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Class of 2024 Commencement

Students celebrating

Class of 2024

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 School of Graduate Studies Hooding Recognition Ceremony & Reception, for Ed.D., Ed.S. and Ph.D. graduates, will be held Friday, May 3, 2024 at 2 p.m. in Esbjornson Gynmasium. During this ceremony, graduates will come to the stage accompanied by their dissertation advisor or selected faculty member to be hooded.  Following the ceremony, graduates and guests are invited to a reception. Each graduate receives 4 guest tickets. 


The University Commencement Ceremony & Celebration will take place *Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. in Richard Wackar Stadium. This event features President Houshmand’s address, the conferral of degrees, 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. Registration is required. A first come, first served ticket distribution to graduates will be available after the registration period is over, until all tickets are redeemed.  (*If extreme weather causes this ceremony to be postponed, the ceremony will take place Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. The celebration will follow the rescheduled ceremony.)


The College Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for **Monday, May 6 – Thursday, May 9, 2024 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. This is a ticketed event and your guest tickets will be available to claim in Marching Order after completing registration. ( ** In the case of extreme weather, each affected ceremony would move to Esbjornson Gymnasium at the same date and time of the original ceremony.)


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 6, 2024


10:00 a.m. - Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering


1:30 p.m. - Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts 


5:00 p.m. - College of Education


Tuesday, May 7, 2024

9:00 a.m. - College of Science & Mathematics I & School of Earth & Environment


College of Science & Mathematics:

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Materials Science & Engineering, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Master of Science: Bioinformatics, Complex Biological Systems, Pharmaceutical Sciences 
  • Bachelor of Science: Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Translational Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biophysics, Physics
  • Bachelor of Arts: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics


School of Earth & Environment: 



12:30 p.m. - College of Science & Mathematics II 

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Arts: Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science: Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Arts: Psychology



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


College of Science & Mathematics:

  • Master of Arts: Mathematics 
  • Master of Science: Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science
  • Bachelor of Science: Data Science, Math and Data Science, Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Arts: Mathematics, Computer Systems Technology, Computing and Informatics 


College of Performing Arts:



Wednesday, May 8, 2024


9:00 a.m. - William G. Rohrer College of Business I

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


12:30 p.m. - William G. Rohrer College of Business II & College of Humanities & Social Sciences I


William G. Rohrer College of Business:

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


College of Humanities & Social Sciences: 

  • Master of Arts: History, Holocaust and Genocide Education
  • Bachelor of Arts: Africana Studies, Area Studies, American Studies, English, History, Liberal Arts:History, Liberal Studies, Liberal Studies: Humanities and Social Science, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Philosophy, Spanish, World Religions 

4:00 p.m. - College of Humanities & Social Sciences II

  • Master of Science: Emergency and Threat Response Management
  • Master of Arts: Criminal Justice, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Master of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Science: Healthcare Management and Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, Economics, Human Services, International Studies, Law and Justice, Political Science, Sociology
  • Bachelor of General Studies 



Thursday, May 9, 2024

9:00 a.m. - Cooper Medical School of Rowan University 


12:30 p.m. - Virtua Health College of Medicine & Life Sciences 

  • Rowan-Virtua Rita & Larry Salva School of Nursing & Health Professions 
  • Rowan-Virtua School of Translational Biomedical Engineering & Sciences


4:00 p.m. - Virtua Health College of Medicine & Life Sciences 

  • Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine