Commencement FAQ

Spring 2020 Commencement Formal Ceremony


Stockton University is pleased to announce plans to hold our 2020 Commencement Ceremonies on Friday, October 23, 2020, at the Galloway Campus.  Please monitor this website for ceremony details in August.

Senator Cory Booker's Message For Stockton University's Class Of 2020

Commencement Ceremony  

The University is hosting Commencement Ceremonies for the Class of 2020 on the Galloway campus Friday, October 23, 2020. Ceremony start times will be announced by September 1, 2020 after graduate RSVPs are submitted in August. Graduates will be assigned to a ceremony by school. Please monitor this site in August for updates on ceremony details. 

Class of 2020 Graduates who were approved to participate in the May 2020 eCommencement ceremony will be eligible to participate in the 2020 Commencement Ceremony on October 23, 2020. All Graduates must pre-order their regalia.


No. The graduation fee of $165 is non-refundable (one time per degree level) and charged to all graduating students that apply for graduation. This fee covers all expenses associated with graduation. All students are charged this University fee regardless of ceremony participation. If the graduation fee is paid after the closing date, a fee of $225 is charged for the late graduation application. This fee is charged to applicants for each degree level: Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral.  In a case where a student has received a prior degree from the University, this fee is applicable for the new degree level.

Baccalaureate and Master’s Degree Graduates:
The regalia ordering deadline was July 31. Multiple emails were sent to graduates with a link to the Jostens online ordering website. Graduates were given the following options for distribution:

    • Shipped to the Graduate’s Home: Mailing of pre-ordered regalia to graduate’s home for a shipping and handling fee of $12.95. Regalia will be shipped to the graduate’s home five to six weeks after an order is placed.
    • Shipped to the University: On-campus pickup of pre-ordered regalia.

Doctoral Degree Graduates:
Rental regalia on-campus pickup dates have been emailed to graduates who placed an rental order. Rentals cannot be mailed. Doctoral candidates who purchased fine quality gowns should have already received them at their home address. Doctoral candidates who would like to purchase fine quality regalia can do so through Jostens.


If you still need to order regalia please email ASAP.

On-campus pickup will be at the Campus Center Information Booth during the dates and times listed below. No appointment is needed. Please wear a face covering and provide the staff at the information booth with your first and last name. If you are not able to pickup your regalia someone else can pickup on your behalf.

On-campus pickup dates are for pre-ordered regalia ONLY:

Monday, August 17 - 10:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday, August 18 – 10:00am – 7:00pm

Wednesday, August 19 - 10:00am – 4:00pm

Thursday, August 20 - 10:00am – 4:00pm

Friday, August 21 - 10:00am – 4:00pm

Friday, October 9 - 10:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday, October 10 - 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, October 11 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Friday, October 23, the day of the Spring 2020 Formal Commencement Ceremony.

If you still need to order regalia please email ASAP.

Only undergraduate degree candidates with Latin honors will receive an official honor cord. Latin honor cords will be distributed at the Spring 2020 Formal Commencement Ceremony.

Questions pertaining to all other specialized regalia should be directed to your group's advisor, coach, program leader etc. 

Stockton’s top priority remains keeping our community healthy and safe amid the global outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Consequently, the University has canceled all Graduate Send Off Events scheduled for May. We are sorry for the cancellation!

For more information on refunds please visit the Ticket Refund FAQ's page.

Diplomas for all spring graduating students who complete all academic requirements and have no outstanding obligations to the University will receive their diploma in the fall. Diplomas for fall and summer graduates are mailed about 12 to 14 weeks after degree completion. If you have questions about your diploma, please email the Office of the Registrar at for more information.  The Bachelor's diploma size is 8.5' x 11" and the Masters and Doctoral diploma size is 11" x 14".

Diploma covers will be distributed at the Spring 2020 Formal Commencement Ceremony

Yes, as long as they have completed their Graduation Application and completed their degree requirements. Students should always verify their degree has been conferred by viewing their unofficial transcript.