Convocation and Commencement

Celebrate the rigor, research, and marks you’ve made. At Rutgers, and beyond.


School of Graduate Studies Convocation

Convocation | Date and Time: TBD

Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC), Livingston Campus

This graduation ceremony is an intimate event where you will join your graduating class and faculty to receive individual recognition for your accomplishments. The Convocation will include the following festivities:

  • Your name will be read.
  • Your photograph will be taken.
  • Doctoral candidates will be honored on stage.
  • Light reception following the ceremony in the tent located in the grass field across from Henry’s Diner.

Convocation FAQ

From parking to logistics, find the answers to all your convocation and commencement related questions below.

The Convocation will be held in the Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC) on the Livingston Campus (see map), Date and Time TBD.

Yes. It will be available online.

Please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. to make certain you have time to get a photography card and find your place in line.

When you complete your Diploma Application, you are asked if you will be attending the School of Graduate Studies Convocation on May 17th at the RAC.

You may bring as many guests as you wish to the Convocation

Parking will be free and available near the Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC) in the Yellow Lot. Our Convocation does not require hangtags. Please note that (free) hangtags are required for Commencement on Sunday, May 19, 2019.

University Commencement

Sunday, May 15, 2022 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Graduating from Rutgers means enjoying a multi-part ceremony. University Commencement is a giant celebration with your fellow students from across the entire university and all three campuses. There, you will see your name scroll on the stadium’s digital ribbon board and enjoy special videos such as graduate shout-outs from family and friends, photo montages, and more. With thousands of guests saluting the culmination of your achievement, it will be a day you will never forget.

Learn More About University Commencement

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