May 2018 Graduates

Advisement   Meet with your advisor to ensure all degree requirements are met.
Holds   Review Highlander Pipeline and settle any outstanding balances or other holds.
Contact Info  

​​Update Highlander Pipeline with local address and personal email address to receive up to date information about the commencement ceremony and diploma distribution.

International students: SEVIS regulation requires International student's permanent address to remain the one from the student's home country. This rule does not apply to the designation of local address.  If the student wishes to continue to receive communication from NJIT post graduation, please make sure the local address reflects the most current US address.  Please reach out to the Office of Global Initiatives with any questions regarding the SEVIS regulation.

Financial Aid   Complete an exit interview if you received Financial Aid. Click Financial Aid for more details.
Graduation Verification Form  February 26

Undergraduates: All May 2018 candidates and all August 2018 potential candidates participating in the Commencement ceremony must complete the Graduation Verification form in Highlander Pipeline. Go to Highlander Pipeline: click on Student Services, click on Banner Self Service, click on Student, click on Graduation, then click on Graduation Verification. You will receive an email when the link is available, on or around February 26th.

The deadline to complete the Graduation Verification Form is March 30.

Commencement Appeal Form February 26

Undergraduates Only: A Commencement Appeal Form will be available in Highlander Pipeline for any student who would like to participate in the Commencement Ceremony but was not granted permission by their academic department. The student must be within 2 courses of completing their academic requirements and must be registered for those 2 courses in the Summer 2018 term.

Graduates & PhDs:   Only for exceptional circumstances, please email reasons to  

The deadline for all Commencement Appeals is March 23.

Apply for Graduation March 1

Graduates & PhDs: Please complete the Graduation Application and submit it to the Office of the Registrar. Applications must have your advisor's signature. 

Grad Fair

April 27, 2018

All participants can pick up the materials needed for the Commencement Ceremony, ie. caps, gowns, reader cards, etc. Click Grad Fair for additional information. The Graduation Fair is for PhD students, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

PhD students: You must obtain your reader card from the Graduate Studies Office before you can pick up your cap and gown. Please present your reader card at the Grad Fair to obtain your regalia. 

NJIT Wellness and Events Center - Time TBD


May 15, 2018*

May 17, 2018*

May 18, 2018*

Tuesday, May 15, 2018* - Prudential Center - Ceremony for Undergraduate, Doctoral and Honorary Degree candidates.

Thursday, May 17, 2018*, and Friday, May 18, 2018* - NJIT Wellness and Events Center - Ceremonies for Master Degree Candidates.

Graduation Date

May 15, 2018

Official Graduation Date reflected on official transcripts.
Diplomas June 20, 2018 Diplomas will be distributed at Diploma Day on June 21, 2017 Time and location TBD. Click Diplomas for additional Instructions.


​*Dates are tentative and are expected to be confirmed in early February.  Please visit us again at that time for additional information.

**Monitor emails & Highlander Pipeline for additional Graduation & Commencement information