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.

**Update - please monitor your NJIT email account for Commencement eligibility information, which will be sent by Friday March 2nd.**

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 - 10am until 6pm


May 15, 2018

May 17, 2018

May 18, 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
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 20, 2018 in the Campus Center Ballroom from 10am until 12pm. Click Diplomas for additional Instructions.


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