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Commencement FAQs

Yes! The Outdoor Commencement Ceremony will take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Information regarding ceremony times, guest tickets, and safety protocols will be shared will be shared as it becomes available with Graduates who completed the R.S.V.P. form to attend the Outdoor Ceremony by the April 20, 2021 deadline.

The Berkeley College Virtual Commencement ceremony will take place Friday May 7, 2021 at 10:30 AM.

The Outdoor Commencement Ceremony will take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Information regarding ceremony times, guest tickets, and safety protocols will be shared as it becomes available with Graduates who completed the R.S.V.P. form to attend the Outdoor Ceremony by the April 20, 2021 deadline.

The Outdoor Commencement Ceremony will take place at MetLife Stadium located at One MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, NJ 07073.

Yes! Each of the graduates who completed the R.S.V.P. form to attend the Outdoor Ceremony by the April 20, 2021 deadline can invite up to four guests.

Please note that children who are 34 inches in height or taller require their own ticket. Children who are shorter than 34 inches do not require a ticket but must share a seat with an accompanying adult.

Masks are required for all attendees older than 2 years or taller than 34 inches in height.

Yes. Information on how to obtain tickets for your guests will be shared as it becomes available with Graduates who completed the R.S.V.P. form to attend the Outdoor Ceremony by the April 20, 2021 deadline.

No, however the only way graduates will be on the list to enter MetLife Stadium for the Outdoor Commencement Ceremony is if they completed the R.S.V.P. form to attend on/by the April 20, 2021 deadline.

Each of the graduates who completed the R.S.V.P. form to attend the Outdoor Ceremony by the April 20, 2021 deadline can invite up to four guests.

Please note that children who are 34 inches in height or taller require their own ticket. Children who are shorter than 34 inches do not require a ticket but must share a seat with an accompanying adult.

Masks are required for all attendees older than 2 years or taller than 34 inches in height.

  • Master’s & Bachelor’s Degree graduates
    • Cap, gown, tassel and hood
  • Associate’s Degree graduates
    • Cap, gown, tassel and stole
  • Certificate’s graduates
    • Cap, gown, and tassel
  • Any cords and/or stoles you have earned from honors societies you joined during your time at Berkeley College

Please keep personal items to a minimum and, if necessary, carry only a small bag that can be hidden under you gown (i.e. drawstring bag, wristlet, or small cross body bag). Once you walk across the stage, there is no guarantee that you will return to the same seat!

Graduates’ eligibility to participate in commencement is subject to satisfactory program completion.

Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Graduates who have/will have successfully completed their programs/degree in the following semesters can participate in the 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony:

  • Spring 2020
  • Fall 2020
  • Winter 2021

Onsite Outdoor Commencement Ceremony

Graduates who have/will have successfully completed their programs/degree in the following semesters and who submitted the RSVP form to attend the ceremony by the April 20, 2021 deadline can participate in the 2021 Outdoor Commencement Ceremony:

  • Spring 2019
  • Fall 2019
  • Winter 2020
  • Spring 2020
  • Fall 2020
  • Winter 2021

Diploma frames can be purchased at the Berkeley College Online Store at https://berkeleystore.berkeleycollege.edu.

Contact of the Office of Registrar at 973-771-6377 or registrar@berkeleycollege.edu

No, there is no rehearsal for the Commencement ceremony.

2021 Graduate Salute dates, times, and locations are listed below. Graduates who desire to take a graduation photo will have the opportunity to do so at onsite Graduate Salute events.

Berkeley College has partnered with Lifetouch Photography. Graduates will be able to have their pictures taken by appointment ONLY. Only students with an appointment will be permitted to participate in the Graduate Salutes.

How to prepare for your graduate picture:

  • Please remember to bring your cap and gown for your pictures. There will not be any caps or gowns available on site.
    • Additionally, if you have received a Veterans Honor Cord, Honors Program Cord, NSLS Cord and/or a National Honor Society Stole, please remember to bring it for your graduate picture.
  • Students should arrive 10 minutes before their appointment time – no earlier, no later.

Click below to schedule an appointment with Lifetouch at one of our upcoming Graduate Salutes:

Important Information:

  • Please note: There are no additional activities happening at the on-campus Graduate Salutes. This event simply provides an opportunity to have your graduation picture taken.
  • No guests are allowed to attend the on-campus Graduate Salutes.
  • Graduates must keep their mask on (except when their picture is being taken) and maintain social distancing at all times. It is essential that everyone adhere to the required safety protocols put in place.
  • It is recommended that graduates attend no more than one on-campus Graduate Salute.
  • Graduates will not be charged to have their pictures taken, however you are responsible for any cost associated with purchasing pictures.
    • The cost of pictures and packages will be provided by Lifetouch.

Remaining 2021 Graduate Salutes dates, times and locations are*:

NEW YORK CITY CAMPUS Location: 12 E 41st Street, B 701-B704 Thursday, April 29, 2021– 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

WOODLAND PARK CAMPUS Location: Renaissance Hall Atrium Thursday, April 22, 2021– 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

* Please note that Graduate Salute dates for campuses not currently listed have already passed.

Please contact Student Development and Campus Life (SDCL) at Commencement@BerkeleyCollege.edu or 973-546-2925 or reach out to your campus SDCL representative listed below:

NEWARK CAMPUS

James Marshmon
(732) 289-3885
James-Marshmon2@BerkeleyCollege.edu

NEW YORK CITY CAMPUS

Jeunelle Sanabria
(646) 930-6855
Jeunelle-Sanabria@BerkeleyCollege.edu

ONLINE CAMPUS

Chrissy Andrascik
(973) 826-9083
Christin-Andrasci@BerkeleyCollege.edu

PARAMUS CAMPUS

Jennifer Litvak
(973) 546-2923
JRL@BerkeleyCollege.edu

WHITE PLAINS CAMPUS

Suzeana Stewart
(914) 377-5539
Suzeana-Stewart@BerkeleyCollege.edu

WOODBRIDGE CAMPUS

James Marshmon
(732) 289-3885
James-Marshmon2@BerkeleyCollege.edu

WOODLAND PARK CAMPUS

Heather Eaton-Dwyer
(973) 826-5609
HED@BerkeleyCollege.edu

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