Rutgers University Commencement

Thank you for making the 252nd Anniversary Commencement held at High Point Solutions Stadium on May 13, 2018, an amazing celebration. Heartfelt congratulations to our newest 12,961 Rutgers graduates.

Before a crowd of 32,500, Paypal CEO Dan Schulman encouraged the Rutgers’ Class of 2018 to help repair the world and take a stand for social justice during a time of unprecedented change. Read more about Schulman's address to Rutgers' largest graduating class. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, equitable health care advocate and president emerita and former CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, receives an honorary Doctor of Science degree.

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Rutgers University Commencement 2018

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Relive the moments: Watch the video of the 252nd Anniversary Commencement at High Point Solutions Stadium.

Rutgers University Alumni Association

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Commencement and Convocation Programs

View the 2018 Commencement program and school convocation program booklets.

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School Convocations

Schools hold convocations in the days surrounding Commencement with their own distinctive traditions including special speakers, ceremonies, and student citations. For dates, locations, and links to each convocations webpage, visit our School Convocations page.