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Commencement 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at MetLife Stadium

Over 3,000 students from 54 countries and 41 states will receive their degrees in Fairleigh Dickinson University's 74th annual commencement event.

The event will be held at MetLife Stadium. In 2015 FDU became the first university to hold a commencement event at the Stadium, which opened in 2010 and hosted Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. The Event Archive for 2016 and other recent commencement dates is available online.

Commencement Honorees

Mary Kay Stratis

Marta Tellado

Stratis Tellado

Student Pinnacle Award Winners

Melissa Orlando

Greih Wilson-McClain

Carlos Martell Ayala

Orlando Wilson-McClain Ayala


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The 2017 FDU Commencement ceremony will be live on the Web on May 16, 2017. Family and friends unable to attend the ceremony at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey can view the event online with appropriate Internet access.

How's the Weather?

On May 16 in East Rutherford the average overnight low is 53°F, the average high for the day 68°F. The record low for the date was 40°F set in 1983, the record high 87°F in 1951. Average precipitation for the date is 0.15 inches.