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50th Annual Commencement

Thomas Edison State University’s 50th Annual Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.

Please accept our sincere congratulations on earning your degree!

We are excited to celebrate with you at Thomas Edison State University’s 50th Annual Commencement at 1pm on Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J.

Registration: All eligible students graduating in the December 2021, March 2022, June 2022 and September 2022 graduation cycles have now received communication with details on completing the Attendance Form . If you did not receive an email and believe you should have, please email commencement@tesu.

Regalia: The deadline to order regalia and have it shipped to your home has passed. If you are registered and did not order your regalia, you will pick up your cap and gown at registration on the day of Commencement based on the information you provided on the Commencement Attendance Form.

Tickets: All graduates attending the ceremony should have received an email with a link to access their electronic tickets. Once accessed, tickets can be forwarded to guests electronically and/or printed at home. All guests, including graduates and children, will need a printed ticket to enter the arena. Please note, if anyone has trouble accessing or printing their tickets, or if guests arrive without a ticket, extras will be available at Will Call, and TESU volunteers will be distributing tickets to guests of attending graduates at the door to the arena.

Stay tuned to your email staring the week of September 26th for additional emails about how to prepare and what to expect.

Not sure when you should apply for graduation? Learn more about deadlines and Graduation Information.

For additional questions or more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at (609) 984-1180 or email

Photos will be taken at the Commencement Ceremony. Please take a moment to read the Photo Release information below:

As event registrants, you and your guests accept the terms and conditions: I do hereby give Thomas Edison State University, its assigns, licensees and legal representatives, the irrevocable right to use my name (or fictional name), picture, image or photograph in all forms and media, and in all manners for advertising, promotional or educational purposes, trade or any other lawful purposes, and I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written copy, that may be created in connection therewith. I am of full age. I have read this release and am fully familiar with its contents.

A separate photo release will be obtained for anyone participating at “Share Your Story” before the ceremony.

For additional questions or more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at (609) 984-1180 or