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 253rd Anniversary Commencement in Stadium on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. and tickets are not required to attend the ceremony at the stadium.


The Office of the Secretary will be looking for Stadium Volunteer Ambassadors to help show graduates and guests what makes Rutgers so special, and how we go the extra mile to celebrate our students. Please check back later in the semester for information.

Faculty and Staff

Academic Regalia

All faculty are required to wear appropriate academic regalia at University Commencement and school convocations. Watch for regalia ordering details from your dean's office. Remember to order no later than April 6. Rentals must be returned to Barnes & Noble at Rutgers in New Brunswick no later than May 24.

Commencement Marshals

Rutgers University Commencement begins with faculty directing the academic procession of graduating students onto the field to their seats.

  • Before Commencement begins, faculty, who are Commencement marshals, will assemble either on the field or with their academic units in the marshaling area.
  • You should plan to arrive at the stadium no later than 8 a.m. to begin marshaling for the procession onto the field.  The stadium gates open at 8 a.m. and Commencement begins at 10 a.m. When you arrive at the stadium, check in at the Marshaling Check-in area on P1 South for your instructions.


Faculty and staff parking registration begins in February. Please return here to register online for a Commencement parking hangtag.

If you are driving to campus to attend University Commencement, or a convocation or reception event on Sunday, May 19, 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. Additional parking is available on the Busch, Livingston, and College Avenue campuses. Complimentary shuttles between Busch and the other campuses will be run continuously from 7 a.m. into the afternoon. Important: Shuttle service will not be available from Cook or Douglass campuses on May 19.

Indoor and off-site viewing options

There are many ways to enjoy the ceremony outside of the stadium, such as at the College Avenue and Busch student centers. You can also watch Commencement and the School of Arts and Sciences Convocation through online streaming. View our indoor and off-site viewing options.

Keep Checking In

Continue to visit this page throughout the year. We'll be adding more information as the big day approaches.