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Thomas Edison State University's 2020 Commencement will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J.

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Commencement Program

2019 Commencement Program

Schedule of Events: top of page

Saturday, September 26, 2020


11 a.m.

University Store Opens

Thank-A-Thon Opens

11:30 a.m.

Graduates and guests arrive at the CURE Insurance Arena, Trenton, N.J. Facility is handicapped accessible.

11:30 a.m.

Photo sessions available for all interested graduates by an independent professional photographer. Students will be contacted directly by the photographer following the Commencement ceremony with instructions on how to purchase photos.

1 p.m.

Graduate group photo inside CURE Insurance Arena in sections 110 - 112.

2 p.m.

Commencement ceremony starts and continues until approximately 4 p.m.

Important Notes:

  • When inviting guests to Commencement, please take into consideration the length of the ceremony. The Commencement ceremony lasts for approximately two hours.
  • The University requests that graduates participate in the entire ceremony and do not leave early as this is very distracting for the other gradates and guests.
  • The CURE Insurance Arena will open at 11:30 a.m. for seating; all seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and the center is handicapped accessible.
  • College souvenirs and memorabilia will be available for purchase at the University Store located inside the CURE Insurance Arena. Representatives will also be on-site for those graduates wishing to purchase a school ring or diploma frame.
  • An independent photographer will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. the day of Commencement to take portraits of the graduates.
  • Join us at 1 p.m. inside the arena for the Commencement Graduate group photo in your cap and gown to participate in this tradition!

Toni M. Terry, BA

"I am 67 years old, soon to be 68, and to be able to say I did this at this day in my life is just gratification for my own self."

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