About Commencement 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Commencement ceremony for graduates of FDU’s New Jersey campuses took place the morning of May 21, 2019, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Over 2000 new graduates participated.

Our Commencement Speaker was FDU Knights Men’s Basketball Coach Greg Herenda, introduced here with a short video showing his uplifting success recovering from serious illness to coach the program’s first-ever win in NCAA tournament play all in less than a year. An honorary degree was conferred on Vincent Forlenza, Chairman and CEO of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company). Also honored at Commencement were Student Pinnacle winners Melissa Dalessio (Metropolitan Campus), Christian Guevara-Rodriguez (Florham Campus), and Natalia Alejandra Montano Gonzalez (Vancouver Campus).

Video of the Event

For those who couldn’t be at the Stadium, video of the event is available on Youtube.


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Vancouver Campus Commencement

The Commencement ceremony for graduates of the Vancouver Campus took place on Thursday, May 9, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada.Please see Vancouver Campus Commencement.