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MEDIA ADVISORY: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to Confer More than 3,100 Degrees at 102nd Commencement Exercises May 15, May 17 and May 18, 2018

Engineering Educator Dr. Leah Hope Jamieson to Deliver 2018 Commencement Address and Receive Honorary Doctor of Science


WHAT: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will award more than 3,100 baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees at the 102nd Commencement exercises. The university also will confer honorary degrees on three individuals.


  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 9 a.m.(baccalaureate and doctoral degrees)
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 9 a.m. (master’s degrees from the College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, Martin Tuchman School of Management, and Ying Wu College of Computing)
  • Friday, May 18, 2018 at 9 a.m. (master’s degrees from Newark College of Engineering).

A live broadcast can be viewed at https://commencement.njit.edu/live.php.

WHERE: May 15: Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey; May 17 and May 18: NJIT Wellness and Events Center


  • NJIT President Joel S. Bloom will preside over the three ceremonies.
  • Commencement Address and Honorary Degrees: Dr. Leah Hope Jamieson, Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Engineering Education and John A. Edwardson Dean Emerita of Engineering at Purdue University will deliver the 2018 Commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Science. Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and Richard P. Sweeney ’82, vice president at Keurig and a co-founder of the K-cup single coffee brewing system, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science.
  • Student Speakers: Mark Neubauer (May 15), Agrim Sachdeva (May 17), and Majd Awad (May 18) will give remarks on behalf of the student body.


To learn about more about the outstanding graduates of the Class of 2018, click here: https://news.njit.edu/keywords/class-2018/


One of only 32 polytechnic universities in the United States, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. NJIT is rated an "R1" research university by the Carnegie Classification®, which indicates the highest level of research activity. NJIT conducts approximately $162 million in research activity each year and has a $2.8 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey. NJIT is ranked #1 nationally by Forbes for the upward economic mobility of its lowest-income students and is among the top 2 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT also is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 50 public national universities.