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.

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For over twenty years, the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy has taken great pride in its graduating students from both our graduate and undergraduate degree programs.  During this time of year, we look forward to honoring and celebrating our graduates who, in the past, have processed side-by-side, under one roof, in a large convocation ceremony, witnessed by friends, families and loved ones.

While nothing replaces the momentous joy that can come from an in-person May convocation amongst your peers, we at the Bloustein School are still so excited to recognize you, our 2020 graduates.

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.

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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 FacebookTwitter, and/or Instagram accounts, and use the hashtag #RUEJB2020 in your posts.

Please be assured that we are checking into the possibilities of providing an in-person event at some point in the future to ‘bring you back’ to celebrate your accomplishments with your loved ones and peers. Of course only time will tell that this may become a reality, but be assured that we pledge to do our due diligence to that end.

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

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