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Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Commencement 

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

Graduates, family, friends, and fellow students from Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences are invited to join the 257th Anniversary Commencement on Sunday, May 14, 2023.  President Jonathan Holloway will preside over the ceremony and formally confer the degrees of graduates and honorary degree recipients. 

Graduation also includes your school's convocation, held on or in the days surrounding Commencement. During your school's convocation, you'll join your graduating class and receive individual recognition. Be sure to check with your school regarding information for convocations.

We invite students from the schools affiliated with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and their guests to attend both events. 

Purchase Academic Regalia

Academic regalia – consisting of cap, gown, and hood – is required to be worn by graduates planning on attending Commencement and school convocations. Regalia is available through Barnes and Noble at Rutgers.
Visit Steps to Commencement for more information!

Rutgers–New Brunswick and RBHS graduates: Order by February 28 for the early bird discount.

Commencement and Convocation Ceremonies

Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences hold Commencement and school-based Convocation ceremonies once a year, in May. Most students who expect to receive degrees in October 2022, January 2023, May 2023, or August 2023 are eligible to participate in the May 2023 school convocation and Commencement events, but it varies by school. Contact your school directly if you have questions.

SAS Convocation at JMA Grads standing as dean and school gonfalon enter the arena floor

Steps to Commencement

Class of 2023! Follow the Steps to Commencement for all your Commencement needs, all in one place.

Did you know? Mid-year degree recipients are invited to attend the 257th Commencement ceremony on May 14, 2023 at SHI Stadium.

Steps to Commencement


Graduates and guests with disabilities or those requiring other accommodations for Commencement will find information on special-needs parking, seating, alternative viewing options and more on the Accessibility page

Special Needs Parking Registration will open in February 2023. Early registration is recommended.

Save the Date!

The 257th Commencement ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 10 a.m. at SHI Stadium. We are so excited to honor you and the entire remarkable Class of 2023!

2023 Commencement Save the Date May 14, 2023 SHI Stadium