May 2017 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.
Commencement Appeal Form January 30, 2017

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 2017 term.

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

March 31, 2017 is the deadline for all Commencement Appeals.

Apply for Graduation March 1, 2017 Graduates & PhDs: Please complete the Graduation Application and submit it to the Office of the Registrar.
Graduation Verification Form* 
March 31, 2017
Undergraduates: All May 2017 candidates and all August 2017 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

Grad Fair

April 24, 2017


April 25, 2017

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. 

NCE - April 24, 2017 from 10am to 3pm in the Campus Center Atrium

CoAD, CSLA, MTSM, & YWCC - April 25, 2017 from 10am to 6pm in the Campus Center Atrium


May 16, 2017

Commencement Ceremony at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Click Commencement for more information.
Graduation Date

May 16, 2017

Official Graduation Date reflected on official transcripts.
Diplomas June 21, 2017 Diplomas will be distributed at Diploma Day on June 21, 2017 from 10am to 2pm in the Campus Center Ballroom. Click Diplomas for additional Instructions.


​*The Graduation Verification form will be available in February 2017

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