Convocation and Commencement

School of Graduate Studies Convocation

On February 11th, President Jonathan Holloway announced that all 2021 commencement ceremonies are to be held virtually, rather than in-person. To read President Holloway's remarks, click here.

To celebrate the achievements of the class of 2021, we invite graduates participate in our Virtual Convocation Celebration which will be digitally available on May 14, 2021. With the help of StageClip, graduates will be individually recognized through text, photo and video content that may be easily shared with your family, friends, professors, and mentors.

On April 16th, eligible graduates will receive a message from StageClip with instructions on the various ways you may participate by submitting brief videos, thank you messages, and your photo. StageClip will contact graduates using the email address provided on the Online Diploma Application. Our hope is that you will take advantage of this exciting opportunity to celebrate your scholarly achievements.

If you have questions please contact If you have questions and your program is located on the Rutgers-Newark Health Science Campus, please contact

To watch the 2020 virtual ceremony, click here.


Celebrate with our Photobooth

Click here to use the School of Graduate Studies' virtual photobooth to celebrate your achievement! Virtually place a photo of yourself on campus using one of the campus backgrounds.


2021 Convocation FAQ's

1. Who do I contact if I need help uploading content to StageClip?

    Students should contact StageClip's support team directly, using this link.

2. How will StageClip contact graduates with the invitation to participate?

    StageClip will use the email address provided on graduate's Onine Diploma Application.

2. What is the dress code for graduate's video submission?

    Business casual attire is appropriate and/or regalia.

3. How long do graduates have to submit content to StageClip?

    The graduate portal is open from April 19th - May 7th.

4. Is regalia available for purchase or rental?

    Regalia is available for purchase through Barnes & Noble at Rutgers.

5. Is the ceremony live?

    No, the ceremony will be prerecorded and digitally available on May 14th, 2021.