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Congratulations, graduates. Your hard work has paid off. Be sure to invite your family and friends to celebrate with you and the entire Rutgers community.
Celebrate your achievement with the entire Rutgers community at the 247th Anniversary Commencement on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. in High Point Solutions Stadium on the New Brunswick Campus.
At this much anticipated universitywide ceremony, the president of the university will confer all undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded throughout the academic year. Learn more about what to expect during Commencement.
You may invite as many guests as you like, and tickets are not required. However, special Commencement parking hangtags are required to park on campus on Sunday, May 19. See our Parking & Getting Around section for more information.
We are proud to have The Honorable Virginia Long, Rutgers School of Law–Newark alumna and retired Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court give this year’s Commencement Address.
Schools also hold convocations with their own distinctive traditions where you will receive individual recognition. Check with your individual school's dean's office for further details and information on tickets or limits on guests.
There is no limit on the number of guests you can invite to University Commencement. Your school will provide you with six printed commemorative invitations in late-March, but you can also download electronic invitations now.
Visit Academic Regalia for detailed information on where to place your order.
Graduating students must register to receive up to two free parking hangtags for themselves and their families or guests. Visit Parking Guidelines for more information.
You can have professional photos taken outside the stadium before and after the ceremony. Following Commencement, you will be able to view the photos online through the GradImages website and purchase them directly from the vendor.
Check with your school to determine if you have any additional school-specific photo opportunities.