Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the commencement address to graduates at Rowan University in southern New Jersey.
Friday’s graduation has been moved inside the gymnasium because of the threat of heavy rain. Tickets will be required because of limited seating.
Rowan also will bestow honorary degrees on Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney and state Sen. Donald Norcross.
Rowan officials say Sweeney and Norcross were instrumental in partnering the university in Glassboro in co-founding Cooper Medical School in 2009. Christie and the Democrats also championed legislation that designated Rowan as a comprehensive research school that could offer both D.O. and M.D. medical degrees.