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Georgian Court Graduation Ceremonies to be Held on Wednesday, May 17

Georgian Court University will celebrate the 112th Annual Commencement Ceremony marking the graduation of the Class of 2023* on Wednesday, May 17 on the athletic fields outside of the Wellness Center on the university’s Lakewood campus.

Georgian Court will confer 504 degrees during the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies, including 354 Bachelor’s Degrees, 146 Master’s Degrees, and 4 Doctorate Degrees awarded from the university’s four schools:

  • School of Arts & Sciences: 99 Bachelor’s, 25 Master’s, and 4 Doctorates. 
  • School of Business & Digital Media:  50 Bachelor’s and 25 Master’s. 
  • School of Education: 30 Bachelor’s and 92 Master’s.
  • Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing and Wellness at GCU: 175 Bachelor’s and 4 Master’s.

The ceremonies will begin with a Baccalaureate Mass at 10 a.m. held inside the Wellness Center, open to all students, families and visitors of all faiths.

The Undergraduate Ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m.  The guest speaker will be Father Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world.  GCU will bestow a Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree.

The undergraduate student speaker will be Giayana Feliciano, immediate Past President of the Student Government Association Executive Board. She will earn a B.A. in Psychology.

The Graduate Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.  The guest speaker and honorary degree recipient will be Carol Stillwell, Owner and President of Stillwell-Hansen, Inc. a leader in data center infrastructure solutions.  GCU will bestow a Doctor of Business Administration honorary degree.

The graduate student speaker will be Jennifer DePietro, who will earn an M.S.  in Communication & Digital Marketing.

Please click here to read profiles of some of our outstanding 2023 graduates.

*This includes all students who earned their degrees during the 2022-2023 academic year.

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About Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University is a leading regional university that provides a transformative education, preparing students for ethical leadership and service in the Catholic Mercy tradition. Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. The university has a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women.

As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 1,900 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by Money.com and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings.

The main campus is in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students through its Center for Professional Studies, and at other locations, including GCU at Brookdale, GCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online degree and certificate programs.