2017 Graduation

Graduation Information

 Please read this information and understand that Graduation consists of two processes
1)    Filing for Graduation (to confirm program completion and receive your diploma)
If you are in the final academic period of your program, or have six or less credits to complete after the Spring semester ends, you must File for Graduation through Webadvisor. This process will allow Enrollment Services and your Academic Department to review your eligibility for your degree completion. If you do not file for graduation you will not officially complete your program or receive a diploma. You may visit the following website to review the details at http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=2816
***Please note:  Your diploma will be mailed to the address you enter during in Webadvisor when filing for graduation.  You may mail it to an intenrational or domestic address - it does not have to be to the address where you live.  
***Students who graduate in May will have diplomas mailed in late June 2017.  
Once Enrollment Services confirms your are eligible to graduate you will receive a notification via mail stating either your are completing your program this semester or you have additional credits remaining. This notification will only be sent via mail, so you must have your mailing address up to date with ISS. To update your address with ISS you may complete the Address form located in the ISS office.
2)    Completing the Commencement Registration form (to attend the graduation ceremony)
If you plan to attend the graduation ceremony at Met Life Stadium on Tuesday May 16th in East Rutherford NJ and you have been confirmed for graduation you must complete the  Online Commencement Registration form located on the following webpage.  http://view2.fdu.edu/commencement/timeline/
Be aware of the following:
-    That you must have already filed for graduation at this for your name to appear in the graduation booklet.  
-    You may also pick up your graduation cap and gown in the book store at the designated dates and times -  see above link          
    under timeline for more information.
***Information on the ISS graduation Bus for international students and their families from the Metro campus to Met Life stadium for graduation will be posted in the next few weeks and an announcement will be sent out.
International Student Services

Commencement Guide



Message from the Dean of Students

Dear Graduates,
We would like to congratulate you on graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Below you will find the graduation “Commencement Guide”.  Please READ THE COMMENCEMENT GUIDE as well as this message in its entirety.   
If you have any questions regarding Commencement  please refer to our website www.fdu.edu/commencement by clicking on the link there you will find: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about CommencementA Timeline of Related Events on Both New Jersey CampusesWhat's Grad Greetings all about?,  And other important information. You can also contact our office at 201-692-2190.
Important dates to remember:   Graduation Salute 2017” will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in Alumni Hall (Jeepers Cafeteria). All graduating Metropolitan students will have the opportunity to pick up their caps, gowns, hoods, announcements, medals, have graduate portraits taken, purchase class rings and degree frames. Commencement (Graduation) will be held on Tuesday May 16th ,2017 at the Met Life Stadium, in the Meadowlands Complex, East Rutherford, New Jersey.  Your presence is required at 8:00 a.m. in order to begin the Procession at 9:15 a.m. The Commencement will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.
Graduates and guests remain standing after the processional for the singing of the National Anthem and the Invocation. During the Benediction, all graduates stand. After the Benediction at the end of the ceremony, all graduates will remain standing while members of the platform party leave, followed by faculty and then graduates. Students will be seated according to college affiliation and degree attained. Guests who prefer to sit on the same side of the arena as their students may refer to the maps on display at the arena.
Please plan accordingly. You are expected to stay through the entire ceremony even after your name is called. Every student called from the first to the last is important and they deserve the same respect and celebration. Thank you.
Please access the following link for driving directions: 
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Cordially yours,
Vidal N. Lopez-Marrero
Associate Dean of Students
FDU Metropolitan Campus
1000 River Road, T-DSI-01
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666-1914