Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Venue: The 2018 NJCU Commencement will be held at the Prudential Center on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9:00 am. Faculty and Staff participating in the academic procession should report by 8:00 am.

Participants will wear academic regalia. For those who placed an order prior to March 30, 2018, regalia will be available for pick up at the NJCU Barnes & Noble Bookstore on the first floor of the Gilligan Student Union on Tuesday May 8, Wednesday May 9, and Thursday May 10, 2018 from 12:00pm to 7:00pm. Additional generic regalia will be available at the Prudential Center on the morning of commencement for those who do not order by the deadline or are unable to pick up ordered regalia on the scheduled dates.

On the day of Commencement, faculty and staff should enter the Prudential Center at the VIP West entrance, which is directly across from the parking garage. Once you are at the entrance, you will be directed to the robing area.

Faculty should arrive at the Prudential Center no later than 8:00 am. The commencement procession will begin promptly at 9:00 am. The Faculty and Staff procession will follow the graduating students.

Please note: Traffic is normally heavy during the morning rush hour on roads leading to the Prudential Center. In addition, construction on the Pulaski Skyway could cause additional significant delays to your travel time. Plan accordingly. Please visit the Prudential Center website for directions.



The Hampton Inn & Suites Newark Riverwalk is offering a rate of $159.00 per night for NJCU’s Commencement Ceremony 2018 for students, family, and friends. This rate includes:

  • Free shuttle service to/from the Prudential Center (just 3 minutes)
  • Free shuttle service to/from Newark (EWR) Airport
  • Free breakfast buffet
  • FREE parking
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • FREE buffet breakfast

To make reservation online, go to http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/reservations/index.jhtml?hotel=NWKHSHX&groupCode=jcu

To make your reservations by telephone, please call 973-483-1900 x7101 and mention New Jersey City University Commencement.

Please make reservations before April 9, 2018 to qualify for the special rate of $159.00. For reservations taken after the cut-off date, standard rates of $219.00 - $239.00 will apply.