School of Communication and Information Graduation Convocation 2020

Virtual and Live Graduation Ceremonies for 2020 Graduates

All in-person graduation ceremonies during spring 2020 have been suspended due to the coronavirus.  (

But we will celebrate with our graduates in two ways!

Virtual Ceremonies

On May 28, visit our virtual graduation site after 9:00 a.m. at 
This site will be available to you through the summer to enjoy and revisit.

Every graduate will be individually recognized on this site with a personalized slide that has your name and degree information, and when you click on your slide, you will hear your name called.  In addition, there will be videos of Dean Jonathan Potter and other faculty and staff wishing you congratulations on earning your degree, and messages from your peers.

We are mailing the graduation booklet home to all students during May.

Ph.D. graduates will participate in a synchronous ceremony on May 28 at 10:30 a.m.  If you wish to participate in this live event, please email Karen Novick at

Rutgers is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. If you are in need of a disability related accommodation for this virtual event, please contact the Rutgers Access and Disability Resources office by email at or Karen Novick at

In-person Graduation Convocation to be held during next year

Our students have let us know clearly that you want us to hold a live graduation event for you when safety standards permit. We will contact you when we know a date for this event.



Your Rutgers diploma will be mailed to you at the address you gave the Register when you completed the Online Diploma Application during your last semester of classes. It takes about six weeks for the diploma to be sent to you.