Want to find out more about Rutgers University Commencement to be held on Sunday, May 16, 2021? The answers to your questions and more can be found below.

Ceremonies: Rutgers University Commencement and School Convocations

Rutgers University Commencement is the big celebration for students receiving all Rutgers degrees—undergraduate, graduate, and professional—from schools at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS). School convocations are ceremonies with their own distinct traditions, including individual recognition of each graduate.

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


Rutgers University hosts graduation ceremonies in May only. Eligibility to participate in May 2021 Rutgers University 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.

Graduate Information

Academic Attire

Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)-affiliated students will be able to purchase regalia—cap, gown, tassel, and academic hood—from the university bookstore, Barnes & Noble at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. All regalia will be ship-to-home and must be ordered at least three weeks prior to desired delivery date. Regalia may be returned unopened within 30 days to receive a refund less the shipping amount. All returned items must be unopened and in their original packaging.

Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

Senior Portraits

Lors Photography is offering Senior Portrait Sessions at three remote off-campus locations in New Jersey (New Brunswick, Mount Laurel, and Toms River). Seniors were sent an email from Lors on Monday, January 18 with details and links to book your portrait session. 

This email was sent by Lors to the email address on file with the registrar's office. If you did not receive an email, please email customerservice@lorsstudio.com or call 908-964-3040.

Additional Questions?

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