University Commencement

2017 Rutgers University CommencementAfter years of sacrifice and hard work, you have earned your degree—an important milestone.

We were delighted to see so many proud family, friends, faculty, and staff during this year's graduation ceremonies in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick.

Congratulations to all of our graduates and welcome to the Rutgers Alumni family.

Pride and Hard Work

Meet a few of the outstanding members of the Class of 2017 as they reflect on their experiences and embark on their new stage in life.

Rutgers University–New Brunswick CommencementRutgers University Commencement

Enjoy great moments from the 251st Anniversary Commencement held May 14, 2017, at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. Musician, actor, and human rights activist Steven Van Zandt gave the Commencement Address before an audience of about 45,000. See highlights of the ceremony.



Rutgers University–Newark CommencementRutgers University–Newark Commencement

This ceremony is complete, but you can relive great moments from the ceremony held May 17, 2017, at Prudential Center in Newark including Eboo Patel's, executive director of Interfaith Youth Council, commencement address to Rutgers University–Newark graduating students. See the photos.



Rutgers University–Camden Commencement

Rutgers University–Camden commencement

You can enjoy great moments from the ceremonies on May 17 and May 18 at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey. Keynote speakers for each ceremony were:

The College of Arts and Sciences University College: Carla D. Hayden, the first woman and African American to serve as the U.S. Librarian of Congress

The Graduate School: Sherman Leis, D.O., CCAS’63, professor and chair of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

School of Nursing: Marcel Pop, Ph.D, M.Sc., B.Sc., director of the Directorate of International Relations at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary

School of Law: James J. Sandmanpresident of the Legal Services Corporation

School of Business:  Steven Selfridge SBC’79, president of Government Services, a Day & Zimmermann Company

See photos from the ceremonies.