Commencement 2021  

Due to the reduced capacity and social distancing measures, ceremonies celebrating both the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020 of Fairleigh Dickinson University will be held over several in-person ceremonies on May 18 and May 19 at MetLife Stadium.   

Tuesday, May 18, 10 a.m.

All 2021 Graduate Students (Master’s and Doctoral Degrees) 

Tuesday, May 18, 2 p.m. 

2021 Undergraduates from the following:  

  • Silberman College of Business 
  • Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health  
  • Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering 
  • International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management
  • School of Psychology and Counseling 

Wednesday, May 19, 10 a.m. 

2021 Undergraduates from the following: 

  • Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences
  • Peter Sammartino School of Education 

Wednesday, May 19, 2 p.m. 

Class of 2020 

Know Before You Go to MetLife Stadium

Graduates, remember to bring with you: 

  • All of your regalia
  • A mask

You will be required to wear a mask at all times (except when the photographer is taking your photo prior to walking across the stage). We strongly discourage you from bringing any valuables and/or bags.

Parking: Free parking is available in Lots F and G. 

Stadium Entrance Gate: Please note that graduates will enter the stadium through the Pepsi Gate and guests will enter through the MetLife Gate. Both of these gates will be clearly marked when you arrive at the stadium.

Guest Tickets: Graduates please make sure you have transferred your reserved tickets to your guests as you will be entering separate gates as indicated above.

Ceremony Length: We anticipate that each ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes.

Click here to review the Know Before You Go procedures for MetLife Stadium to help you and your guests enjoy a great experience.


Regalia (Caps and Gowns)

Due to significantly increased demands and carrier transportation delays, shipments are taking slightly longer than expected. If you have not received your regalia, please contact Oak Hall at 1-800-456-7623 or

Medals, Stoles and Cords 

The Office of Enrollment Services distributes the student medallions that are awarded based on academic performance. Students with questions about medallions can email Stoles and cords are distributed by the individual academic departments, and questions can be directed to the specific department. Students who attended Wroxton College, click here.

Class Gift

Each year graduating students give to the Class Gift Campaign to make a difference in the lives of fellow students who will continue to study and pursue their degrees at FDU. You can choose from three different areas to support on the Metropolitan or Florham campuses with your class gift. Make a gift in the amount of your year of graduation and receive a philanthropy cord to wear at Commencement, or as a reminder of the legacy you are leaving behind at your alma mater.

Commencement Photos 

FDU will have Grad Images taking pictures as the students walk to the stage. Grad Images will be in contact with the graduates who wish to purchase the pictures taken at Commencement. 

Rings and Diploma Frames 

Graduates can commemorate their achievements with customized FDU class rings and diploma frames. The following discounts are available: $300 off 10 Karat Gold, $400 off 14 Karat Gold, or $500 off 18 Karat Gold. Also, please use the promo code SHP21 for free shipping on diploma frames.