A group of Rutgers Graduates

Rutgers University Commencement

Plan for a special day by joining us for the 252nd Anniversary Commencement on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 10 a.m. at High Point Solutions Stadium at Rutgers–New Brunswick on the Busch Campus. This year's event is particularly special with the event falling on Mother's Day.

Be sure to enjoy the festivities with your family, friends, and fellow students from Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Remember, graduation is made up of two great events: University Commencement and your school's convocation. During the big Commencement celebration at the stadium, you'll see your name scroll on the stadium ribbon board and enjoy special videos such as graduate shout-outs to family and friends, photo montages, and more. With thousands of guests saluting the culmination of your achievement, it will be a day you will never forget. You may invite as many guests as you like and tickets are not required for University Commencement in High Point Solutions Stadium. Don’t miss it.

Dan Schulman

Rutgers is proud to welcome our 252nd Anniversary Commencement Speaker Dan Schulman, president and chief executive officer of PayPal, who will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.

The university is also honored to bestow an honorary doctor of science degree upon Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, health care advocate and former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation CEO.

Commencement Parking

To park on campus on Sunday, May 13, Commencement Parking Hangtags are required. Hangtags are available for purchase through April 30 at 10 a.m. Note that parking permits issued by Rutgers Department of Transportation Services for use during the year will not be valid for parking on campuses in Piscataway and New Brunswick on Sunday, May 13. Visit our Parking Guidelines page for details.

School Convocations

Your other must-attend ceremony is a smaller convocation where you’ll join with your graduating class and receive individual recognition. Held in the days surrounding Rutgers University Commencement, each school convocation event has its own distinctive traditions including special speakers, ceremonies, and student citations. Check with your individual school's dean's office and our School Convocations page for details.

Ceremonies in Newark and Camden

Students graduating from the schools affiliated with Rutgers University–Newark and Rutgers University–Camden will celebrate Commencement at their respective locations.