Graduates

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Prospective Graduate Information

As your Rutgers University-Newark journey draws to a conclusion, celebrate with us at a momentous and joyful occasion, Commencement! At the Rutgers University-Newark Commencement ceremony you’ll march in with your classmates, hear your name announced as you walk on stage, receive your diploma jacket, and hear speeches by the university president, chancellor, your dean, guest speaker, and student speaker.

The 2021 Rutgers-Newark’s virtual commencement will air on Sunday, May 16 at 6 p.m

  • All prospective graduates must complete a Graduation Application in order to be eligible for graduation. 

Academic Regalia (Cap, Gown, & Hood)

  • If you wish to have your own regalia for that celebration and for other pre-commencement activities being planned for this graduation season, you must place your orders with the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Rutgers-Newark by Friday, April 9, 2021. The bookstore provides regalia through its partner Oak Hall. The website for purchasing Rutgers-Newark regalia is:

    https://runewark.shopoakhalli.com/

    It is important to note that all regalia orders will ship directly to the student. The bookstore will not have regalia in-store. (Also note: Rutgers-Camden and Rutgers-New Brunswick have their own dedicated websites for ordering regalia.) For information about regalia, class rings, graduation announcements, or related questions, please reach out to Victor Harris, Barnes & Noble bookstore manager, at sm409@bncollege.com or (973) 353-2200.

Academic Hood

  • The colors of the outside trim of the hood is associated with your degree. Please be sure to double check your hood when you picking it up from the Barnes and Noble bookstore.
  • Bachelor's of Science (BS): gold stripe
  • Bachelor’s of Arts (BA): white stripe
  • Bachelor’s of Fine Art (BFA): brown
  • SPAA Bachelor’s of Arts (BA): blue

Everyone will have a red stripe to represent RU

 

Class 2021 Salute Week and More!

  • TBA

 

Senior Portraits

senior portraits

  • Additional dates: April 6-9th. April 12th 

For information on Senior Portraits, please contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership via email studentlife@newark.rutgers.edu.​​​​​​

commencement participation request form

RU an August 2021 graduate interested in participating in the May 2021 Commencement? 

Rutgers University Alumni Association 

Membership in the Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) is free and automatic for all alumni! Stay connected to the University and your classmates. There are many benefits and special offers available to RU alumni. To learn more, visit www.alumni.rutgers.edu/benefits 

Have Questions? Contact Us! 

 

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