A message from President Nariman Farvardin:

May 24, 2023 

To the Class of 2023, Parents, Families and Friends, 

Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for the disappointment and inconvenience many of you experienced today. It is simply inexcusable. 

This was to have been a day of joy, celebration and pride in all that our graduates have accomplished, and Stevens did not live up to the standard of excellence to which we hold ourselves. 

Now is not the time to offer explanations or excuses for the miscalculations and logistical and technical failures which occurred today. We will, in short order, examine the planning process and the events of the day and make necessary corrections so that our future graduating classes experience the Commencement ceremony they have earned and that they deserve. 

Those who were negatively affected by today’s event have every right to be upset. So many faculty and staff have worked hard to make your time at Stevens a positive and rewarding experience. That your Stevens journey has ended on this sour note is very disappointing. 

To the parents and families of our graduates, I am truly sorry that your day of celebration did not live up to your expectations. 

To our Class of 2023, as you recall your time at Stevens, I ask you to focus on the positive times, the friends you made, the professors who inspired you and the learning that you have mastered to propel you on a successful journey. 

Stevens is your home. We hope you will stay close to your alma mater. 


Nariman Farvardin 

Commencement Program and Ceremony Booklets

Please pre-download the Commencement Program and Ceremony Booklets prior to the start of the event.

2023 Commencement Program Form

While we utilize digital copy to reduce waste, the physical Commencement Program serves as a keepsake for some. To order a paper copy of the Commencement Program, graduates can click on and fill out the 2023 Commencement Program Form. Please place your order by June 1, 2023, and printed programs will be delivered to your address by end of June. Only 1 program per graduate, and we are only able to deliver to addresses within the United States.

The University Ceremony included the academic procession with graduates, faculty and the administration. Remarks were given by President Nariman Farvardin, keynote speaker Governor Phil Murphy and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Jianmin Qu. Degrees were officially conferred at this ceremony by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees Stephen Boswell and Ph.D. candidates were hooded by their advisor.

Diplomas and official documents will be mailed to graduates in late June. 

If you have any commencement-related questions, please contact the Office of University Events at [email protected]