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Graduation & Commencement

Graduation & Commencement


Rowan College graduates students five times a year, which includes, May, June, August, December, and January. 

Students who wish to graduate must complete a graduation application during the period listed in the Graduation Dates and Deadline Chart:

Graduation Dates & Deadlines Chart

Anticipated Term of ​Graduation ​​
Deadline to Apply for Graduat​ion Deadline for Academic Advising to review your applicationMonth Degree will be AwardedOfficial Graduation Dates
Diplomas Mailed by Date
Spring 2020
Oct 14 - Apr 24May 1, 2020May 2020May 14, 2020Aug 17, 2020
Summer 2020 (Early)
Feb 24 - Jun 01Jul 2, 2020Jun 2020Jun 18, 2020Aug 17, 2020
Summer 2020
Feb 24 – Aug 18Sep 11, 2020Aug 2020Aug 28, 2020Oct 30, 2020
​Fall 2020
​Mar 16 - Nov 27
​Jan 22, 2021
Jan 2021​​Dec 11, 2020
Mar 5, 2021​
​Winter 2021
​Oct 12 2020 - Jan 4, 2021
Jan 22, 2021​Jan 2021​Jan 8, 2021​Mar 5, 2021​

A photo ID is required when picking up your diploma in-person.

SPRING DIPLOMAS 2020: All diplomas for May 2020 graduates will be home shipped by our vendor on or before Aug 17, 2020. Due to the College closing, there is no option to pick up your Degree or Certificate.

SUMMER DIPLOMAS-EARLY 2020: Students may earn their degree and receive and early summer diploma if they apply for summer graduate by June 1, 2020 and complete their degree requirements by the end of the first summer term June 18, 2020.

SUMMER DIPLOMAS-LATE 2020: Students who apply for graduation by Aug 14, 2020 and complete their degree requirements within the summer term (term ends Aug 28, 2020) will qualify for a summer diploma.