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Undergraduate Commencement – Friday, May 17, 2019

Ramapo College’s Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be held at Prudential Center in Newark on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Doors to Prudential Center will open at 7:30 a.m. The ceremony will begin with the academic processional at 8:45 a.m. Arrival time coincides with rush hour so please allow time for traffic and parking in Newark. 

Tickets are NOT required for entry. Graduates may bring an unlimited number of guests, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

All graduates must use the Ford Tower entrance, but guests may use the Ford Tower, Investors Bank Tower, or Lafayette Street entrance.

All patrons will be subject to a screening and bag check upon entry into the building. Please factor this, as well as traffic and parking, into your arrival time.

Directions and parking information are available on this website. For information on local restaurants and hotels, visit Prudential Center’s website.


Graduates must report to Prudential Center at 7:30 a.m. and proceed to the Ford Tower entrance to the building. Graduates should put their cap and gown on before leaving their car.

Seating is by school (ASB, CA, HGS, SSHS, TAS). Graduates may sit with their friends and classmates within these schools.

The ceremony is expected to last 3 hours. After the ceremony, graduates will be directed to exit Prudential Center via the Ford Tower. Please plan to meet your families outside of the arena on Mulberry Street.


Doors to Prudential Center will open at 7:30 a.m. Guests may enter the building through any of the following 3 entrances:

  • Investors Bank Tower entrance – corner of the building at Mulberry Street and Edison Place
  • Ford Tower entrance – corner of Mulberry and Lafayette Streets
  • Lafayette Street entrance – located on Lafayette Street

Prudential Center is ADA compliant. Both the Ford and Investors Bank Towers have elevators. If you need to drop off a guest, we recommend you do so outside the Investors Bank Tower. Handicap accessible seating is available in sections 3, 8, 19 and 22.

Concession stands will have food and beverages available for purchase.

The ceremony is expected to last 3 hours. After the ceremony, guests will be directed to exit Prudential Center via the Investors Bank Tower or Lafayette Street Entrance. Please plan to meet your graduates outside of the arena on Mulberry Street.


Can’t attend the Ceremony but want to cheer on your graduate?  The entire ceremony will be streamed live. On May 17, there will be a link for viewing on the Ramapo College Commencement webpage:


The 2019 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony is for bachelor’s candidates who will complete their requirements in January 2019, May 2019 or August 2019.  Participation in this ceremony does not guarantee graduation. Graduation depends solely on the satisfactory completion of all College academic requirements. For more information, please visit the Graduation Office webpage.