Welcome to the Spring Convocation 2020 page for this year's graduating class. Learn more about the graduates, their research and remarks, hear congratulatory messages from alumni, the HCSC, and Director Troiano below. Congratulations, seniors! 

"Not only do you persevere, but you succeed in gold medal form."

-Laura Troiano

Laura Troiano, Acting Director of the Honors College
Convocation programs

Class of 2020

Hear from the Honors College graduates of 2020

39 graduates, theses, and remarks from an astonishing graduating class 

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HCSC Spotlight

Remarks from the Student Council

Alan Weiss

Alumni Spotlight

Remarks from Alumni

Honors College alumni spanning 5 decades wish the Class of 2020 a warm congratulations!

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Karen Caplan
Dr. Karen Caplan

"Greetings Honors College seniors! I wanted to reach out with my sincere congratulations to you all as you graduate. Being an HC students comes with its own special challenges, and you've faced a lot of change in your years at Rutgers, culminating in this most difficult of semesters. You have met all this with the most amazing grace and intelligence. We in the Dean's Office are so proud of you, and we know you are going to go out there and change the world. I wish I could be there in person to celebrate!"


- Dean Karen Caplan, Interim Associate Dean, SASN

Sofia Pinto Figueroa
Dr. Sofia Pinto-Figueroa


"On behalf of the School of Arts & Sciences-Newark (SASN), I am reaching out to provide our well wishes and congratulate you on completing your degree this semester.  While this is not the way that we had ever imagined we would be congratulating you on this accomplishment, we do not want to diminish or overlook the significance of this moment.  You and your loved ones should be so incredibly proud of your success during your time at Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) and within the Honors College." Read more. 


-Dean Sofia F. Pinto-Figueroa, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, Dean of Academic Services, SASN