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Commencement 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at MetLife Stadium

Almost 3,000 new FDU graduates received their degrees this year. FDU’s class of 2016 hails from 49 countries and 37 states. The top five most popular undergraduate majors are psychology, nursing, communications, criminal justice and biology, while the top five most popular graduate majors are computer science, administrative science, accounting, electrical engineering and public administration.

The event was 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 2015 and other recent commencement dates is available online.

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Grad Greetings 2016

The Grad Greetings video recorded by the graduates and shown before the Procession of the Graduates at the commencement ceremony can be viewed online.

Video of the Event

Complete video of the event is available for viewing online, among the University's videos on Youtube

Commencement Program

The printed program distributed at the event is available as a downloadable PDF.

Commencement Honorees

Jeffrey Pierson Dennis Strigl
Pierson Strigl

Student Pinnacle Award Winners

Katelyn Arathoon Shi (Porter) Yang Laura Rodriguez Romero
Arathoon Yang Rodriguez Romero


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Commencement Webcast FULL

The 2016 FDU Commencement ceremony was live on the Web on May 17, 2016. Family and friends unable to attend the ceremony at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey can view the event online with appropriate Internet access.The archive video of the event is available for viewing online.

How's the Weather?

On May 17 in East Rutherford the average overnight low is 53°F, the average high for the day 69°F. The record low for the date was 38°F set in 1956, the record high 90°F in 1974. Average precipitation for the date is 0.15 inches.