Welcome to the Drew University Commencement webpage. Commencement exercises were held on Saturday, May 14th for the Theological School, Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and for the College of Liberal Arts.

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

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2016 Commencement speaker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Photo: Dan Winters

Drew proudly welcomed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as its 2016 Commencement speaker. The celebrated athlete, author and activist also received an honorary degree in humane letters. Read about Mr. Abdul-Jabbar’s Commencement address here.

Drew also presented honorary degrees to William C. Campbell, Nobel Prize winner and RISE Fellow, and Robert Ready, dean of the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.

Visit Drew’s Commencement-O-Rama page to view all our #Drew16 stories. Congratulations to the Class of 2016!


Professional photographs of each graduate were 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.

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