Graduation Ceremony of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy is pleased to announce the 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony to celebrate our 2020 graduates on Wednesday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m.
Programming will include remarks from Dean Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah, each of our program directors, and our undergraduate and graduate representative student speakers. We will also be presenting our annual student awards and recognizing all of our degree recipients.
Join us LIVE on Facebook at 10:00 a.m by visiting https://www.facebook.com/Bloustein/posts/4099539686730471
We also encourage you to join the conversation on social media by sharing your graduation photos and messages of encouragement! When you do, please tag and/or mention the Bloustein School’s Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram accounts, and use the hashtag #RUEJB2020 in your posts.
Is the Bloustein School Graduation Celebration a live event?
The event is not live. All portions of the event have been pre-recorded.
Will the event only be available at 10:00 a.m.?
No. The event is a recording. The initial recording will be posted on the graduation website, https://bloustein.rutgers.edu/2020-graduation/ beginning at 10:00 a.m.
How long will the website be available for watching?
The Bloustein School has an archive page of all of its previously recorded graduation ceremonies. The Class of 2020 Celebration will always be available on the archive page once it has moved off of the main Bloustein home page. The archive page is https://bloustein.rutgers.edu/students/graduation/convocation-photos/
How should my friends and extended family watch the event?
Once the event is posted, they can go to our website https://bloustein.rutgers.edu/2020-graduation/ or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Bloustein/posts/4099539686730471
Do you need to have a Facebook account to view the event on Facebook?
No, a Facebook account is not needed to view the Facebook recording. The Bloustein School Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Bloustein is public. Participants without accounts will have a bar on the bottom of the screen prompting to login or create an account, but that can be ignored.
Will I be able to interact with my fellow graduates and professors during the event?
No. The event is pre-recorded. However, you will be able to comment on the Facebook event.
Can I still send in my photo and message for Marching Order?
Unfortunately, no. Our deadline for supplying information to Marching Order to personalize individual slides has passed.
I forgot to send in my information for Marching Order. Does this mean I will not be recognized?
ALL students will have a slide, regardless of whether they registered with Marching Order. Students who did not register with Marching Order will NOT have a personal photo or personalized message on their slide, but their name will be “read” and their name and degree will be shown on their slide.
Will there be a program?
Yes. We are finalizing the program that we hand out at every graduation ceremony. It will be available as a flip-book on the day of the event.
Can I get a copy of the program?
EVERY STUDENT that provided an address will receive one copy of the program and one copy of the event invitation. Also included in the package will be the Bloustein School gonfalon (flag) pin that is given to all students at the graduation celebration, and a pom pom that we have given out to graduates at the end of the graduation celebration. Students with a U.S. mailing address should receive this mailing approximately a week after the graduation. Students outside the U.S. may take a little longer.
Rutgers is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation for this virtual event, please contact the Rutgers Access and Disability Resources office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to all of our graduates!
Rutgers 254th Anniversary Universitywide Commencement will broadcast on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.
The ceremony will be available on the Commencement website, for graduates, friends, and families to watch.
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