The Camden College of Arts & Sciences and the Graduate School 2019 commencement ceremonies will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the BB&T Center, One Harbor Boulevard, Camden, New Jersey.

The Camden College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) and University College (UC) ceremony will start at 6 p.m. and is expected to last until 8 p.m*.

A printable letter that includes the following information is available (PDF Download).

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The Commencement Ceremony will be held at the BB&T PAVILION on the Camden Waterfront on WEDNESDAY, MAY 22.  There is no rehearsal for commencement. 

The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. and continue until approximately 8:00 p.m.  The venue is not climate controlled and may be cool when outside temperatures are below 60 degrees.  

Tickets are required for all guests (see Guests/Ticket section).

All graduates and their guests are expected to remain until the end of the ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed to your home address within four to six weeks after the ceremony.  If you wish to receive it sooner, please visit the Office of the Registrar during normal business hours (Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; closed weekends).

The BB&T Pavilion has approximately 900 parking spaces that are free to those attending commencement. Free parking is also available in campus lots and the Camden County Parking Deck. Shuttles will be available to take guests from campus to the center. Students and guests may also utilize the NJ Transit River Line.  The BB&T Pavilion is directly across from the River Line’s Entertainment Center stop.  Visit https://www.camden.rutgers.edu/commencement/parking-directions for more information.

All guests need a ticket for entry (with the exception of children ages two and under, who must sit on someone’s lap). Students will receive the number of tickets they requested on the Diploma Application. There is a limited pool of extra tickets. If you require additional tickets, please email artsci_commencement@camden.rutgers.edu by Wednesday, May 1. Students may request up to five (5) additional tickets. However, we cannot guarantee that you will receive as many extra tickets as you request. You will receive an email from our ticket system with your final allotment by Monday, May 6.

All tickets are general admissionthere are no assigned guest seats. Guests enter through the Walt Whitman Lobby and will be seated beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Only graduating students will be allowed to pick up tickets.  Students must have photo ID in order to pick up tickets.  Rutgers ID cards are preferred, but other forms of photo ID will be accepted.

There will be two opportunities to pick up tickets:

  • May 9  – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., Campus Center 
  • May 15  – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Campus Center

Students enrolled at a partnership campus, such as Atlantic Cape Community College, will pick up their tickets from their campus advisor.

Degree candidates should report at 4:30 p.m. to the Benjamin Franklin Lobby at the BB&T Pavilion.  Faculty marshals will provide complete instructions at that time.  CANDIDATES WILL PROCESS BY MAJOR.  Bachelor of Sciences degree recipients will process first, followed by Bachelor of Arts’ degree recipients. Students with more than one major may select the major with which they prefer to walk on the Diploma Application. 

Degrees will be conferred by major.  Marshals will start and guide each row of graduates to the stage.  Here a reader will announce the name of each candidate. Do not advance until your name is read.  After you shake hands with members of the administration, undergraduates are to switch the tassel of the cap from right to left and return to their original seats.  We ask that you behave courteously toward other graduates.  No air horns or any disruptive noisemakers will be permitted.  Graduates and their guests are also expected to remain for the duration of the ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed to your home address within four to six weeks after the ceremony.

GradImages will be the official photographer for our commencement ceremonies. Your proofs will be ready to view online as soon as 48 hours of the ceremony. You can view your photos online at www.gradimages.com. If you have any questions after the ceremony about your photos, please contact the GradImages Customer Service Department at 800-261-2576 or giservice@gradimages.net.

Information regarding accessibility information for guests with special needs or disabilities may be found at https://www.camden.rutgers.edu/commencement/special-needs. Graduates who have special needs such as mobility restrictions and require special accommodations should contact the Office of Disability Services at 856-225-6442 or disability-services@camden.rutgers.edu.

Live Video of the 2019 Commencement will be available at https://rcit.rutgers.edu/av-request/live/commencement2019 day of the ceremonies.

The expected dress is the cap, gown and hood; the BA hood is white and the BS hood is gold.  The cost for regalia for bachelor’s degree candidates is $103.50; tassels are $12.00.  Commencement 2019 regalia will be available for sale in the University District Bookstore beginning March 25 and will continue until May 22. 

The bookstore is located at 601 Cooper Street.  The bookstore is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday; Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and closed on weekends.  Questions may be directed to the bookstore at 856-968-1200 and sm8006@bncollege.com

Students who qualify for honor cords may purchase cords once final grades are determined.  The requirements for honor cords are 45 credits earned at Rutgers University and a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above.  The cost of cords is $15.00.  Students must present picture ID at the time of purchase.  

All graduating seniors are invited to attend an exclusive celebration during 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 20, in the Campus Center. Chancellor Haddon will be joined by members of the campus community to celebrate your accomplishments and to welcome you into the worldwide network of Rutgers alumni! Attendees will receive a complimentary champagne flute and a Rutgers Alumni giveaway – while supplies last. Registration is required.  

