Commencement 2017 Event Information

Commencement 2017 Event Information


It’s almost here, the biggest week of the year, Commencement!

With finals ending and celebrations planned, most graduates and their loved ones are ready for the next step – the big day and a bright, shiny future!

Before the festivities begin, please review the following for crucial information and links to Rowan’s Commencement 2017 program.


The Ceremonies: Rowan’s Commencement Week 2017 runs from Tuesday, May 9 through Friday, May 12, and, barring inclement weather, all programming will be held on University Green directly in front of Rowan’s iconic Bunce Hall. Click here for specific program information.

Tickets – Ceremonies on the University Green do not require tickets. However, if programming is moved indoors due to inclement weather, ticketing will be required for all ceremonies except for the School of Osteopathic Medicine/Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. The School of Osteopathic Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences reception at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 12 requires tickets. All graduates are urged to download tickets before the day of their ceremony. Click here for ticketing information.

Rain CeremonyIn the event of inclement weather, please follow this link for program information.

Family and friends info – The excitement of Commencement aside, there are some logistics to consider such as where to park, where to have lunch, special needs accommodations, etc. Follow this link to our main Commencement site for that information and more.

Campus mapsClick here for printable campus maps.

Faculty and staff information – To the many Rowan University faculty and staff who volunteer to work, often outside their given job duties, to make Commencement great each year, we thank you! Please follow this link for important information including academic and public safety contacts and much more.

Questions… contact us! If you can’t find the information you seek online, please do not hesitate to call or email. Please follow this link for contact information.