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Class of 2023 Commencement


Class of 2023

Each year, it is Rowan University's honor to welcome thousands of graduates to celebrate with their loved ones and our academic community during the Commencement festivities.


The University Commencement Ceremony & Celebration will take place *Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 10:00a.m at Richard Wackar Stadium. This event features President Houshmand’s address, the conferral of degrees and messages from Commencement speakers, and exciting surprises, followed by a celebration with complimentary light bites, celebratory music, photo opportunities, and a beer and wine garden (for a fee). All graduates across colleges, schools, and degree levels are invited to attend. The event is ticketed, and each graduate will receive 6 guest tickets. *In the case of extreme weather, the ceremony will be possibly held on the following days: Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 2 p.m. or Monday, May 8, 2023, at 9 a.m. The celebration will follow the rescheduled ceremony.


The College Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for **Monday, May 8 – Thursday, May 11, 2023 under a tent on the University Green at Bunce Hall.  At these events, each graduate will cross the stage, have their name read aloud and appear on the screens in the tent, as well as, on the live stream. Ceremonies on the University Green will allow for 4 guest tickets, with the potential of 2 additional tickets, depending on availability (date of potential release TBD). ** In the case of extreme weather, each affected ceremony will occur in Esbjornson Gymnasium. Extreme weather ceremonies will allow for 4 guest tickets.


Commencement is a time for celebration in honor of the achievements of each of our graduates.  In order to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to be formally recognized by their Rowan community, friends, and families, we require that graduates refrain from bringing additional parties with them as they walk across the stage to receive their diploma folder (i.e., no children, babies, or other loved ones; no pets). If you require the assistance of a personal attendant or service animal in walking across the stage, please email in advance of commencement.


Graduates should refrain from carrying cell phones or other electronic devices across the stage.  The use of personal drones is likewise prohibited during commencement.  We look forward to celebrating with our graduates!


Monday, May 8, 2023

2 p.m. - Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts 

5 p.m. - College of Education


Tuesday, May 9, 2023

10:00 a.m. - College of Science & Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts: Mathematics, Mathematics – Accelerated, Computing and Informatics 

Bachelor of Science: Data Science – Accelerated, Math and Data Science – Accelerated, Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Science – Accelerated 

Master of Arts: Mathematics 

Master of Science: Computer Science, Computer Science – Accelerated, Cybersecurity, Data Science


1:00 p.m. - College of Science & Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts: Biological Sciences, Biological Sciences – Accelerated, Chemistry, Chemistry – Accelerated, Physics, Physics – Accelerated

Bachelor of Science: Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Biological Sciences – Accelerated, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology – Accelerated, Translational Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biochemistry – Accelerated, Chemistry, Chemistry – Accelerated, Biophysics, Physics

Master of Science: Bioinformatics, Pharmaceutical Sciences 

Doctor of Philosophy: Materials Science & Engineering, Pharmaceutical Chemistry


4:00 p.m. - College of Science & Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology

Bachelor of Science: Psychological Science

Master of Arts: Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Doctor of Philosophy: Clinical Psychology


Wednesday, May 10, 2023

9 a.m. - William G. Rohrer College of Business

Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance 

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science: Finance


12 p.m. - William G. Rohrer College of Business & School of Earth and Environment

William G. Rohrer College of Business:

Bachelor of Science: Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain and Logistics

School of Earth & Environment: 



3 p.m. - College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management – Accelerated, Economics, Human Services, International Studies, International Studies-Accelerated, Law and Justice, Law and Justice Studies – Accelerated, Political Science, Sociology

Master of Arts: Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice – Accelerated, Diversity & Inclusion

Master of Science: Emergency and Threat Response Management


6 p.m. - College of Humanities & Social Sciences & College of Performing Arts

College of Humanities & Social Sciences:

Bachelor of Arts: Africana Studies, Area Studies, American Studies, English, English – Accelerated, History, History – Accelerated, Liberal Arts:History Liberal Studies, Liberal Studies: Humanities and Social Science, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Philosophy, Spanish, Spanish – Accelerated, World Religions 

Bachelor of General Studies 

Master of Arts: History, History – Accelerated, Holocaust and Genocide Education


College of Performing Arts:



Thursday, May 11, 2023

9 a.m. - Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering 

12 p.m. - Cooper Medical School of Rowan University 

3 p.m. - Rowan-Virtua School of Nursing & Health Professions 

6 p.m. - Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine & Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences