University Commencement

2019 Commencement graphicAfter years of sacrifice and hard work, you are going to earn your degree—an important milestone.

It's time to celebrate this very significant accomplishment. Be sure to join the graduation festivities, in recognition of your achievement, as proud family, friends, faculty, and staff cheer you on. 

We look forward to saluting the culmination of your achievement.

Rutgers University–New Brunswick and RBHS CommencementRutgers University Commencement

Enjoy great moments from the 253rd Anniversary Commencement held May 19, 2019, at Stadium in Piscataway. Let us know about your experience attending the ceremony and take our survey. See highlights of the ceremony.



Rutgers University–Newark CommencementRutgers University–Newark Commencement

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
9 a.m.

Prudential Center
Newark, New Jersey

We look forward to seeing you for Commencement and school ceremonies.

Commencement Speaker: Dorothy Roberts, a global scholar, law professor, and social justice activist, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree and will also deliver the Rutgers University–Newark keynote address.

Rutgers University–Camden Commencement

Rutgers University–Camden commencement

Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23, 2019
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, New Jersey

Join us in recognizing the accomplishments of our graduating students at Commencement and school ceremonies.

Commencement Ceremony Speakers:

College of Arts and Sciences and University College: Patrick Harker, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Rutgers Law School: Neal Katyal, partner at Hogan Lovells and former Acting U.S. Solicitor General, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree and will also deliver the keynote address to Rutgers Law School Class of 2019.

A Surprise for Professors

Many students have a story about a professor who touched their lives and helped shape their future while in college.
But how many get to say thank you? We gave some Rutgers students a chance to surprise their professors and show their appreciation.