Commencement

Commencement

Commencement 2017, May 9-12, will include nine ceremonies and approximately 3,000 student participants. Weather permitting, all main ceremonies will be held on University Green on Rowan’s main Glassboro campus.
Read all about Commencement 2017, Rowan's biggest week of the year!
Four years ago, Victoria Shertel's parents were among the first to arrive at the White Coat Ceremony that officially welcomed the Class of 2016 to the School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM). On Friday, May 13, her parents along with other family members were again seated on the front row at a Rowan University ceremony. This time, though, they were there to see Victoria cross the stage as she received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.
The world needs educational leaders, in all realms, who are passionate advocates for underserved populations, University of Pennsylvania Professor Shaun Harper told graduates of the College of Education during their Commencement ceremony.
In a Commencement address that referenced the philosophies of Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan and Founding Father Alexander Hamilton – as well as a rap from the popular and celebrated hip-hop musical “Hamilton” about his life – Nicholas Paleologos challenged graduates of the College of Communication & Creative Arts and the College of Performing Arts to think big, take chances and do great things.
The 465 graduates from Rowan University's College of Humanities & Social Sciences were encouraged to embrace the magic of their humanities studies as they head off to new endeavors.
Forty-three members of the charter class at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University made history as they earned their Doctor of Medicine degrees during CMSRU's first Commencement ceremony on May 9.
The charter class at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University leaves a legacy of service, leadership, innovation, education, grit—and heart—that sets the tone for future classes.
With an entrepreneurial spirit, Smeet Bhimani is determined to work for innovation and change in medical fields.
During the week of May 9, more than 2,800 students are walking across the stage as they celebrate their graduation from Rowan University during Commencement Week. Find coverage of each ceremony here.