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Steps to Commencement

Congratulations Class of 2023

Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Commencement will be held Sunday, May 14, 2023. 

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  • Stay in communication with your school. 

    • Rutgers University­–New Brunswick Students: Log in to Degree Navigator, or other degree auditing tools, to ensure you are on track to complete your degree. If you notice any discrepancies, please contact your academic adviser immediately.
    • Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Schools Students: Contact your dean’s office directly for graduation requirements.

    Complete the Online Diploma Application and confirm your graduation date. 

    • Rutgers–New Brunswick Students: You must complete an Online Diploma Application with the Office of the Registrar. Confirm the name you would like displayed on your diploma and the correct permanent mailing address is on file so that you receive your diploma after graduation. Diploma's are mailed from the Office of the Registrar two to three months after Commencement.
    • Confirm that you are classified to complete your degree during the correct month and year.

    Mid-year degree recipients can attend the RU–NB & RBHS Commencement ceremony 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-based convocations and Commencement events. This may vary by school. Contact your school directly with questions.

  • Parking registration for the 257th Anniversary Commencement will open March 2023.

  • All financial obligations to the university must be cleared before you can receive your diploma.

  • Academic regalia sales for the 257th Anniversary Commencement will open in February 2023.

  • No tickets are needed for Commencement! 

    • Download and share the Commencement Save the Date with family and friends.
    • The official Commencement Invitation will be available in the Spring of 2023.
    • Personalized announcements may be ordered through Herff Jones, Inc.
  • Share Your Next Steps: Complete the Career Services survey about your post-graduation plans for your chance to be entered into a raffle to win your choice of Apple Air Pods or a $100 Amazon gift card!

  • Detailed information for attending the 257th Anniversary Commencement will be available in the Spring of 2023.

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