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Caldwell University is pleased to announce the 79th Annual Commencement on Sunday, May, 23, 2021* to celebrate our graduates!

Eligible graduates include those who completed their degree requirements in December 2020, May and Summer 2021. In order to participate, graduates must reserve their place in the procession by placing an online order for required academic regalia by April 15, 2021. Graduating students are contacted directly and can log onto the myCaldwell portal for more information.

Each ceremony has distinctive tickets for guest admissions, as well as reporting times for degree recipients. Tickets will be distributed to participating graduates only and all guests must have tickets to attend this outdoor event, including infants and children.

*This event is rain or shine and subject to change based on the state of New Jersey guidance and/or executive orders or necessary pandemic response. If the university is unable to hold Commencement in May 2021, the alternative date planned is Sunday, September 19, 2021.

Commencement Liturgy

Saturday, May 22, 2021, 4:00 p.m.
Athletic Fields

In the spirit of our Catholic and Dominican Tradition at Caldwell University, we will celebrate Liturgy on the Saturday of Commencement weekend.

  • The celebration of the Liturgy begins at 4:00 p.m., and is open to all graduating students, their families and friends, faculty and staff of Caldwell University.
  • Attendance at this service will fulfill Sunday Liturgy requirements. Tickets are not required for the service and guests of all faith traditions are welcome.
  • Face coverings and social distancing are required.
  • *This event will be held in accordance with guidelines of the Archdiocese of Newark regarding liturgical celebrations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updates regarding Commencement 2021 will be posted here as they become available.

Graduating students can find more information on the myCaldwell portal on the Student Life tab.