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Congratulations to the Class of 2023! Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2023 at SHI Stadium. 

  • The Ceremonies

    Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Commencement, the big celebration for students receiving all degree types—undergraduate, graduate, and professional, is held in May of each year.

    School convocations are ceremonies with their own distinct traditions, including individual recognition of each graduate.

    Watch our interactive video on the differences between Commencement and School Convocations. 

    Rutgers–Newark and Rutgers–Camden each host commencement festivities at their respective locations.

    Ticket Information

    Tickets are not required to attend Commencement. 

  • Eligibility

    Rutgers University hosts graduation ceremonies in May only. Eligibility to participate in the May 14, 2023 RU–NB & RBHS Commencement and convocations varies by school. Check with your school for information regarding eligibility. Students must also have been cleared of all financial obligations.

    Please contact the Undergraduate Registrar’s Office with any questions. Please note that completion of a diploma application does not imply that graduation requirements have been met.

  • Rutgers University strives for our campus experiences to be universally designed and useable by all people to the extent possible. If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Commencement Office at commencement@rutgers.edu or call (848) 932-2496 by May 1, 2023.

    If you need an accommodation for Commencement, please provide the name of the event; the date; and the accommodation required in your correspondence to the event organizer.

    Rutgers University complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination, equal opportunity, affirmative action, and providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.

  • The health and safety of the Rutgers University community remains our top priority. We ensure that all in-person events are carried out in a manner that complies with CDCNew Jersey Department of Health, and Rutgers University guidelines

    If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or have come in contact recently with anyone who has been infected with COVID-19, we kindly ask that you stay home.

    All travelers, foreign or domestic, must adhere to the U.S. Department of State Travel Restrictions.

    Please continue to check the event website for the most up-to-date information.

  • For graduation requirements, please contact your school’s dean’s office. For RU–NB & RBHS Commencement information, please review this website, send an email to commencement@rutgers.edu, or call 848-932-2469.

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