Congratulations Class of 2017!

Rutgers University Commencement

Thanks for making the 251st Anniversary Commencement held at High Point Solutions Stadium on May 14, 2017, an amazing celebration. Before an audience of about 45,000, musician, actor, and human rights activist Steven Van Zandt encouraged Rutgers’ Class of 2017 to reach for nothing less than greatness. Read more.

Heartfelt congratulations to our newest Rutgers graduates.

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Rutgers' 251st Anniversary Commencement (2017)

Watch Our Videos

Relive the moments. Watch videos of the event online.

Commencement and Convocation Programs

View the 2017 Commencement program and school convocation program booklets.

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School Convocations

Schools hold convocations in the days surrounding Commencement with their own distinctive traditions including special speakers, ceremonies, and student citations. For dates, locations, and links to each convocations webpage, visit our School Convocations page.