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2012 Commencement Information


246th Anniversary University Commencement
Sunday May 13, 2012

Graduating from Rutgers means enjoying a multi-part ceremony. One is University Commencement, a giant celebration with your fellow students from across the entire university and all three campuses. There, you will see your name scroll on the stadium ribbon board, and enjoy special videos such as graduate shout-outs to family and friends, Mother’s Day salutes, photo montages, and more. With thousands of guests saluting the culmination of your achievement, it will be a day you will never forget.

Convocation Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Visitor's Center, Busch Campus

Your other must-attend graduation ceremonies are intimate events, where you’ll join with your graduating class and faculty members to receive individual recognition. The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology graduation ceremonies will include the following festivities

-Graduate students will each receive a pin from the Alumni Organization
-Graduate students will get hooded and receive diplomas from the Dean
-Photographs will be taken of each student as well as the group

At the reception (convocation), students will celebrate with faculty, staff and fellow students

Commencement Time: 12:30 - 2pm
Location: High Point Solutions Stadium, Busch Campus
Students are expected to arrive at least one hr prior to the ceremony!

Parking Guidelines - You must register for parking permits to attend either our convocation or commencement!!

Directions to University Visitors Welcome Center - for convocation
Directions to High Point Stadium - for commencement
Stadium Map
Final Layout of South Place - marshalling area for students

246th University Commencement - RSVP link (register for a chance to win an iPad)
Academic Regalia (hood color - royal blue)
Checkout Rutgers commencement on Facebook


GradImages is the official photographer for our Commencement. Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. Graduation Images can be contacted at 800-261-2576 or via email at

Registering with GradImages provides them with the information they need to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner. Giving them an accurate mailing address and email address will allow them to get your proofs to you on the first try. You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in the accomplishment.