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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 online by April 17 for ship to home. Allow three weeks for shipping.

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 is open. Early registration is recommended.

Shout Out Filming

Shout Outs are a fun way to say thank you to the people that have supported you throughout your college career—it will appear on the stadium video board at Commencement!

Join us:

Grad Fair

  • April 5, noon–4 p.m.
  • 106 Somerset Street, Next to Barnes & Noble, 4th Floor, New Brunswick

Hot Dog Day

  • April 26, 2–5 p.m.
  • Graduate Student Lounge, College Avenue Student Center

Rutgers Day

  • April 29, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Scott Hall on Voorhees Mall, College Avenue Campus
Scarlet Knight Filming Shout Out

Grad Fair

Grad Fair will take place, April 5 and 6, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at Rutgers. Caps and gowns will be available for purchase. Visit with representative and see a selection of class rings, personalized announcements, diploma frames, and much more. 

Stop by 106 Somerset Street, right next to Barnes & Noble, and head to the 4th floor anytime 12 p.m.-4p.m., to record your Shout Out! It will be featured on the video board in the stadium at Commencement!

Barnes and Noble bookstore

Ambassadors & Marshals

Alumni, students, staff, faculty, and other members of the Rutgers community are invited to volunteer for Commencement! Sign up for one of two key roles as an Ambassador or Marshal. Both volunteer opportunities are very rewarding and all faculty or staff are encouraged to register. Visit the Ambassadors & Marshals page for more information on the roles and to register.

female volunteer with books in her hand