SGS Master's Degree Celebration

Celebration for October 2019-May 2021 Graduates



Master's Degree Celebration

Celebration | Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 3:00PM (Doors open at 2:00PM)

Event is for October 2019 - May 2021 Graduates 

Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC), Livingston Campus

The celebration for the School of Graduate Studies Master's Graduates will be on Thursday, October 21, 2021.

Graduates should arrive by 2:15 pm, and the celebration will begin at 3:00pm, at the Rutgers Athletic Center (the RAC), Livingston Campus, Piscataway.

Our celebration will focus on recognizing our graduating students individually. 

To learn about all of the other events happening over the weekend of October 21 to 25, visit

You Must Register By October 1 In Order To Attend!

You are eligible to participate if:

  • You were a graduate who had a School of Graduate Studies Master's degree and you graduated between October 2019 and May 2021
  • You were a School of Graduate Studies Master’s student from Newark who Graduated between August 2019 and August 2021.
  • School of Graduate Studies Master's Degrees include:
    • Master of Arts
    • Master of Science
    • Master of Engineering
    • Master of Arts for Teachers
    • Master of Science for Teachers
    • Master of Landscape Architecture
    • Master of Business and Science
    • Master of Biomedical Science

To participate, you must register by September 15 by submitting your information at


If you want to wear regalia to this event, you can purchase your Rutgers-New Brunswick regalia before October 1. Visit the Rutgers bookstore website for more information.

If you prefer not to wear regalia, we ask you to dress in business attire to cross the stage.


As you approach the RAC from Suttons Lane or Avenue E, parking attendants will direct you to nearby parking.

Handicapped parking is available in the Green and Yellow Lots.  There are handicapped spaces in the Green Lot alongside the RAC and a ramp to walk down to the arena. You can also drop off guests in the circle in front of the RAC if necessary, but the driver will then have to go park the car.

Bringing Guests

When you register to attend, you will be asked how many guests you expect to attend with you.  Please keep in mind we cannot guarantee how many guests you can bring until after October 1.  We will follow the latest safety guidelines at this event.

Everyone Can Watch You Via Livestream

Our celebration will be livestreamed so anyone can watch:

Masks, Distancing, And Covid Protocols

We will be following all state and university safety guidelines during this event.  As of now, that means everyone must wear a mask, so be sure to bring yours.  We will call your name and you will walk across the stage, but there will be no hand shaking on stage.

Other Logistics At The RAC

Please limit the bags you and your guests bring to the event.  There will be security to get in, and all bags will be checked.

Only drinks will be available for sale in the RAC during the event.

Professional Photography

A photographer will take photos of everyone who walks across the stage. The vendor we are using is Gradimages. Please check back for more information.


The RAC is accessible so everyone can enjoy the event.

If you are a graduate with an accessibility issue, please contact Barbara Sirman.