Commencement 2024

Commencement 2024:
Leading the Way

The Rutgers-Camden and Graduate School Commencement is a unified ceremony where you, the graduate students of the Graduate School-Camden, along with your peers from all other Rutgers-Camden schools, will have your degrees conferred. What does this mean for you? It signifies that the Graduate School-Camden is leading the way. While the ceremony will symbolically celebrate the achievements of all students, only you, the Graduate School-Camden graduates, will be walking across the stage on May 14th. Your accomplishments will be in the spotlight, highlighting your leadership, scholarship, and celebrating your hard work.


A Commencement of Distinction

The Rutgers-Camden and Graduate School Commencement offers a unique opportunity to hear from university leadership in a ceremony that unites all schools’ students. What sets this event apart is that you, as graduates, will be individually recognized. You’ll be the only students to walk across the stage, making your achievements especially highlighted.

Doctoral Degree Graduates

PhD candidates will have their dissertation titles announced as we honor your significant achievements in completing your studies. Additionally, the ceremony will include your hooding, signifying the importance of having your dissertation chair present.

Master’s Degree Graduates

For Master’s graduates, although there are no honors at the graduate level, we celebrate those who have completed a final project, capstone, thesis, or comprehensive exam with distinction. If chosen by your advisor, this distinction will be acknowledged during the ceremony.


All participants need regalia. To obtain your regalia, please visit Rutgers-Camden Commencement Regalia Information.

If you find that you have trouble fixing your regalia, we may be able to help on the day of at the venue. However, it may be worth trying on your set before walking.

Graduate students unfortunately do not have Honors stoles. However, you are free to decorate your regalia how you wish.

Graduation Picnic

Join us by the Delaware River for an unforgettable graduation picnic. Enjoy the company of friends and family in a picturesque setting.

Time and Place

Mark your calendars for 4PM to 6PM at the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion.

What to Expect

Get ready for an evening filled with food trucks, live music, and photo ops against the iconic backdrop of the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Battleship New Jersey.

Invite Your Loved Ones

This celebration is open to all your guests at no cost—just remember to register in advance to secure your spot.

Registration Details

Ensure you and your guests are registered for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is graduation? And do we receive our diplomas at the graduation ceremony?

Graduation is in May for all graduating students. You do not receive your official diplomas at the graduation ceremony. It is either mailed to you or you can pick it up.

Who do I meet with to find out if I qualify for graduation?

You should meet with your graduate director.

How many graduation months are there/what months am I able to graduate in?

There are graduation cycles for October, January, and May.

Do I need to buy tickets for my family and friends to attend? Is there a limit to the numnber of guests I can have?

No, there are no tickets and you can bring as many guest as you would like.