Student Life

Graduation

Application for Diploma/Certificate

Students who anticipate completing their degree program in the current year must complete an Application for Diploma/Certificate. The dued ates for the application are as follows for each semester:

  • Graduating at the end of Fall semester?
    Application due October 1 and degree will be dated January 21.
  • Graduating at the end of Spring semester?
    Application due January 9 and degree will be dated the date of Rutgers Commencement in May.
  • Graduating at the end of Summer semester?
    Application due June 1 and degree will be dated October 1.

Commencement/Convocation

All Certificate, Masters’ and Doctoral students are eligible to participate in convocation and commencement exercises. Commencement is a University-wide event. All graduates are expected to attend unless excused for a legitimate reason. In addition to Commencement, graduates are invited to attend the School of Public Health Convocation. Student, faculty, staff and community partner awards are presented at this event. All those who earn degrees in the summer term (October 1st) are eligible to participate in convocation and commencement exercises the following May.

There is a fee for graduation whether or not a student participates in commencement. The graduation fee is $40.