December 2017 Graduates

Monitor emails & Highlander Pipeline for additional Graduation & Commencement Information.
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.
Apply for Graduation October 15, 2017 Graduates & PhDs: All December 2017 candidates, please complete the Graduation Application and submit it to the Office of the Registrar. If you previously applied and your degree was not awarded, you must complete a new application for graduation.

Graduation Verification Form
October 23, 2017

Undergraduates: All December 2017 candidates must complete the Graduation Verification form in Highlander Pipeline. Go to Highlander Pipeline: Student Services --> Banner Self Service --> Student --> Graduation --> Graduation Verification. This form will be available from October 23, 207 until November 3, 2017.

**We have extended the online Graduation Verification Form. It will be available until November 30th.

Graduation Date December 31, 2017 Official Graduation Date reflected on official transcripts. Transcripts will be updated by January 26th.
Diplomas February 14, 2018 Diplomas will be distributed at the Office of the Registrar on February 14, 2018 between 10 am and 12pm and between 2pm and 5:30pm.
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 - 10am until 6pm


May 15, 2018

May 17, 2018

May 18, 2018

Students that did not participate in the May 2017 Commencement Ceremony are welcome to join us for the Commencement Ceremony in May 2018. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

  • Ceremony for Baccaulaureate candidates of all colleges
  • Ceremony for PhD candidates of all colleges
  • 9:00 a.m. - Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Ceremony for Masters candidates from:

  • College of Architecture & Design
  • College of Science & Liberal Arts
  • Martin Tuchman School of Management
  • Ying Wu College of Computing
  • 9:00 a.m. - Wellness & Events Center, NJIT Campus

Friday, May 18, 2018

  • Ceremony for Masters candidates from Newark College of Engineering only 
  • 9:00 a.m. - Wellness & Events Center, NJIT Campus