Congratulations, Class of ’23!

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

The Commencement ceremony for graduates of FDU’s New Jersey campuses will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The ceremony begins at 9:30 AM and will be held rain or shine. The FDU community looks forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you!

Declaration of Candidacy

Candidates must file with the Office of Enrollment Services to notify the University that they intend to graduate in May 2023. The application is located in Self-Service under Academics. Click on Graduation Overview where you will see your program and the link to Apply for Graduation. The Records Department will notify you if you meet degree requirements, shortly after you declare. A graduation application fee will be billed to your account and it will be noted in Self-Service on your student bill. The deadline to declare is March 15, 2023. Please note that if you miss the March 15 application deadline, there is no guarantee your name will be included in the Commencement program. 

Livestream Link

For people unable to attend commencement at MetLife Stadium, FDU will broadcast the ceremony via livestream.  The link for the live stream will be posted here one week prior to the ceremony.

Academic Regalia

Regalia (cap, gown and tassel) must be worn by all students participating in Commencement. Online ordering will open soon.

Important information:

  • The deadline for Free shipping to campus is March 7, 2023
  • The deadline for Ship-to Home (fee applicable) is April 20, 2023
    • Expect 3-week delivery

Graduate Salute

At the Graduation Salute event on each campus, students will have the opportunity to pick up their caps, gowns, hoods, and announcements, have graduate portraits taken, and purchase class rings and degree frames.

The Graduation Salute 2023 dates are:

Metropolitan Campus

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
The Bridge

Florham Campus

Thursday, April 13, 2023
Student Center Mall