Vancouver Campus Graduation

Vancouver Campus graduates at Commencement, May 2, 2018
Vancouver Campus graduates at Commencement, May 2, 2018

Graduation is an important occasion. It is the culmination of all your hard work during your time at Fairleigh Dickinson University. If you are a student about to graduate, we want to congratulate you on your achievements.

Fairleigh Dickinson University recognizes its graduates at Commencement Ceremonies that are held once a year in May at its campuses in New Jersey and Vancouver.  This is a special occasion for you to celebrate with your friends and family. Students graduating from the Vancouver campus are invited to participate in both ceremonies. 

Due to COVID-19, Commencements at both campuses have been canceled. Instead, the university will be conferring degrees virtually on May 18. We hope to be able to have an in-person ceremony should circumstances allow later in 2020, however, if that is not possible, 2020 graduates will be invited to attend the May 2021 ceremony.  [more]

Students who are eligible for graduation must declare their candidacy one semester prior to their anticipated graduation.

Eligibility and Declaration

Students who are near completion of their degree requirements must declare for graduation in Webadvisor using the ‘Application for graduation’ link one term prior to their last term of studies. All students should review their program requirements and checksheets with their Academic Advisor to ensure they have met their degree requirements.

Eligibility to Attend the Commencement Ceremonies

Vancouver Campus students are eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremonies at both the Vancouver and New Jersey Campuses in May 2020 if they:

  • Graduated in Fall 2019
  • Graduated in Summer 2019 and did not attend the Commencement ceremonies in May 2019
  • Will be graduating in Spring 2020
  • Have 12 or lesser credits to graduate in Summer 2020 and have registered for those courses.

Registration to attend the ceremonies is required.

Registration to Attend the Ceremony

Students who are planning to attend either ceremony must register using the Buildagrad link by February 29, 2020.