Commencement Silhouette

Commencement 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at MetLife Stadium

Nearly 3000 students received their well-earned degrees at the May 15 ceremony. The program from the event is available as a PDF download.

Grad Greetings

Graduates had the opportunity to record "Grad Greetings" -- video messages of greetings and gratitude -- at the Graduation Salute events in April. The collected messages were played on the big screens at the Stadium just before the graduates began their procession.

Commencement Honorees

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

Also sharing special distinction at the event were the Pinnacle award-winning students from the Vancouver Campus, Florham Campus, and Metropolitan Campus. These three are exemplars of FDU success in their academic work and in their service to the University and the wider community.


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Streaming Video

For those who could not be at the Stadium, video of the event was streamed live on the web. The complete video is now available on Youtube.

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.