Commencement 2020 and 2021

Photo of NJCU Commencement

Commencement Ceremony

Congratulations to the NJCU
Graduating Classes of 2020 and 2021!

View the Commencement Livestream


Our Commencement exercises are now over, but you can still view the ceremonies. Visit the commencement site to watch our videos.

Revisit the Virtual Ceremony

Direct Youtube link to the 9 a.m. ceremony.

Direct Youtube link to the 1 p.m. ceremony.

At NJCU, Commencement provides our students an opportunity to celebrate their academic achievements with family, friends, faculty, alumni, and the entire University community. 

NJCU’s Commencement was held at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The ceremonies celebrated students receiving their degrees in 2020, January 2021, May 2021, and August 2021.

Commencement Times

NJCU hosted TWO (2) commencement ceremonies on June 15, 2021 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

  • 9 a.m. Ceremony: School of Business and College of Professional Studies
  • 1 p.m. Ceremony: Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education and the William J. Maxwell College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) and CAS/Education dual-degree recipients

Commencement Photos

Island Photography captured each graduate's " moment" as they entered and exited the stage. 

Within 48-72 hours after the ceremony, you will be emailed a unique link to view or order your images from your graduation celebration. There is absolutely no obligation to purchase. These cherished moments are forever fleeting. Don't miss this opportunity! For further information please contact us at or 800-869-0908

students in a row at commencement


We've created a website where you can send and view messages to your fellow graduates, friends, and family. Share photos and post messages celebrating your achievement!

Celebrate Your Achievement

Revisit the 2020 shout-outs

Thanks Board

Send messages thanking faculty and departments for their support throughout your time at NJCU. 

Faculty and Department Thank You Messages

Revisit the 2020 messages

Celebrate Your Accomplishment

Want to show the world you're officially #NJCUGrad? We've created special-edition frames and GIFs for Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram celebrating your new grad status!

NJCU Class of 2021 Social Media Cover Photo

NJCU Class of 2021 Animated Gif

Proud NJCU 2020 Facebook Grad Frame

Proud NJCU 2021 Facebook Grad Frame

family and friends at commencement

For Family and Friends

Head over to our shout-out board to send photos and congratulatory messages to your favorite NJCU Grad!

Send Congratulations

Revisit the 2020 congratulations messages

Join Us in Celebrating First-Gen Students and Graduates

Graduating student posing for a photograph with family

Are you a first-generation college graduate this year or do you know someone who is? Here’s an opportunity to tell your story, in the form of a video or written submission. Visit the submission website for tips, instructions, and to share your own story.

Interested in seeing other first-gen stories? View YouTube video testimonials from first-gen students and graduates from across the country! Check them out and share your own!

Share Your Own Story

New Alumni Basket Prize

Congratulations NJCU Graduates!

We are interested in hearing from you! Complete this  5-minute  survey and your name will be included in a drawing for a fabulous basket of NJCU swag.  Please submit the survey by Friday June 25th to be included in the drawing. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, June 30th.

New Graduate Survey