and more uniquely-customized photo announcements are available.  Also, order your official, custom Stevens class ring today! You can review the variety of announcements and class ring options at www.balfour.com/stevens.

The Link Yearbook

Seniors are asked to fill out this form so that Stevens can mail you a copy of The Link, the Stevens yearbook, when printed in the Fall. Questions about yearbooks and yearbook pictures can be directed to the [email protected]

Diploma Distribution

Diplomas will be mailed out from the Registrar's Office. Further details can be found on the Registrar's Graduation Information website or by contacting their office at [email protected].

Questions and Communications 

All information regarding commencement will be communicated via your Stevens email account. We will not send information to any other email address. If you have any further questions, please contact the Office of University Events at 201.216.5111 or [email protected].