Rutgers University Commencement

Graduating Students

Congratulations, graduates. Your hard work has paid off. Be sure to invite your family and friends to celebrate with you and our community from Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

Rutgers University Commencement

Celebrate your achievement during the 250th Anniversary Commencement on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. in High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. 

At this much anticipated ceremony for graduating students of Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, the president of the university will confer all undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded throughout the academic year.

Special Commencement parking hangtags are required to park on campus on Sunday, May 15. See our Parking & Getting Around section for more information.

School Convocations

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 convocation guests. Keep checking back. 


Sharing the news of your upcoming graduation with friends and family is very exciting.  We'll be making this easier for you by providing downloadable PDF announcements. Check back in the spring for your school's announcement.

Academic Regalia

Please check back in the January for more information on purchasing your cap and gown for Commencement.


Graduating students must register online to receive a free parking hangtag. Registration for students will begin on Monday, March 21, and parking is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit Parking Guidelines for more information. 

Mark the Moment

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 and purchase them directly from the vendor.

Check with your school to determine if you have any additional school-specific photo opportunities.