Summer is in and school is out for Montclair State University students. The Montclair State University Class of 2015 will soon be embarking on their next big life chapter but before they do, there are a few events that still need to take place, and you can join in on the fun, too.
The university will be holding convocation ceremonies for students of the different schools until Tuesday, May 19. These convocations are pre-commencement ceremonies aimed at celebrating the academic achievement of baccalaureate candidates from the College of Education and Human Services, School of Business, College of the Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and College of Science and Mathematics. There will also be a Graduate School convocation held for master’s degree candidates. If you would like to come out and support some new or old friends as they celebrate this achievement, you can visit the Montclair State University website to find out more information about each individual convocation.
Now for the event every college student strives for: graduation. The annual commencement ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 20 at 5 p.m. at the Prudential Center, Newark, NJ. The MSU website reads, “Congratulations Class of 2015! You’ve worked hard throughout your academic career and it’s nearly time to celebrate your big achievement with family and friends! Commencement exercises will include graduates who completed their academic degree requirements in August 2014, January 2015, or will complete them in May 2015.”
The commencement speaker for the Class of 2015 is New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner. He grew up in Passaic, N.J., and went on to graduate summa cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Then, in 1985, he graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. If you would like to find out more about the rest of the commencement day lineup, click here.
Tickets are not required for attendance, MSU states, and “Seating capacity at the Prudential Center is plentiful. General admission will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.” For more information on guest seating, directions, and parking, click here.