In order to accommodate and abide by CDC COVID-19 guidelines, Commencement will be moved to Ranger Stadium and broken into 6 in-person ceremonies, broken down by school and by academic subject area. Each ceremony will feature school- and area-specific programming.
We are thrilled to share that New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday, April 26 that New Jersey’s size limit on outdoor gatherings will increase from 200 to 500 people effective May 10, 2021.
This new guidance confirms that each graduate is permitted to have two guests in attendance at their designated in-person ceremony. The two-guests-per-graduate limit allows us to uphold physical distancing requirements.
Drew will adhere to all COVID-19 protocols in the planning and executing of our in-person Commencement celebrations.
All in-person ceremonies will be livestreamed for those who are unable to physically attend.
Thursday, May 13:
7 p.m. Virtual Ceremony at drew.edu/commencement, featuring the Commencement speaker and honorary degree recipients.
Friday, May 14:
10 a.m.: Theological School Classes of 2020 and 2021 Ceremony (in-person)
2 p.m. : Caspersen School of Graduate Studies Classes of 2020 and 2021 Ceremony (in-person)
6 p.m. : College of Liberal Arts Class of 2020 Ceremony (in-person)
Please note that the 2021 Commencement speaker and honorary degree recipients will only speak at the Virtual Commencement on the evening of Thursday, May 13.
Saturday, May 15:
10 a.m. : College of Liberal Arts Ceremony: Sciences (in-person)
2 p.m. :. College of Liberal Arts Ceremony: Social Sciences (in-person)
6 p.m. : College of Liberal Arts Ceremony: Arts & Humanities (in-person)
*Note: Students with a double major should register for and attend the ceremony designated for the discipline for which they feel the strongest affiliation.
Ceremony breakdown by major:
Sciences: Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics
Social Sciences: Anthropology, Business, Economics, Environmental Studies & Sustainability, International Relations, Political Science, Public Health, Psychology, Sociology
Arts and Humanities: Art History, Chinese, Classics, English, French, History, Italian Studies, Media & Communications, Music, Philosophy, Spanish, Studio Art, Theatre Arts, Women's and Gender Studies
Please note that the 2021 Commencement speaker and honorary degree recipients will only speak at the Virtual Commencement on the evening of Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m. ET.