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Graduation

Rutgers School of Public Health Convocation

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Convocation is the Rutgers School of Public Health’s annual graduation ceremony. This year, all graduates from the Class of 2020, the Class of 2021, and the Class of 2022 are invited to join us in-person at Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway, New Jersey, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

During this special ceremony, graduates will hear their name called, walk-across stage in front of their invited guests, and have their photo taken by a professional photographer. All Rutgers School of Public Health Newark and New Brunswick graduates from the following classes are invited:

  • Class of 2020 (October 2019, January 2020, May 2020),
  • Class of 2021 (October 2020, January 2021, and May 2021), and
  • Class of 2022 (October 2021, January 2022, May 2022)

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Arrive by: 8:30 a.m.

Ceremony Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Jersey Mike’s Arena (83 Rockafeller Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854)

Attire: All Class of 2020, Class of 2021, and Class of 2022 graduates who are on track to obtain their degree and who plan to participate in our school Convocation and/or university Commencement MUST wear academic regalia, which can only be purchased online from Oak Halli by April 22, 2022. Those in the Armed Forces must also wear academic regalia - military uniforms may be worn underneath academic gowns.

Purchase Regalia here

Invitations: Download a digital invitation here.

Tickets: Tickets are not required for guests of the Class of 2020, Class of 2021, and Class of 2022 to attend the Rutgers School of Public Health’s Convocation at Jersey Mike’s Arena. Graduates may invite as many guests as the like.

Livestream: The Rutgers School of Public Health’s Convocation will be livestreamed through the School’s official YouTube page. To access the live event on May 18, 2022, click here. Livestreaming will begin at 9:30 a.m. EST.

Parking: Ample parking will be available to graduates and their guests in the Green and Yellow Lots located behind Jersey Mike’s Arena. No parking pass or vehicle registration is required. If you or your guests require special parking, please email Student Affairs.

Lautenberg Speaker: André Sayegh, Mayor of the City of Paterson, New Jersey

Staying Social: Share graduation day highlights and celebratory events with us @RutgersSPH on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Flowers and T-Shirts: If family/friends would like to pre-order flowers or t-shirts for a graduate, go to Commencement Flowers, here. Flowers can be picked-up at Convocation.

Flowers and T-Shirts: If family/friends would like to pre-order flowers or t-shirts for a graduate, go to Commencement Flowers, here. Flowers can be picked-up at Convocation.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Affairs.

COVID- 19 Guidelines

The health and safety of the Rutgers University community remains our top priority. All in-person events are carried out in compliance with Rutgers University guidelines.

  • Graduates, faculty, staff, students, and guests ages five and older, will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within the last 72 hours and photo identification.
  • A physical copy or photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card or negative PCR test results will be required to attend any of the Rutgers School of Public Health’s graduation-related activities. Vaccinated individuals may also present their proof of vaccination through their Docket immunization records mobile application.
  • Graduates, faculty, staff, students, and guests ages five and older, who fail to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within the last 72 hours, will not be permitted to attend Rutgers School of Public Health graduation-related activities.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or have come in contact recently with anyone who has been infected with COVID-19, we kindly ask that you stay home.

All travelers, foreign or domestic, must adhere to the U.S. Department of State Travel Restrictions.

Additional Graduation-Related Events (ONLY for Class of 2022):

Rutgers School of Public Health Awards & Delta Omega Induction Ceremony

An opportunity to recognize Rutgers School of Public Health Class of 2022 students for their tremendous academic and service-related achievements, as well as, welcome new inductees to the Delta Omega Honor Society. Special registration will be required. This event is only open to invited individuals from the Class of 2022 (October 2021, January 2022, May 2022). Additional information coming soon.

May 18, 2022, Time TBD

Rutgers University – New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Commencement:

Join Rutgers University’s 256th Anniversary Commencement on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. President Jonathan Holloway will address the degree candidates and guests and confer degrees. The Rutgers University - New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Commencement is only open to the Class of 2022 (October 2021, January 2022, May 2022). Learn more here: https://commencement.rutgers.edu/

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Graduate Exit Survey

Take the Rutgers Schol of Public Health Graduate Exit Survey today!

The survey provides you with another opportunity to reflect on your experience as a student at the Rutgers School of Public Health and let us know how you feel the degree you obtained has prepared you for your future professional and academic career.

Your responses for this survey will be anonymous, but you will have an option to complete a follow-up non-anonymous component to inform us how you would like to remain engaged with the school as an alumnus and enter for a chance to win exclusive Rutgers School of Public Health swag bundles!

Commencement vs. Convocation

Commencement is the Rutgers University-wide graduation ceremony. Convocation is the Rutgers School of Public Health’s own graduation ceremony, where graduates are individually recognized for their achievements.

All students are required to submit a Graduation Application (regardless of whether or not a student participates in the graduation ceremonies).

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Affairs: studentaffairs@sph.rutgers.edu.