Graduation

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On the weekend of May 18-19, 2019 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy will recognize our graduates. In addition to University Commencement on Sunday May 19, 2019 at High Point.com Stadium, the Bloustein School will hold it’s own Convocation Ceremony on Saturday, May 18th meant to culminate the experience by recognizing each student by name.

Graduate and Undergraduate student RSVP here – RSVP closed


YOUR SCHOOL CONVOCATION
– ONE CEREMONY
ALL GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS (Important Information)

Only graduate and undergraduate students with August/October 2018, January 2019 and May 2019 degree dates, as well as undergraduates with the August 2019 or October 2019 degree date, are invited to participate in the school CONVOCATION.  This event scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2019, will begin at 9:00am at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) on the Livingston Campus.  Check-in for students begins at 7:30am and closes at 8:30am.  The formal ceremony will recognize each graduate individually with pomp and circumstance.  Seating is general admission with no limits on numbers of family or friends.

Parking for the event is open and ample in the Green and Yellow lots.  Please note for graduate students (masters) that this is a degree awarding ceremony, and only students who have completed all their degree requirements prior to the ceremony can participate.  Diplomas will be issued to masters students and only those who complete their degrees with grades in will be able to – no exceptions.  Those not completing will be invited back to the next ceremonial date.


REGALIA (Cap and Gown)

The Bloustein School CONVOCATION serves as the formal event at which undergraduates will be recognized, graduate students will receive their diploma and doctoral students will be honored individually. All students are required to wear the academic regalia (gown, hood, and cap) specific to their degree.  Hood colors are different based upon degree.  Visit or contact the Rutgers Barnes and Noble Bookstore (732/246-8448) to arrange for purchase of your academic regalia:

  • Purchase caps, gowns, and hoods from Barnes & Noble at Rutgers, 100 Somerset Street, New Brunswick (across from College Avenue). You can either pre-order online February 1–March 22 for pick up in store beginning April 24, or for delivery to your home by April 27. You can also purchase regalia in the store beginning April 5. rutgersnb.shopoakhalli.com


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

For advance planning purposes, below are some possible hotel/accommodation options for guests attending the events that weekend.  More information to come.

Hilton East Brunswick
3 Tower Center Boulevard
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
732-828-2000

Holiday Inn Express
4 Tower Center Boulevard
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
732-247-0700

Hyatt Regency
Two Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-873-1234

Days Hotel – East Brunswick
195 Route 18 South
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
732-828-6900

The Heldrich Hotel
10 Livingston Avenue (across from Bloustein School)
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-729-4670


QUESTIONS?

Should you have any questions regarding the Bloustein School Convocation Ceremony or University Commencement, please feel free to contact one of the following staff:

Graduate Students: Courtney Culler at courtney.culler@rutgers.edu
Undergraduate Students: Christina Torian at christina.torian@rutgers.edu

GRADUATION SURVEY (Rutgers Career Services)

If you are a graduating student and have not done so yet, do fill out the post-graduation survey offered by Rutgers Career Services.  Complete the Post-Grad Survey for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card! (Link to — https://careers.rutgers.edu/gradsurvey)