Commencement Tips

Tips for a memorable and safe commencement:

  • Traffic heading into Newark will be extremely heavy. Please plan accordingly and allow plenty of time to arrive at the venue no later than 7 am.
  • Don't forget to bring your cap, gown and reader card to the ceremony. Extra caps, gowns or reader cards will not be available at the site.
  • Since the procession will require a lot of walking, we recommend that you wear flat, comfortable shoes.
  • Please follow the instructions of all event marshals and volunteers. They are there to make sure that the event proceeds in an orderly fashion.
  • No student is allowed to bring a bag, purse, backpack, etc. into the line-up area or on the arena floor.  Please leave any belongings with your parents or other guests.
  • Please be courteous and turn off all electronic devices.
  • Do not leave the arena until the ceremony is completed.
  • Eat breakfast prior to arriving at Prudential Center as concession stands are not accessible from the student lineup area.
  • No outside food, beverages, coolers, bottles or cans may be brought into Prudential Center.
  • The use of alcoholic beverages at Prudential Center is strictly forbidden. This policy will be strongly enforced.

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