Arrival Time

Arrival Time – CONVOCATION

Graduates: Please arrive to NJPAC by 8:30 a.m. SHARP on May 16, 2018 with your cap and gown and report to your respective gowning room after you have checked in at the registration tables. Allow extra time for travel and parking.  The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will last approximately two and half hours.


Graduating students must wear complete academic regalia (cap and gown) or you will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony. We strongly recommend removing your regalia from the packaging and hang up your gown as soon as you receive it in order to reduce the amount of creases. 
Steamers will be provided in each robing area/room at the NJPAC.  Bring hair and/or safety pins if you need to secure your cap or any other part of your regalia for the event. 
*All students, only if applicable, please remember to bring with you, your Honor cords, Sigma Theta Tau cords, Veterans cords, Honor stoles, Student Ambassador stoles, RSNA cords/stoles, Leadership medals, RU alumni pins, and nursing pins. 

Guests: Family and friends must present their tickets to enter NJPAC-NO EXCEPTIONS! Guests of the graduates must wait outside in the courtyard until the doors open at 9:00 a.m. Guests may wait in the lobby area until seating begins. Only ADA seating will begin at 9:00a.m.  All general admission and seating will begin at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. 

*Please note: baby strollers and balloons are NOT permitted inside NJPAC. No Exceptions!

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