School of Communication and Information Graduation 2021

Graduation LIVE Link
The virtual graduation website link is live and will remain available through Fall 2021 so you can watch and re-watch our graduation ceremonies!

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Post your graduation pictures to Twitter tagging us @RutgersCommInfo and using the hashtag: #SCIConvocation2021

The Ceremony

Like all schools at Rutgers, SC&I is planning a virtual graduation celebration for all of our graduates. 

The SC&I graduation video and website will be available on May 13 at 9:30 a.m. and for many months afterward, so you can watch it with your family and then again with your friends.  Doctoral students:  Please note we will also have a live remote ceremony at 11:00 am that day for you.

Click here to see the graduation program that is being mailed home.

  • We’ll be running a graduation video for each group of students at SC&I, and that graduation will include a moment when someone calls your name and recognizes you individually.  You will not miss the thrill of hearing your name called at your graduation.
  • You will have a personal slide on which you can put your photo and a message, and that slide will be part of the ceremony and be shown as your name is called.
  •  We’ll have a virtual photo booth that has backgrounds from around Rutgers and around SC&I, so you can place your photo on all of the backgrounds of your choice.  You can use these any way you want, including as your official photo for the ceremony itself. University backgrounds: SC&I backgrounds:
  • We hope you will organize watch parties of graduation with your family and friends at times that are convenient for you, and share pictures of your video chat with everyone via social media.  You’ll also be able to share your personal slide from graduation on social media. Use our hashtag: #SCIConvocation2021
  • We will be mailing home to you a graduation gift from SC&I.

We know you want to celebrate and we want to celebrate with you!

We will be emailing all graduates to invite you to upload a photo and personal message to your individual slide that will play during our graduation ceremony.

Other Ceremonies at the University

In addition to the SC&I ceremony, students who are also affiliated with other schools at Rutgers will be able to participate in those schools' ceremonies as well.  You should receive an email from every school with which you are affiliated, inviting you to add a photo and message to your personal slide that will play during all ceremonies.

University Commencement for all Rutgers graduates will be virtual beginning Sunday, May 16.


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All Rutgers graduation ceremonies will be fully accessible so everyone can enjoy them!

Let Us Know What's Next for You

If you have not yet filled out Rutgers' survey about your post-graduation plans, please take a minute right now to complete it.

For More Information

We’ll be sending out more details over the next weeks, so keep an eye out on your email and come back to this information page.