2013 Event Archive
2,500 students received doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees. The Class of 2013 represents 26 countries including the United States, 24 states plus the District of Columbia and all 21 counties in New Jersey.
Commencement Honorees: Nobel Peace Prizewinner Jody Williams, longtime activist in the campaign to ban landmines, was FDU's Commencement Speaker, and five other individuals, including three Student Pinnacle Award recipients, were honored at the Commencement event.
Grad Greetings: During April, the graduates recorded video "Grad Greetings" messages for their family, friends, classmates, teachers and others who made a difference while they were at FDU. Those messages were played at the arena before the Procession of the Graduates, and are viewable now as a YouTube video.
Text Messages: In the weeks and days before Commencement, graduates, family and friends were invited to compose messages of congratulations and thanks to be displayed during the ceremony. The majority but not all of the messages received were able to be displayed, but all the approved messages are listed here.