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Rutgers University Commencement

Thank you for joining us for the 254th Anniversary Commencement: A Virtual Celebration. Rutgers University celebrated the Class of 2020 graduates on Sunday, May 31, 2020. This special event included pre-recorded remarks from the president, commencement speaker, and other special guests, as well as the conferral of degrees.

Heartfelt congratulations to our newest Rutgers graduates.

Commencement Videos

Thank you to those who contributed to the creation of the 2020 University Commencement celebration. View a list of those credited.

Full University Commencement

Rutgers University 254th Commencement: A Virtual Celebration is available on YouTube. Watch the event in its entirety here.

Virtual Gathering

“What If”

Celebrating a President

President Barchi Welcome and Remarks

Honorary Degree Recipient Sandy J. Stewart

Honorary Degree Recipient/Commencement Speaker Lester Holt
Message recorded early May 2020

Conferring of Degrees

Graduates Celebrate

Senator Cory Booker

Senator Robert Menendez

Governor Philip Murphy

2020 Order of Exercises

WELCOME
“WHAT IF?”
BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S WELCOME
CELEBRATING A PRESIDENT
PRESIDENT’S GREETING
HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS
COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES AND CONFERRING OF DEGREES

Rutgers University Commencement Program Booklet

The official 254th Anniversary Commencement program booklet is available for download. 

Commemorative Invitation

thumbnail of the Virtual Commencement Invitation254th Anniversary Commencement Invitation [PDF] 

Download a copy of the commemorative invitation to share with your family and friends around the world. 

 

 

 

School Convocations

Schools hold convocations with their own distinctive traditions including special speakers, ceremonies, and student citations. Information for each school convocation is available on the School Convocation page