Planning for Graduates.


Planning for Graduates


Candidates for degrees are expected to participate in the commencement ceremony. If you cannot attend, please write to the University Registrar at no later than May 1st to inform the office of your absence.


Parking for family and friends will be on campus. Visit Planning for Families and Guests for more information. All residents still living on campus are asked to move your vehicles out of the Main and Tilghman lots by 8 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Vehicles should be moved to Riker Road (which runs along the back of campus) and the Glenwild lot. Faculty and staff attending Commencement should park in the EC, Sitterly, 12 Campus, Cottages, Hall of Sciences, Madison House or Alumni House parking lots, allowing our guests to park in Tilghman and the Main lots. Thank you for your cooperation.


Regalia Purchase

Graduating students should have purchased academic regalia and other items for Commencement via before Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Regalia includes cap, gown, hood and tassel, and prices vary depending on the graduation package. Please contact the University Bookstore at 973-408-3097 or if you have not placed your order for regalia.

Regalia Pick-up

All regalia will be shipped to and can be picked up from the Drew Bookstore. Please come to the Bookstore to pick up your regalia starting Monday May 6. Store hours that week: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Announcements, Diploma Frames and Rings

Commencement announcements, diploma frames and class rings are available for purchase at


Professional photographs of each graduate will be taken both on stage as well as while leaving the platform. GradImages is Drew’s official commencement photographer. Your proofs will be ready to view online as soon as 48 hours of the ceremony. In order to notify you when your images are available, GradImages sends emails and mails paper proofs, along with optional text message notifications. Your information is never shared and privacy is guaranteed. Pre-register with GradImages, so they can provide your complimentary proofs as quickly as possible.

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For career counseling services and to complete the senior outcomes survey, please visit

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