Campus Life

Precautions announced for 2019-2020 graduation commencement

Despite still adjusting to this new way of life at Stockton, the graduation commencement is scheduled for Friday, October 23. Class of 2020 students who accepted their eCommencement and RSVP’d are permitted to attend.

Due to restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, only two guests will be permitted per student. The university offers ticket purchase either in print or electronically, with designated guests seated six feet apart from other guests present. The ceremony will be live streamed for those unable to attend in person.

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To avoid overlap with other graduation times, graduates and guests should arrive no earlier than an hour before the designated time of graduation. A health pledge will be required for completion by all in attendance, with University Health and Safety Guidelines expected to be followed.

Eight groups of graduates will alternatively use Lot 3 and 5 for the ceremonies, with each group categorized by degree. A rain date is scheduled for Saturday, October 24. Regalia ordered by students can be picked up from October 9-11 if pre-ordered, and can also be accessed on the day of the ceremony itself.

Spring graduates will receive their diplomas in the fall, with summer and fall graduates to receive them by mail 12-14 weeks after completion of their degree.

These are definitely challenging times, and while this certainly is not how anyone anticipated their graduation, Stockton has the safety and well-being of students and guests as their utmost concern.