Fairleigh Dickinson University to confer over 3200 degrees virtually on May 18

Teaneck, NJ – At 1 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020, Fairleigh Dickinson University will confer doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees to 3200 members of the class of 2020 in a online ceremony.

Graduates, families, and friends can view the ceremony from a link at www.fdu.edu beginning at 1 p.m. Monday. The brief ceremony will be led by President Christopher A. Capuano and University Provost Gillian Small. Following the virtual conferral of degrees, the list of graduates’ names will be scrolled while the grad greetings messages submitted by members of the class of 2020 will play. 

This virtual ceremony does not take the place of an in-person ceremony. The University hopes to be able to have an in-person commencement ceremony later should circumstances allow. If that is not possible, 2020 graduates will be invited to attend the May 2021 ceremony. 

The 2020 Student Pinnacle winners will be recognized during the ceremony.

  • The Metropolitan Campus Student Pinnacle winner is Joshua Germain, majoring in hotel and restaurant management.
  • Qinghong (Fiona) Ma, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in individualized studies, a specialization in tourism and hospitality management and a minor in digital marketing,is the Vancouver Campus Student Pinnacle winner.
  • From the Florham Campus, the Student Pinnacle winner is Alisa Whitmore, majoring in mathematics with a minor in physics.

Short interviews with each Pinnacle winner are available: Germain, Ma, and Whitmore. Their bios can be found in the program.

For more information on this year’s ceremony and to download a program, visit https://www.fdu.edu/for-students/commencement. Members of the FDU community are encouraged to use #FDUGrad on their social media posts.

About Fairleigh Dickinson University
Devoted to the preparation of world citizens, Fairleigh Dickinson University offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including doctoral programs in pharmacy, nursing practice, clinical psychology and school psychology; and an AACSB-accredited business school. Degree programs are offered on two New Jersey campuses and at two international campuses: Wroxton College, in Oxfordshire in England, and the Vancouver Campus, in British Columbia, Canada. For more information, visit FDU.edu.

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