Graduating students celebrating their accomplishment

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 249th Anniversary Commencement on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 12:30 p.m. in High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. 

At this much anticipated ceremony, the president of the university will confer all undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded throughout the academic year to students in the schools of Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. 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 17. 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. For the date and location of your school's convocation, visit:

Some school convocations require tickets. Please check with your dean's office for further information.


There is no limit on the number of guests you can invite to Rutgers University Commencement. Your school will provide you with printed commemorative invitations in March.

Check back here in the spring for downloadable PDF invitations.

Academic Regalia

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.

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 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.