Convocation and Commencement



Information about the 2018 School of Graduate Studies Convocation will be posted this Fall 2017



Commencement/Convocation 2017
Graduate SchoolNew Brunswick Convocation
Friday, May 12, 2017 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m
Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC), Livingston Campus

This must-attend graduation ceremony is an intimate event, where you’ll join with your graduating class and faculty to receive individual recognition. The Convocation will include the following festivities:

  • Your name will be read.
  • Your photograph will be taken.
  • Doctoral candidates will be hooded and receive their degrees.
  • You will celebrate with the students, faculty, and staff who have been alongside you during your studies.
  • A light reception will follow the ceremony in the tent located in the Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC) parking lot.

For information about purchasing academic regalia, please contact the Rutgers University Bookstore at 732-246-8448.

For those who could not attend, a video of the ceremony is available.

Still have questions? Consult our Frequently Asked Questions.


University Commencement
Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
High Point Solutions Stadium, Busch Campus

Graduating from Rutgers means enjoying a multi-part ceremony. University Commencement, is a giant celebration with your fellow students from across the entire university and all three campuses. There, you will see your name scroll on the stadium's digital ribbon board and enjoy special videos such as graduate shout-outs to family and friends, photo montages, and more. With thousands of guests saluting the culmination of your achievement, it will be a day you will never forget.

Learn more about University Commencement.


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