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May 2020 Graduation Module Assignments

  • Confirm Your Graduation Plan
    • You have been added to this program because your credit count shows you to be eligible for May graduation. If you are NOT planning to be a May graduate, send an email to artsci_commencement@camden.rutgers.edu by February 14 . If you do not send communication by this time, it will be assumed you are planning to be a May graduate.

  • Attend a Senior Graduation Information Session
    • Mandatory Senior Graduation Information Sessions will be held in early February to review graduation eligibility. Students must attend only one session. Please note that the information reviewed in the spring session differs from what was reviewed in the fall; even if you attend the fall session, you should still attend a spring session. The sessions will be held in the Fine Arts Building, Room 110. These sessions are for Camden College of Arts and Sciences students only.
        • Tuesday, February 4, at 12:45 p.m. and 5 p.m.
        • Wednesday, February 5, at 11:20 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
        • Thursday, February 6, at 12:45 p.m. and 5 p.m.
        • Tuesday, February 11, at 12:45 p.m. and 5 p.m.
        • Wednesday, February 12, at 11:20 a.m.
    • For University College–Camden students, a Senior Graduation Information Session will take place on Tuesday, February 18, at Atlantic Cape Community College. This event will be livestreamed for our students at partnership campuses. Details to follow.  

  • Submit a Diploma Application
    • The Diploma Application is a mandatory part of the graduation process. All students must submit a Diploma Application by March 1. There are no exceptions and this deadline is firm. The Diploma Application can be accessed via http://bit.ly/2Nv5VdX.

  • Submit a Confirm Your Degree, Major, and Minor Form
    • Using a form available at http://bit.ly/2LDyzYE, confirm with the Office of the Registrar your degree (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science), major(s), and minor(s). This form is due by March 1. Please note that the purpose of this form is to confirm what will read on your official transcript. Your diploma will not list your major or minor.

  • Attend a Senior Review with your Advisor
    • Communicate with your academic advisor (either through email, phone, or in-person appointment) to confirm your degree requirements are in process of being completed by semester’s end. Senior Reviews must be completed by March 1. Email artsci_commencement@camden.rutgers.edu once you have completed your Senior Review.
    • The FASC Commencement Committee will work with Honors College staff and partnership campus advisors to confirm that those students’ Senior Reviews have been completed.

May 2020 Graduation Module Reminders for those Attending Commencement

  • Purchase of Regalia/Honors Cords
    • Regalia can be purchased online until March 20, 2020, by visiting http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_rutgerscamden/. Also, the University District Bookstore, located at 601 Cooper Street, will host a Graduation Fair from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 23 – Wednesday, March 25. At this time, you may purchase regalia, school rings, frames for diplomas, and other merchandise related to commencement.  Regalia may be purchased up until the time of the ceremony (the bookstore will have a booth at the BB&T Pavilion during the line-up for the processional).  Bachelor of Arts students will have a white hood and Bachelor of Science students will have a gold hood.
    • Students who qualify for honors cords may purchase them the week of the commencement ceremony at the bookstore. The requirements for honor cords are 45 credits earned at Rutgers University and a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above.  You may find more information about Latin honors classifications at https://advising.camden.rutgers.edu/advising/seniors/. You will need to show picture ID at the time of purchase. You may contact the bookstore at 856-968-1200 or sm8006@bncollege.com.    

  • Commencement Ticket Pick-Up
    • When you submit your Diploma Application, select the number of tickets you need for guests. As a reminder, the number of tickets each student will receive will be officially determined in April.  Every effort will be made to accommodate your request; however, the number requested is not guaranteed.  Students will receive an email notification of their allotted ticket number in April.  Commencement ticket pick-up dates will be determined shortly. Students at partnership campuses will have their tickets mailed to their campus advisor and they may pick their tickets up from that point person. Students may pick up their tickets at the Campus Center on May 5, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; May 13, from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., and May 18, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Additional details will follow.

  • Special Accommodations
    • Students who require special accommodations at commencement (i.e., you have a wheelchair, walker, or cane that require special access to the stage; you cannot stand for long periods of time and need a chair during the processional line-up; you are a mother nursing a child) must fill out the necessary form by the deadline stated (this deadline is usually in early May). Students’ guests must also fill out a special accommodation form detailing their needs.  If you require further explanation regarding the definition of special accommodations, please contact us.  Details will follow as they become available.   

Visit https://fas.camden.rutgers.edu/commencement/ for up-to-date information regarding commencement. 

May 2020 Graduation Module Reminders


  • Graduation Fair
    • The University District Bookstore, located at 601 Cooper Street, will host a Graduation Fair from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 23 – Wednesday, March 25. At this time, you may purchase items such as school rings, frames for diplomas, and other merchandise related to commencement.
  • 100 Days Until Graduation Celebration
    • Celebrate your upcoming graduation by attending this Rutgers University Alumni Association-sponsored event. It will take place on Monday, February 10, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room. Talk to an adviser, donate to the Scarlet Senior Class Campaign, and enjoy free pizza, ice cream, and giveaways!
  • Scarlet Senior Campaign 
    • Donate $25.00 and earn the title of “Scarlet Senior” and a philanthropy cord to wear at commencement! Your gift can support any program, initiate, or department at Rutgers University.  
  • Senior Portraits
    • Senior portraits will be available from March 23 – March 27, in the Campus Center’s Raptor Roost, and from April 7 – 8, in the Campus Center’s Executive Meeting Room. Schedule your appointment for senior portraits at www.ouryear.com, entering school code 34 or by calling 1-800-OUR-YEAR™ (687-9327), during normal business hours. When you schedule your appointment, you will receive complete information on how to prepare for your portrait sitting.

  • Senior Celebration
    • A Graduation Celebration hosted by Chancellor Phoebe A. Haddon, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Rutgers University Alumni Association, will take place on May 18. Look for details about the date, time, and location, and information on registration, in April.