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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

Graduation Term ​​
Deadline to Apply  Deadline for Advisors to Review Month Degree will be AwardedConferral Dates
(Date on Diploma)
Diplomas Home Ship Date
Spring 2021
Oct 19 - Apr 23May 27, 2021May 2021May 13, 2021Sep 17, 2021
Summer 2021 (Early)
Feb 28 - Jun 04Jul 1, 2021Jul 2021Jun 24, 2021Aug 5, 2021
Summer 2021 (Late)
Feb 28 - Aug 10
Sep 10, 2021Sep2021Aug 27, 2021Oct 29, 2021
​Fall 2021

​Mar 15 – Nov 23

​Jan 28, 2022

​Feb 2022

​Dec 10, 2021

​Mar 4, 2022

FREE GRADUATE TRANSCRIPTS: Free graduate transcripts will be mailed approximately two weeks prior to the diploma home ship date for all terms.​

SPRING DIPLOMAS 2021: Students who earn a diploma for the Spring 2021 term should ensure their address for diploma mailing is correct on their account no later than May 1st 2021. Your address can be checked on your Student Profile on the RCSJ portal. Spring 2021 diplomas will be shipped by our vendor no later than September 17, 2021.

SUMMER DIPLOMAS-EARLY 2021: Students may earn their degree and receive and early summer diploma if they apply for summer graduation by June 4, 2021, and complete their degree requirements by the end of the first summer term June 17, 2021.

SUMMER DIPLOMAS-LATE 2021: Students who apply for graduation by Aug 10, 2021, and complete their degree requirements within the summer term (term ends Aug 24, 2021) will qualify for a summer diploma.