Happy Commencement, Graduates!

What Graduating Students Need to Get Done in Order to Participate in Graduation

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Happy Commencement, Graduates!
Finally getting the diploma!
Jaclyn Lukas, Staff Writer

Once again we come to the time for the hardworking students of Kean to celebrate their commencement with their family, friends and peers. Possibly one of the best days of their lives, students will walk across the stage with a diploma in one hand and the whole world at their fingertips. 

Graduate and undergraduate students who are planning to graduate must complete an online application on KeanWise to be considered for graduation. Students who are eligible to apply will receive an email from the Office of Registrar. 

Only online applications and payments will be accepted (no hard copies) and there will be a one hundred dollar fee collected at the time of submitting your graduation application. Before applying you must review the policies and procedures, dedicated to your current academic status, on the graduate page. Be sure to meet with your advisor or program coordinator to determine if you are on track for graduation. 

How to apply: 

  • Log in to KeanWise 

  • Go to the Academic Profile section 

  • Select apply for Graduation 

  • Complete online application 

  • Pay $100 fee 

Commencement will be taking place on May 17 for graduate students and May 19 for undergraduate students. This year, the commencements will take place indoors at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Prudential Center. 

Margaret McCorry, Associate Vice President for University Relations talks about her hope for commencement this year, “ My hope is that no matter how we have to celebrate, whether in person or virtually, students and families will be able to celebrate their incredible accomplishments on Commencement day, as well as in family settings at home or elsewhere in the days and weeks following.” 

If there are any questions or concerns regarding commencement, students can email: regme@kean.edu or by phone at (908) 73-REGME. 

Congratulations Cougars!

about the author

Jaclyn Lukas, Staff Writer


Jaclyn Lukas is an English major with a concentration in writing. She joined The Cougar’s Byte staff in Spring 2021. After her time at Kean, Jaclyn hopes to start her professional career in publishing for books or newspapers/magazines.