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Information for Brookdale Employees

Save the date! July 30th! 
The Department of Student Life & Activities invites all employees of the College to participate in this year’s commencement ceremonies tentatively planned for July 30th.
Further details about the event will become available in the coming weeks. We will continue to communicate with you regarding the event during that time.

Please see below for further information.

Are you a member of the dais / platform party? All dais participants are asked to coordinate their academic regalia order and details of participation with Anne Marie Sparaco in the President’s Office. Please call 732-224-2759 or email

Do you want to help out at graduation? All Brookdale employees are invited to volunteer at the ceremonies. Student Life & Activities needs help with student robing, assisting guests, and coordinating various activities for this important event. If you would like to volunteer, please fill-out the Graduation Volunteer Form found here.

Faculty and Administrators are invited to participate in the procession As in years past, the college will cover the cost of renting your academic regalia. If you do not already own academic regalia and need to order it, please complete the Faculty/Administrator Academic Regalia Order Form found here. If you already do own your own academic regalia and would simply like to sign up to participate in the ceremony, please use the Faculty/Administrator Participation Form found here.

For those faculty and administrators who submit an academic regalia order form: our vendor, Worldwide Gear, will produce the appropriate academic regalia (as close to your college/university as possible) and have it available for pick up from the Scroll and Pen bookstore in the Warner Student Life Center at a to-be-determined date.

Further details regarding the event will become available during the coming weeks.

Faculty and staff: have a family member graduating this year?  The Student Affairs Division would like to invite employees who have a child or spouse graduating in May to present a “diploma” to their loved one. Please contact the Student Life & Activities office by e-mailing with your name, ceremony, and the name of your graduate so that seating can be arranged to prevent interruption of the flow of the ceremony.

Faculty: have an exemplary student graduating? If one of your students is graduating and you feel they have a compelling story to share, please encourage them to enter the competition to present the student speech at their respective ceremony. Also, if you know an involved student leader who is graduating, please encourage them to run for the Graduate Trustee position. More details about these student activities may be found in Information for Graduating Students.