Student Life

Graduation

Graduation Application

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 who earn degrees in the summer term (October 1st) are eligible to participate in convocation and commencement exercises the following May. All academic requirements must be completed before a student participates in convocation and commencement.

Commencement is the Rutgers University-wide graduation ceremony held at High Point Solutions stadium! Convocation is the Rutgers School of Public Health graduation ceremony. All Rutgers School of Public Health graduates (Newark and New Brunswick) may participate in this ceremony. More information, including ticketing, parking, and academic attire, can be found below.

All students are required to submit a Graduation Application with a $40 graduation fee (regardless of whether or not a student participates in the graduation ceremonies).

2019 Commencement

Commencement is the Rutgers University-wide graduation ceremony at the stadium! Students are encouraged to participate in this momentous event where their name will scroll on the stadium ribbon board and enjoy special videos such as graduate shout-outs to family and friends, photo montages, and more! All Rutgers School of Public Health graduates (Newark and New Brunswick) may participate in this ceremony. Additional information on the 2019 Commencement Ceremony can be found here.

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: TBD

Location: High Point Solutions Stadium (Piscataway)

Attire: All Class of 2019 graduates who are on track to obtain their degree and who plan to participate in University Commencement and our School Convocation on May MUST order and purchase their regalia from Oakhalli by April 23, 2019. All graduating students are required to wear academic regalia during the University Commencement and our School's Convocation ceremonies. Those in the Armed Forces must also wear academic regalia. Military uniforms may be worn underneath academic gowns.

Invitations: You may invite as many guests as you like and tickets are not required for University Commencement in High Point Solutions.

Parking: Beginning March 19, 2019 graduating students may register for up to two free parking hangtags for themselves and their guests here. Students are encouraged to register early. Parking is assigned by parking zones on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking hangtags will be mailed by early May to the address provided during parking hangtag registration. Registration for two free parking hangtag ends April 16, 2018. Transportation Services for use during the year will not be valid for parking on campuses in Piscataway and New Brunswick on Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Staying Social: To stay updated on Commencement news, follow @RUCommencement on Twitter or Official Rutgers University Commencement on Facebook.

Flowers and T-Shirts: If family/friends would like to pre-order flowers or t-shirts for a graduate, go to Commencement Flowers, www.commencementflowers.com/index.php/Rutgers. Flowers are able to be picked-up at Commencement or Convocation depending on your preference.

2019 Convocation

Convocation is the Rutgers School of Public Health graduation ceremony. During this special ceremony, will hear their name called and walk-across stage in front of their invited guests. Doctoral students will be hooded by their mentors. All Rutgers School of Public Health graduates (Newark and New Brunswick) are strongly encouraged to participate in this ceremony.

Date: Friday, May 17, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Doors open at 4:15 PM.

Location: Nicholas Music Center (85 George Street, Douglass Campus, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901)

Attire: All Class of 2019 graduates who are on track to obtain their degree and who plan to participate in University Commencement and our School Convocation on May MUST order and purchase their regalia from Oakhalli by April 23, 2019. All graduating students are required to wear academic regalia during the University Commencement and our School's Convocation ceremonies. Those in the Armed Forces must also wear academic regalia. Military uniforms may be worn underneath academic gowns.

Invitations: Class of 2019 graduates will receive five printed commemorative invitations to the School's Convocation ceremony. Extra tickets will be available for purchase through your Office of Student Affairs.

Parking: No registration or special permitting is required for graduating student and guest parking. Parking will be available in lots 79 and 79A to the left of the venue.

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, www.commencementflowers.com/index.php/Rutgers. Flowers are able to be picked-up at Commencement or Convocation depending on your preference.