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Congratulations again to the Class of 2022!

We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome you to the ranks of TCNJ alumni, and we hope you enjoyed celebrating your hard work and achievement at commencement as much as we did. We wish you extraordinary success as you begin your next chapter, and remember that TCNJ will always be your home.

Commencement ceremony photographs are now available online. Visit Lors Photography to view them and to place your order.


Recorded video of the commencement ceremonies will be available for seven days after the recorded date and can be accessed by visiting the links below.


8:30⁠–⁠10:30 a.m. EST

School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science

Undergraduate

11:30 ⁠a.m.–⁠1:30 p.m. EST

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Undergraduate

2:30⁠–⁠4:30 p.m. EST

School of Education

Undergraduate

5:30⁠–⁠7:30 p.m. EST

School of Engineering

Undergraduate

You have questions, and we have answers.

How do I get my cap and gown?

Caps and gowns are available for pick up at the TCNJ Bookstore starting May 2. If you need help ordering a cap and gown or if you have questions, please call the bookstore at 609.359.5056.

Will photos be available for purchase?

Yes, professional photos taken by an external vendor will be available for purchase following commencement. Visit Lors Photography to place your order.

I am graduating with honors. Will I be provided an honor cord to wear with my cap and gown?

Cords are not distributed for Latin honors. Your honors will be printed on your diploma, which you will receive in the mail after final grades are processed. If you are part of any honor societies, please contact them directly regarding obtaining honor cords and whether they provide them or offer them for purchase.

Will the bookstore be open?

Yes, the TCNJ Bookstore in Campus Town will offer extended hours during the two-day commencement celebration and will have alumni gear, diploma frames, and other gifts for grads on hand. From May 19–20, it will be open 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Where should I park? Where should my guests park?

Please follow campus signage and directions from Campus Police to designated parking areas.

Mobility-impaired guests may be dropped off at the Trenton Hall Circle. Drivers will transport these guests via golf carts to Lions Stadium.

 

What if there is severe weather?

Commencement ceremonies will take place in Lions Stadium rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, your ceremony will be moved indoors to the Recreation Center, and severe weather tickets will be required. (Simulcasts will also be available.) Each graduate is allotted two guest tickets for the indoor ceremony and should obtain them beforehand by following the process below.

Dual majors: You do not need to do anything; your severe weather tickets will automatically be loaded into the system and emailed to you.

Single majors:

  1. Beginning April 27, go to the TCNJ Box Office website or scan the QR code below.
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  2. Click on the blue “Log in/Register” button at the top and log in using your TCNJ credentials.
  3. Select the commencement ceremony for your school and request either one or two tickets; you are entitled to two free severe weather tickets for your school ceremony only
  4. Complete the “purchase” process (there is no cost), and you will receive your tickets via email.

All majors: If you cannot find the ticket email in your inbox, first check your spam folder. If you do not see the email, log in to the ticketing system again to retrieve your tickets. Share your severe weather tickets with your guests by printing or emailing the PDF or by forwarding the mobile tickets directly to their phones.

Questions? Email Susan O’Connor, assistant director of audiences services, TCNJ Center for the Arts.

Severe weather notifications will be shared via announcements on the following TCNJ platforms: the commencement website, TCNJ’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, tcnj.edu, and the TCNJ hotline at 609.637.6000.

Where should I go when I arrive on campus?

All graduates should head to C Street (the road between Lions Stadium and the Recreation Center) 30 minutes prior to their ceremony to pick up their name cards from Graduate Check-in and line up for the graduate processional.

Will there be simulcast viewing locations on campus?

Yes. Guests may view live simulcasts of the commencement ceremonies at the Recreation Center, Mayo Concert Hall (in the Music Building), and the reception tent on Quimby’s Prairie. In the event of severe weather, the only simulcast location will be Mayo Concert Hall.

What time will the Lions Stadium gates open?

The gates will open to guests 30 minutes prior to each ceremony. Guests are asked not to congregate outside of the stadium and to wait until the gates are open to enter.

Do guests need tickets to attend?

Tickets are not required for the outdoor Lions Stadium ceremonies unless you are reserving space in the accessible seating area.

Is there assigned seating for guests?

There is no assigned seating; seating is first come, first served. Once guests have taken their seats, we ask that they remain seated for the duration of the program.

How many people can attend the commencement ceremonies?

We ask that graduates limit your guests to five attendees each.

What arrangements are in place for guests who require accessible seating?

Guests in need of accessible seating can be dropped off at Trenton Hall, where drivers will transport them via golf carts to Lions Stadium. Graduates may complete the Accessible Seating Form to request guest tickets to the accessible seating area. Questions? Call 609.771.2588 or email Dixita Malatesta.

What should I wear?

The commencement ceremony is an outdoor event. Guests are advised to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

Will the ceremonies be livestreamed?

Yes, a livestream of each ceremony will be available via a link on the college’s homepage on May 19–20 or via this website. Recordings of the ceremonies will also be available in the days following the ceremonies.

Is food available on campus?

The TCNJ Commencement Reception on Quimby’s Prairie will offer complimentary food, drinks, and music on both Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. All are welcome.

I am a double or dual major. Which ceremony should I attend?

  • Double majors may attend more than one school ceremony if their majors are part of two schools.
  • Dual education majors may attend the School of Education ceremony and the school ceremony for their content area.

How do I purchase a brick?

As a member of TCNJ’s family, you are invited to leave a lasting and unchanging legacy of your own by personalizing a brick in Alumni Grove. Bricks are available in 4×8 inch and 8×8 inch sizes and are priced at $150 and $350, respectively. Each brick order includes a free mini brick replica.Class of 2022 graduates, parents, and family receive 15 percent off until June 30! Orders placed by June 30 will be installed in the fall. Order your brick and see examples on the Alumni Brick Locator.

Can guests take photos during the ceremony?

Yes, guests are permitted to take photos/videos during the commencement ceremonies. The college asks that guests be respectful of others and not obstruct their view of the event.

I purchased a brick before February 16. How do I find my installed brick in Alumni Grove?

Use the Alumni Brick Locater to search for the location of your installed brick at commencement. Your mini brick replica will be mailed to you.

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Commencement Swag

Keep the celebration going and roar with Lions Pride by displaying downloadable signs, photo frames, and virtual backgrounds.

Be sure to share photos and videos on social media using #TCNJ2022.