A Look Back: The 250th Anniversary Commencement
The 250th Anniversary Commencement, held May 15, 2016, was an amazing and historic celebration. Rutgers President Robert Barchi conferred degrees upon some 12,000 graduates. Marking Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary, President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, delivered the commencement address. Greeting more than 50,000 guests, he challenged graduates to work globally to solve problems and not build walls and to be civically engaged—"to be a citizen, full time."
Check out highlights from last year's ceremony:
- Commencement Speaker Biography
(Read a transcript of the commencement address. [PDF] )
- Photo Galleries
- A Collection of Social Media Posts on Storify
- University Commencement Program Booklet and School Convocation Programs
- See more highlights and download a commemorative poster from Rutgers' 250th Anniversary website.