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Commencement at Rider University

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The further postponement of the Class of 2020 Commencement ceremonies is a difficult, disappointing announcement, but the safety and health of our graduates and their families remains our priority. Rider is committed to making sure you will have an in-person ceremony when we can safely do so. We will continue to monitor and assess the coronavirus pandemic and determine a plan for all May 2021 ceremonies in early 2021.  Information about ceremony locations, dates and times will be communicated via email and on this webpage.

Lawrenceville Commencement

Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, 2021
Separate ceremonies for Class of 2020 and Class of 2021
Ceremony location and times to be determined

Westminster Commencement

Friday, May 14, 2021
Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 combined ceremony
Ceremony location and times to be determined

These in-person commencement ceremonies are planned with the assumption that we are able to return to large in-person gatherings by that point in time. Should the coronavirus pandemic continue into spring 2020, these plans may be re-evaluated.

Class of 2020 graduates may order cap and gown online until September 14, 2020, with shipping direct to their home. December 2020 graduates and Class of 2021 graduates may order their academic attire beginning Oct. 1, 2020. 

Questions: Commencement Office at 609-896-7700, Option 1, or e-mail at [email protected].


Celebrate the Class of 2020!

View highlight videos and congratulatory remarks by clicking the links below.

Lawrenceville Campus

Westminster Choir College


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