Congratulations on your pending achievement! We hope you are planning to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

Commencement 2021 - May 19, 2021

We will be planning this year's commencement ceremony as a drive-through event. 

  • Graduates will be given a time to report/process
  • Each student is limited to one vehicle with their family members
  • Only the graduate will be permitted to exit the vehicle at two specific points:
    • to walk across the stage
    • to have their graduation picture taken

The ceremony will be live-streamed and recorded for family members that aren't able to attend.

Graduation Day Instruction update: print for your convenience


Graduation Day Map

1. Enter Campus via Swartswood Road

2. Student Exits vehicle for diploma cover.
    Enter the stage on the right, exit on the left

3. Student Exits the vehicle for pictures

4. Exit the campus via Plotts Road

All students MUST apply for graduation:

Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • January (students completing in Fall or Winter) – December 1
  • May (students completing in Spring) – March 1
  • August (students completing in Summer) –
    • March 1 if you wish to participate in the May Commencement ceremony
    • July 1 if you DO NOT wish to participate in a Commencement Ceremony

Cap & Gown Distribution - Grad Salute:

  • May 4, 2021: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm, under the Connor Green Pavilion
  • May 5, 2021: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm, under the Connor Green Pavilion

Additional Information for Graduation

At the Ceremony, your name will be announced and you will walk across the stage. The actual diploma will be mailed to you with a copy of your unofficial transcript for your records, after final grades are turned in and requirements verified. Diplomas are mailed approximately 6 weeks after the degree/certificate is posted. Only one diploma cover will be issued per student.


Due to the continued restrictions with COVID-19, we are planning a drive-through Commencement ceremony. Students will be restricted to one car and only the student will exit the car. The guests will need to remain in the car to cheer for the graduate. 

The Commencement Ceremony will be conducted rain or shine. In the event of severe storms and heavy rains the procession may be canceled and moved to the next day. If the storms are severe enough to postpone the ceremony, the rain date will be Thursday, May 20. The postponement will be announced on the College website and in a Regroup Alert.


If you or any of your guests are physically challenged please contact Annemarie Sacco at 973-300-2153, no later than two weeks prior to the ceremony.