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2017 Commencement Information

University Commencement and the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology Convocation

The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology Convocation Ceremony
Graduation from Rutgers University is a two-part celebration. Be certain to join us for the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology Convocation Ceremony, Thursday, May 11, at the Nicholas Music Center, located at 85 George Street on the Douglass Campus in New Brunswick, NJ. Students must arrive no later than 10:30am and the ceremony will begin promptly at 11am. You’ll join with your graduating class and faculty members to be recognized for your accomplishments. There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony where students will celebrate with faculty, staff and their families and friends.

-Students and faculty will process to the convocation ceremony at 10:45am
-Doctoral candidates will each receive a pin from the Alumni Organization
-Doctoral candidates will be hooded by their advisor and receive their diploma from the Dean
-Photographs will be taken of each student as well as the group

University Commencement

Please check the University Commencement website for daily updates

Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at 10am in High Point Solutions Stadium at Rutgers University–New Brunswick on the Busch Campus in Piscataway, New Jersey

Commencement Parking Hangtag Registration

Beginning on March 20 at 10 a.m. until Monday, April 17, 2017 students must register online here for up to two free required Commencement parking hangtags for themselves and their guests. Note that parking permits issued by Rutgers Department of Transportation Services for use during the year will not be valid for parking on campuses in Piscataway and New Brunswick on Sunday, May 14. All students and guests who wish to park on campus on May 14, must have a Commencement parking hangtag. Please check back here in March to register for your hangtag.

Directions to Nicholas Music Center. 85 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ - for convocation (May 11)
Directions to High Point Stadium - for commencement (May 14)
Stadium Map
Nicholas Music Center Map

REGALIA ORDERS - (hood color - royal blue)

Students who plan to participate on the field at the stadium during University Commencement and in individual convocation ceremonies must wear academic regalia. Those in the Armed Forces must also wear academic regalia. Military uniforms may be worn underneath academic gowns. Regalia will be available for purchase beginning April 3, 2017. Check back for links and watch for email from your school. Pick up any honor society or other recognition cords and stoles, if applicable.

Attend the Grad Fair on April 12: Stop by Barnes & Noble at Rutgers, located at 100 Somerset Street in New Brunswick, to purchase your cap and gown, learn about and see the selection of class rings, personalized announcements, diploma frames, and much more during this exciting time.

Store telephone: (732) 246-8448

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.