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Ramapo College’s Graduate Programs Commencement Ceremony will be held on campus in the Arena of the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center on Thursday, May 18, 2023.

Doors will open at 4 p.m. The ceremony will begin with the academic processional at 5:15 p.m.  

During the ceremony, the name of each graduate will be announced while on stage. The School Dean and Doctoral/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 their respective program.


Entry Information & Policies

  • Tickets are required for ALL guests to attend the ceremony, including infants and children. Graduates will NOT need a ticket. Graduates will be able to obtain up to four guest tickets.
  • All attendees will be subject to a screening and bag check upon entry into the building.
  • Balloons, beach balls, confetti, and noisemakers are not permitted.


Guest tickets were available for pick up by the graduate from April 13-30.

For graduates who have not picked up ANY guest tickets yet, they may still do so May 2-May 8 from the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) office, located on the 2nd floor of the Scott Student Center (across from the Campus Bookstore).  CSI’s office hours are 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. every weekday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Sundays.

A photo ID will be required when picking up guest tickets. Graduates are encouraged to take only the number of guest tickets they will actually need. Graduates may NOT pick up tickets on someone else’s behalf.

Each graduate will only be able to obtain up to four guest tickets. Due to the overwhelmingly positive participation rate by the Class of 2023, additional guest tickets are not available to graduates.


Directions & Parking

  • Click here for directions to Ramapo College.
  • Parking will be available in the A-D lots. Handicap parking for those with State issued Handicap placards will be in Lot A-1.
  • A drop-off area will be available directly outside of the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center. To utilize this, you will need to use the North entrance (across from the baseball field) to campus.

Graduate Information

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.

Graduates should put their cap with tassel (on the left) and gown on before leaving their car. Hoods should be carried by the graduates.

Graduates will be directed to the appropriate area to pick up their reader card and line-up. Your reader card is what will be used to read your name out loud during the ceremony.

Graduates may sit with their friends and classmates within their specific program. Friends should stand behind or in front of each other when lining up.

The ceremony is expected to last 2 hours. After the ceremony, graduates will be directed to exit the building and meet their families outside on Cherry Lane.


Guest Information

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.

Seating for guests will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests will be directed to sit in the bleachers. Guests requiring special needs will be accommodated in the back rows of the arena floor. Staff will be available to assist you.

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 exit the building and meet their graduates outside on Cherry Lane.


Live Stream

Can’t attend the Ceremony but want to cheer on your graduate? The entire ceremony will be streamed live. On May 18, there will be a link for viewing on the Ramapo College Commencement webpage: