Commencement

Commencement

Stevens Institute of Technology is excited to share important information about the 152nd Commencement exercises.

Save the Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Severe weather date: Thursday, May 23, 2024

Location: PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey

Venue: The PNC Bank Arts Center, a beautiful outdoor performance space, was identified as the venue that best matched our community’s needs after thorough discussions with students, parents, staff, and faculty. It offers ample seating and parking to accommodate everyone.

Accessibility: Stevens strives to host inclusive, accessible Commencement ceremonies that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully in the experience. To request an accessibility accommodation, or for inquiries about accessibility at Commencement, please email [email protected] at least 2 weeks before the event.

Accessibility accommodations already in place include:

  • A wheelchair ramp is available to access all stages for event participants.

  • Accessible parking is available in front of the venue.

  • Accessible entrances and seating are offered at the venue.

Transportation: Stevens will offer busing to and from the venue for Commencement candidates, families, students, faculty and staff. More details can be found in the "Travel & Transportation" section on the right.

Stay Updated: Further announcements will be made directly to the Class of 2024. For the latest information, please check this website regularly, which will be your go-to resource.

Questions? Email [email protected] or call 201.216.5699

152nd Commencement Ceremonies Program

View and download the Class of 2024 Commencement program.

2024 Class Gift

Would you like to make an impact on your fellow Ducks beyond your time at Stevens?

Contribute to the 2024 Class Gift. Each year, graduating Stevens students participate in a tradition in which they rally behind their class gift. Each class member who makes a class gift of at least $20.24 will receive a Philanthropy Cord that can be worn at Commencement. This year, proceeds will go to the Student Emergency Fund. The Stevens Student Emergency Fund provides limited emergency financial assistance to currently enrolled, full-time Stevens Institute of Technology students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary and unexpected hardship. You may grant your gift at the following link or when ordering your Commencement regalia (in Step 4 - accessories).

Celebrations

A young man in graduation regalia embraces his mother at commencement.

Commencement Ceremonies

There will be two ceremonies on the big day — a morning ceremony for all undergraduate candidates and an afternoon ceremony for all graduate candidates. Names of candidates from Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024 will be announced at the appropriate ceremony.

A Ph.D. graduate is hooded by her advisor at commencement.

Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony

For our Ph.D. graduates, a special hooding ceremony will occur on Monday, May 20, 2024, on the Stevens campus. Ph.D. graduates are also welcome to participate in the Graduate Ceremony on May 22, 2024.

Gradfest

Gradfest

All are invited to this traditional celebration honoring the Class of 2024 and their families on Tuesday evening, May 21, 2024, on the Stevens campus.

COMMENCEMENT WEEK SCHEDULE

May 20, 2024

Event

Time

Location

Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony (exclusive to Ph.D. graduates and their guests)

1 p.m.

DeBaun Auditorium

Graduate Awards Ceremony (invitation only)

6 p.m.

DeBaun Auditorium

May 21, 2024

Event

Time

Location

Senior Awards Ceremony (invitation only)

1 p.m.

DeBaun Auditorium

Order of the Engineer (invitation only)

3 p.m.

DeBaun Auditorium

Gradfest

7 - 10 p.m.

Campus lawns

May 22, 2024

Event

Time

Location

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

9 a.m. (arrive between 7:30-8 a.m.)

PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ*

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

4 p.m. (arrive between 2:30-3 p.m.)

PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ*

May 23, 2024

Severe weather Commencement ceremonies, PNC Bank Arts Center* (only if needed; times as previously scheduled)

*Pending final confirmation