University Commencement

2017 Rutgers University CommencementAfter years of sacrifice and hard work, you are going to earn your degree—an important milestone.

It’s time to celebrate this very significant accomplishment. Be sure to join the graduation festivities, in recognition of your achievement, as proud family, friends, faculty, and staff cheer you on.

Best wishes for a great academic year. We look forward to saluting the culmination of your achievement in May. Please keep checking back as additional ceremony details become available.


Rutgers University–New Brunswick CommencementRutgers University Commencement

Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Sunday, May 14, 2017, at 10 a.m.
High Point Solutions Stadium
Busch Campus
Piscataway, New Jersey
(Rain or shine)

Join your fellow students as we celebrate our graduates. This year's ceremony falls on Mother's Day, making the day extra special. Individual schools and colleges will hold convocations on the day of or in the days surrounding Commencement. Commencement parking hangtags are required to park on campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway on May 14. Graduating students must register online by April 16 for up to two free Commencement parking hangtags for themselves and their guests and are encouraged to do so early. See our Parking Guidelines to register and for more information.

Commencement Speaker: Steven Van Zandt, legendary musician, actor, and human rights activist


Rutgers University–Newark CommencementRutgers University–Newark Commencement

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 9 a.m.
Prudential Center
Newark, New Jersey

We look forward to seeing you for Commencement and school convocations. Learn more.

Commencement Speaker: Eboo Patel, chief executive officer of Interfaith Youth Core, a global nonprofit organization focused on training and increasing the capacity of interfaith leadership in higher education


Rutgers University–Camden Commencement

Rutgers University–Camden commencement

Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18, 2017
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, New Jersey

Join us in recognizing the accomplishments of our graduating students. Learn more.

Commencement Speaker: Carla D. Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to serve as the U.S. Librarian of Congress.