Ramapo College’s first Graduate Programs Commencement ceremony will be held on campus in the Arena of the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center.
Doors will open at 4 p.m. The Processional will begin promptly at 5:15 p.m.
All patrons are subject to a screening and bag check upon entry into the building. Balloons, beach balls, confetti, and noisemakers are not permitted.
During the ceremony, the name of each graduate will be announced while he/she is on stage. The School Dean and Graduate Program Director will place the hood (included with the graduate’s academic regalia) over the head of the graduate. This signifies the graduate’s success in completing his/her respective program.
Graduates must report to Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center at 4 p.m. and should proceed to the entrance of the building that is across from the McBride House. You will be directed to the appropriate area to pick up your reader card and line-up.
Graduates should put their cap and gown on before leaving their car. Hoods should be carried by the graduates.
Graduates may sit with their friends and classmates within their specific Graduate Program.
The ceremony is expected to last 2 hours. After the ceremony, graduates will be directed to Spectator Lobby for a post-ceremony reception. Graduates and guests will meet there.
Doors to the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center will open at 4 p.m. Guests should proceed to the entrance of the building closest to the A-D parking lots. Guests will need to bring their tickets.
All guests will be directed to sit in the bleachers. Guests requiring special needs will be accommodated in the back rows of the arena floor. Seating for guests will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Concession stands will have beverages and light snacks available for purchase. These are permitted in the arena.
The ceremony is expected to last 2 hours. After the ceremony, guests will be directed to Spectator Lobby for a post-ceremony reception. Graduates and guests will meet there.
EVENT TICKETS/LIVE STREAM
Tickets are required for all guests to enter, including infants and children. Graduates do not need a ticket.
Each graduate student was directed to obtain up to four tickets for guests from Roadrunner Central from April 12-26. Graduates who requested additional tickets were notified via email on May 7 that they would be issued one (1) additional guest ticket. The additional guest tickets are available for pick up, in person, from the Office of the President, on the second floor the Birch Mansion, Room M207, as follows:
Tuesday, May 8th between 8:00 AM and 5:15 PM
Wednesday, May 9th between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM
Monday May 14th between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Tuesday May 15th between 8:00 AM and 5:15PM
Photo identification will be required when picking up your extra ticket.
Graduates may NOT pick up additional tickets on someone else’s behalf and there will be NO Will Call at the Ceremony on May 17th.
Can’t attend the Ceremony but want to cheer on your graduate? The entire ceremony will be streamed live. On May 17, the live stream link will be available at Ramapo College Commencement webpage: www.ramapo.edu/commencement