University Commencement

Important Update on Commencement and Student Convocations

"All events scheduled at the University through the month of May are suspended. This will include some of our most wonderful celebrations, including Rutgers Day and commencements at all campuses. A final determination on whether or not commencements can be rescheduled to a later date will be made in the coming weeks. Canceling or postponing commencements will have no effect on our ability to confer degrees on our graduates."  President Robert Barchi, per March 17, 2020 update 

Please see the following Frequently Asked Questions and return to this site regularly to keep informed of the status of commencements and school convocations.

Is the Rutgers Bookstore Open?

Following the guidelines provided by the CDC and Federal Government, the Rutgers Barnes & Noble Bookstore locations in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick are currently closed to the public.  The bookstores will remain closed to the public until further notice.  Starting Monday, March 23rd, the Rutgers bookstores will continue to do business online. You may enjoy free shipping as you shop online for course materials, supplies, Rutgers clothing and gifts at the following websites.

New Brunswick: https://rutgers.bncollege.com/shop/rutgers/home
Email: am660@bncollege.com
Phone: 732-246-8448

Newark: https://newark-rutgers.bncollege.com/shop/rutgers-newark/home
Email: bksrutgersnewark@bncollege.com
Phone: 973-353-2227

Camden: https://universitydistrict.bncollege.com/shop/university-district/home
Email: sm8006@bncollege.com
Phone: 856-968-1200

 

With Commencement ceremonies suspended, can I get a refund on graduation regalia? 

For Rutgers–New Brunswick and RBHS:

Barnes and Noble and the regalia vendor, Oak Hall, have both agreed to issue refunds for regalia that was ordered for direct shipment to homes or for store pick-up.

For regalia orders that chose the ship to home option, contact Oak Hall, the regalia vendor, directly at webdept@oakhalli.com.
For regalia orders that chose the ship to store option, since the Governor of New Jersey has ordered all non-essential retail operations to close, all ship to store orders will now be canceled and refunds will be automatically processed. If you would still like to purchase regalia to be shipped to your home, please go to  rutgers.bncollege.com to process your order.

For Rutgers–Newark:

For undergraduates: Barnes and Noble and the regalia vendor, Oak Hall, have both agreed to issue refunds for regalia that was ordered for direct shipment to homes or for store pick-up.

For regalia orders that chose the ship to home option, contact Oak Hall, the regalia vendor, directly at webdept@oakhalli.com.
For regalia orders that chose the ship to store option, since the Governor of New Jersey has ordered all non-essential retail operations to close, all ship to store orders will now be canceled and refunds will be automatically processed. If you would still like to purchase regalia to be shipped to your home, please go to https://rutgersnewark.shopoakhalli.com/purchasewizard/Welcome to process your order.

For graduate students: because different graduate programs handle regalia in different ways, students should contact the bookstore regarding the availability of refunds: 973-353-2227 or bksrutgersnewark@bncollege.com.

For Rutgers–Camden:

Barnes and Noble and the regalia vendor, Herff Jones, have both agreed to issue refunds for regalia that was ordered for direct shipment to homes or for store pick-up.

For regalia orders that chose the ship to home option, contact Commencement Specialists, Herff Jones College Division, at 1-800-837-4235.
For regalia orders that chose the ship to store option, since the Governor of New Jersey has ordered all non-essential retail operations to close, all ship to store orders will now be canceled and refunds will be automatically processed. If you would still like to purchase regalia to be shipped to your home, please go to http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_RUTGERS to process your order.

I know Commencement is suspended, but I'd still like to have graduation regalia. Can I still order it? 

For graduates who would still like to order cap and gowns for your own celebrations, you may still order them and have them shipped to your home address.

Order regalia for:

Rutgers–New Brunswick and RBHS

Rutgers–Newark

Rutgers–Camden