Graduation ceremonies at Rutgers have been suspended due to coronavirus. See President Barchi's note: https://president.rutgers.edu/important-update-courses-events-and-commencement
We hope to celebrate with our graduating students in a creative way this spring! Come back to this website in mid-April for an update.
If you are a SC&I undergraduate major or masters student with a 2020 degree - whether January, May, August, or October - this is the ceremony at which your name will be called and you will walk across the stage and be congratulated individually.
Undergraduate students: For information about ceremonies associated with your SAS, SEBS, or other Rutgers school, visit the Rutgers graduation website.
Masters students: The SC&I ceremony is the only one where your name will be called.
Doctoral students: You may participate in both the SC&I and SGS ceremonies. You will be hooded at both, although at the SC&I ceremony we will read your dissertation title and you will be hooded by your adviser. For more details about the SGS ceremony, visit the SGS website.
All students: Everyone is invited to the grand University Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17 at HighPoint.com Stadium! Check the University Commencement website for more information.
Neither guests nor graduates need tickets for the SC&I ceremony on Thursday, May 14 at the RAC.
Students do not need to RSVP if you are coming.
We have seating for as many guests as you want to bring.
The Louis Brown Athletic Center (known as the RAC) is at 83 Rockafeller Road in Piscataway, NJ, on the Rutgers-New Brunswick Livingston Campus.
Please note that Rutgers Police will be adding to Waze, Google maps, Apple maps, and TomTom, in real time on graduation days to note any road closures or other issues.
There will be plenty of signs to direct you once you are near campus.
If you are an undergraduate, you should purchase a gown based on your four-year Rutgers college (e.g., SAS, SEBS). You will wear a white hood for a B.A. degree.
If you are a graduate student, make sure you get a black cap and gown and the appropriate colored hood: for MCM it is silver; for MI it is lemon yellow; for Ph.D. it is a deep blue.
The Rutgers Bookstore will run a Graduate Fair during April at which regalia and other graduation accessories such as rings will be sold. You will also be able to get a portrait photograph taken.
Students who do not have a cap and gown may still participate in the SC&I ceremony.
University Commencement: See the University Commencement website for details.
We will stream our graduation ceremony live beginning just before 3 p.m. on May 14th. Check back after March for the link.
Flowers will be on sale at University Commencement and SC&I convocation. If you want to order in advance, during April go to the University Commencement site.
A photographer will take photos of every graduate who walks across the stage. The vendor, Island Photography, will email you shortly after the ceremony with a link so you can review and purchase your photos. Or, click here to register in advance to view your photo gallery. You can enter your own email and up to six emails of family and friends with whom you would like to share your photos. Images will be posted within 72 hours of the ceremony. Purchase is optional, of course.
Bachelors and masters students who will complete their requirements during Summer 2020 may participate in the May 2020 graduation ceremony. You should be registered for your summer classes before graduation.
If you are a May graduate and have one or two incomplete grades at the end of the semester, you can still participate in the convocation ceremony. Obviously you will not receive a diploma until all of your degree requirements have been completed successfully.