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.


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)

Commencement Speaker: Steven Van Zandt, legendary musician, actor, and human rights activist
This year's ceremony falls on Mother's Day, making the day extra special. To access parking lots on our campuses in the New Brunswick and Piscataway area on May 14, graduating students and guests must display Commencement parking hangtags. See our Parking Guidelines for more information. Individual schools and colleges will hold convocations on the day of or surrounding Commencement.


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.