Commencement Live Feeds
Doctoral and Master's Hooding Ceremony
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Performing Arts Center
Master's and Doctoral degree candidates should report to LOWER L-WING 60 minutes prior to the advertised start time of the ceremony. Doors for guest seating will open approximately 60 minutes prior to the advertised start time of the ceremony. Please join us for a reception in the Art Gallery immediately following the ceremony.
Tickets are not needed for this event however due to the high volume of participation and limited seating we are asking that you limit your guests to 6 people.
Fall Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Degree candidates should report to their designated line up areas 90 minutes prior to the advertised start time of the ceremony. Doors for guest seating will open approximately 90 minutes prior to the advertised start time of the ceremony. Please join us for a reception in the Campus Center immediately following the ceremony.
School of Arts and Humanities - Upper J-wing Gallery
School of Business - Upper H-wing Gallery
School of Education - Upper F-wing Gallery
School of General Studies - Lower J-wing Gallery
School of Health Sciences - Lower H-wing Gallery
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics - Lower G-wing Gallery
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences - Lower F-wing Gallery
School of Graduate and Continuing Studies - Lower L-wing Gallery
Each graduate is given 6 guest tickets for this event, no additional tickets are available. Selling of Commencement tickets is prohibited.
Graduation Announcement - NEW THIS FALL 2013!
Students who have applied for graduation by the deadline, have officially graduated, and have no outstanding obligations to the college will be eligible to pick up their diploma immediately following the commencement ceremony. If you expect to meet all academic requirements for your degree, please apply for graduation in goStockton on the Student Services tab by October 1.
A $150 graduation application fee will be charged to your account by October 30. Students who apply after October 1 will be charged a $225 application fee. The Fall Commencement Ceremony is Sunday, December 15th at 1:00pm in the Sports Center.
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For questions not answered in the above FAQ:
Baccalaureate candidates: Contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (609) 652-4645 or the Office of Event Services and Campus Center Operations at (609) 652-4878.
Doctoral and Master's candidates: Contact the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies at (609) 652-4298.
The bachelor's gown is simple in design aside from its long pointed sleeves. The master's gown has oblong sleeves which are open at the wrist. The doctor's gown has velvet panels down the front, around the neck, and three velvet bands across.
The cap for the bachelor's and master's is the traditional mortarboard. For some doctoral degrees, it is more of a soft, large beret. The tassesl, which is usually black, occasionally comes in the color representing the student's field of study. Prior to conferral of the degree, the tassel is worn on the right. Upon conferral, the tassels is switched ceremonially to the left.
The hood is the most distinctive piece of the academic costume. It indicates the level of the degree, the field of study, and the institution that conferred the degree. Bachelor's hoods are three feet long, master's are three and a half and doctor's are four feet long.
The mace is carried by the Faculty Grand Marshall at commencement. Ned Gerber of Port Republic is the wood carver who made the mace used at Stockton. It is carved from Walnut and Holly, which are indigenous to southern New Jersey.
Stockton's mace is crowned with the flame of knowledge, carved in holly, to denote mission. An acorn is carved at the foot which indicates growth. Below the flame of knowledge is a triad of Stockton's former logo, each a twin-treed symbol of environmental concern. Linked edge-to-edge and inlaid with holly, these symbols represent the three elements of the Stockton community: students, faculty and staff. The great Seal of New Jersey is also on the mace. The names of the first three presidents are engraved on the pewter cylinder. The nameplate ring reads "Richard Stockton State College founded 1969."
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