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.


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. Current students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to join us as ambassadors. Please check back later in the semester for volunteer registration information.

Faculty and Staff

All faculty and staff are invited to participate in Commencement. Join in the celebration as a volunteer ambassador, marshal, or as a guest to cheer on our graduates.


The sign-up for ambassadors will be available on this page later in the semester.

Commencement Marshals

As a Commencement marshal, you'll help kick off Rutgers University Commencement by directing the academic procession of graduating students onto the field and to their seats. If you are interested in being a marshal at the ceremony on May 13, please contact the Commencement Office at or 848-932-2469.

  • Before Commencement begins, faculty who are Commencement marshals will assemble either on the field or with their academic units in the marshaling area.
  • Please 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, please go to the marshaling check-in area. Specifics will be provided via email and at training.

Academic Regalia

All faculty who participate in the academic procession  and/or on the field 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 25.

Parking for Faculty & staff

Register for faculty and staff parking for May 13  (NetID required.) Register button

If you are driving to campus to attend University Commencement, convocations, or reception events on Sunday, May 13, please register for a Commencement parking hangtag. Your parking permit issued by the Department of Transportation Services will not be valid on this day.

  • Register for your parking hangtag (NetID required.)
  • 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 the Cook/Douglass campus on May 13.
  • Hangtags will be delivered by early May to the requested address.

Indoor and Off-Site Viewing Options

There are many ways to enjoy the ceremony outside of the stadium, such as at the College Avenue, Busch, and Livingston student centers. You can also watch Commencement and the School of Arts and Sciences Convocation through online streaming.