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The College of New Jersey Commencement

TCNJ’s 2016 Commencement exercises will take place on Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20, 2016.

Main Ceremony


The Main Ceremony will be held on Thursday in Lions Stadium with the academic processional beginning at 5:30 p.m. Lions Stadium will open at 4:30 p.m., and guests are encouraged to find their seats by 5:15 p.m.

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Departmental Ceremonies

Departmental Ceremonies will take place on Thursday and Friday.

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Activities and Events


Pick up caps and gowns in the bookstore


Things to do on campus


Buy flowers and alumni gear from TCNJ’s Bookstore!

Enjoy complimentary food and drink all day


No need for reservations! Starting at 9:30 a.m. both days, TCNJ Commencement Reception on Quimby’s Prairie will offer food, drink, and merriment throughout the day. After the Main Ceremony on Thursday night, join us on Quimby’s Prairie and Green Lawn for hors d’oeuvres and celebration of our newly minted grads.