University Commencement

Well Done!

2016 Rutgers University Commencement

After years of sacrifice and hard work, you are going to earn your degree—an important milestone. Heartfelt congratulations to the newest Rutgers graduates.

Pride and Hard Work

Meet a few of the outstanding members of the Class of 2016 as they reflect on their experiences and embark on a new stage in life.


Rutgers University–New Brunswick Commencement

Rutgers University Commencement

Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
The historic 250th Anniversary Commencement is now over, but you still can enjoy great moments from the ceremony including President Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, addressing the crowd of more than 50,000 at High Point Solutions Stadium on May 15, 2016.

View the photo gallery, the video archive of the ceremony, and transcript of the commencement address (PDF). Relive and share the event and download a special commemorative poster


Rutgers University–Newark Commencement

Rutgers University–NewarK commencement 

This ceremony is complete, but you can relive great moments from the ceremony held May 18, 2016, at Prudential Center in Newark including award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien's commencement address to more than 2,200 graduating students.

The event is highlighted in Rutgers Magazine (Spring 2016).  Also, see the article with photo highlights. View the Rutgers–Newark photo gallery.


Rutgers University–Camden Commencement

Rutgers University–CamdEN Commencement

You can enjoy great moments from the ceremonies held May 18 and 19, 2016 at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey. The School of Nursing keynote address was given by Wallena Gould, EdD, CRNA, founder of Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program and chief nurse anesthetist at Main Line Endoscopy Centers in Pennsylvania. Rutgers' School of Business–Camden welcomed keynote speaker Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, transformation director, Pick n Pay, South Africa and awarded Raymond Ackerman, South African equal rights advocate, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Sister Mary Scullion, cofounder of Project HOME, received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Rutgers Law School. Faculty of Arts and Sciences welcomed keynote speaker Lisa Ciaranca Kaplan, winner, 2015 Escalante-Gradillas Prize for Best in Education (known as the “best principal in the nation” award) and principal, Andrew Jackson School, Philadelphia.

Read the article with photo highlights View the Rutgers–Camden photo galleryThe event is featured in Rutgers Magazine (Spring 2016).