Information for Faculty, Staff and Volunteers

Volunteers, Faculty & Staff

Take part in something special. Gather with other members of the Rutgers community to celebrate our newest graduates at the 252nd Anniversary Commencement in High Point Solutions Stadium on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. and tickets are not required to attend the ceremony at the stadium.

Dan Schulman

Rutgers is proud to welcome our 252nd Anniversary Commencement Speaker Dan Schulman, president and chief executive officer of PayPal, who will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.

The university is also honored to bestow an honorary doctor of science degree upon Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, health care advocate and former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation CEO.

Volunteer Ambassadors and Marshals

Volunteering as an Ambassador or Marshal can be very rewarding and all faculty and staff who are not participating in the ceremony are encouraged to sign up for one of these two key roles.

Volunteer ambassadors can select from a variety of offered positions. There are some ambassadors that are required to set up the stadium in advance. Others will participate on the day of Commencement. A choice of selections is offered, which the planning team will select and coordinate the best choice available.  Training will be provided.

Commencement Marshals assist with guiding the academic procession in an orderly, dignified line to their designated seating areas.  All Commencement Marshals are required to wear regalia, which will be provided, unless the marshal has their own. Training will be provided.

For more information on registering for a role and the training dates, visit the Instructions for Volunteer Ambassadors and Marshals page.

Faculty and Staff

Academic Regalia

All those who plan to participate in the academic procession and/or in the ceremony on the field are required to wear appropriate academic regalia at University Commencement and school convocations. When registering, marshals can access the Barnes & Noble at Rutgers bookstore survey to begin the regalia rental process.

Faculty and staff who register to be Commencement Marshals may place regalia rental orders through Barnes & Noble at Rutgers:

Parking for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff parking registration is now closed.

If you are driving to campus to attend University Commencement, convocations, receptions, or to work on Sunday, May 13, you will need a special Commencement parking hangtag for your vehicle. Your parking permit issued by the Department of Transportation Services will not be valid on this day. Parking is available on the Busch, Livingston, and College Avenue campuses. Complimentary shuttles between Busch and the other campuses will run continuously from 7 a.m. into the afternoon. Important: Shuttle service will not be available from the Cook/Douglass campus on May 13.

  • If you registered for a Commenement parking hangtag, please expect delivery by early May to the requested address.