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Commencement 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at MetLife Stadium

The event will be held at MetLife Stadium. FDU was the first university to hold a commencement event at the Stadium, which opened in 2010 and hosted Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. FDU Commencements in 2015, 2016, and 2017 have been at MetLife Stadium.

Procession of Graduates

At 2018 Commencement, each graduate's name will be announced while they cross the stage and their photo is displayed on the stadium screens. The graduates will be celebrated in this way as they process into the stadium starting promptly at 9 AM. Family and friends attending the ceremony should be sure to be in their seats as the graduates enter. See At the Ceremony for complete details about Commencement Day.

Commencement Honorees

At the ceremony, Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education, will receive an honorary degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. The Commencement Speaker for 2018 is Marta L. Tellado, President and CEO of Consumer Reports. She is an FDU alumna and a member of the University's Board of Trustees.


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How's the Weather?

Typical weather for the date is perfect: On May 15 in East Rutherford the average overnight low is 52°F, the average high for the day 68°F. The record low for the date was 41°F set in 1996, the record high 83°F in 1951. Average precipitation for the date is 0.15 inches.