Students are able to make a gift of any amount to a variety of Rutgers–Camden funds, and they have the option of writing-in a fund if they so choose.  A gift of $25 (or a $5 monthly recurring gift) will be recognized with a philanthropy/donor cord to wear with their regalia during commencement. If the Class of 2019 reaches its goal of 250 senior donors, a brick will be dedicated outside the Rutgers–Camden Alumni House on the Alumni Walk. Visit camdenseniors.rutgers.edu for more information. #ScarletSenior #ScarletForever

All Rutgers University graduates are automatically members of the Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA), the university-wide organization of more than 461,000 alumni. There are no membership dues to pay and no forms to complete. Visit Ralumni.com for information on programs and benefits and to keep your contact information updated. Graduates of Rutgers University–Camden are also members of the Rutgers University–Camden Alumni Association (RUCAA), a chartered group of the RUAA. Contact RUCAA at rutgerscamdenalumni@gmail.com or visit camden.rutgers.edu/information/alumni for information on how you can get involved with this active group of proud alumni.

 

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. and is expected to last until approximately 3:15 p.m.  

General InformationParking/DirectionsGuestsAcademic ProcessionConferring DegreePhotographySpecial Accommodations for Graduates and GuestsLivestreamingAttireGraduating Student Giving CampaignRutgers University Alumni Association

The Commencement Ceremony will be held at the BB&T PAVILION on the Camden Waterfront on WEDNESDAY, MAY 22.  There is no rehearsal for commencement. 

The ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. and continue until approximately 3:15 p.m.  The venue is not climate controlled and may be cool when outside temperatures are below 60 degrees.   No tickets are required for guests of graduating Graduate Students.

All graduates are expected to remain until the end of the ceremony. Diplomas will be distributed in the Benjamin Franklin Lobby at the BB&T Pavilion immediately following the ceremony. 

Free parking is available at the lots adjacent to the BB&T Pavilion, on campus, and at the Camden County Parking Deck.  Those who park on campus or at the Camden County Parking Deck will be able to utilize shuttles to take them to the BB&T Pavilion.  More information, including directions to the center, is available at https://www.camden.rutgers.edu/commencement/parking-directions

There are no guest tickets required for the Graduate School ceremony. Family and friends are welcome. Guests enter through the Walt Whitman Lobby and will be seated beginning at 1:00 p.m.   Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Degree candidates should report at 12:45 p.m. to the Benjamin Franklin Lobby at the BB&T Pavilion.  Faculty marshals will provide complete instructions at that time.  Candidates will process by degree type and program.  Doctoral candidates will process first, followed by master’s degree candidates. 

Degrees will be conferred by major.  Marshals will start and guide each row of graduates to the stage.  Here a reader will announce the name of each candidate. Do not advance until your name is read.  After you shake hands with members of the administration, continue across the stage and return to your original seat.  We ask that you behave courteously toward other graduates.  No air horns or any disruptive noisemakers will be permitted.  Graduates are also expected to remain for the duration of the ceremony.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, graduates will process out after the faculty.  Diplomas will be distributed in the Benjamin Franklin Lobby at the BB&T Pavilion immediately following the ceremony. 

GradImages will be the official photographer for our commencement ceremonies. Your proofs will be ready to view online as soon as 48 hours of the ceremony. You can view your photos online at www.gradimages.com. If you have any questions after the ceremony about your photos, please contact the GradImages Customer Service Department at 800-261-2576 or giservice@gradimages.net.

Information regarding accessibility information for guests with special needs or disabilities may be found at https://www.camden.rutgers.edu/commencement/special-needs. Graduates who have special needs such as mobility restrictions and require special accommodations should contact the Office of Disability Services at 856-225-6442 or disability-services@camden.rutgers.edu.

Live Video of the 2019 Commencement will be available at https://rcit.rutgers.edu/av-request/live/commencement2019 day of the ceremonies.

The expected dress is the cap, gown and hood. Commencement 2019 regalia will be available for sale in the University District Bookstore beginning March 25th and continue until May 22nd. Please note that the regalia is yours to keep.  The tassel of the cap is worn on the left by graduate students to signify an earned baccalaureate degree.

The bookstore is located at 601 Cooper Street.  The bookstore is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday; Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and closed on weekends.  Questions may be directed to the bookstore at 856-968-1200 and sm8006@bncollege.com

Students are able to make a gift of any amount to a variety of Rutgers–Camden funds, and they have the option of writing-in a fund if they so choose.  A gift of $25 (or a $5 monthly recurring gift) will be recognized with a philanthropy/donor cord to wear with their regalia during commencement.  Be a part of the campaign here https://one.rutgers.edu/project/15516

All Rutgers University graduates are automatically members of the Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA), the university-wide organization of more than 461,000 alumni. There are no membership dues to pay and no forms to complete. Visit Ralumni.com for information on programs and benefits and to keep your contact information updated. Graduates of Rutgers University–Camden are also members of the Rutgers University–Camden Alumni Association (RUCAA), a chartered group of the RUAA. Contact RUCAA at rutgerscamdenalumni@gmail.com or visit camden.rutgers.edu/information/alumni for information on how you can get involved with this active group of proud alumni.

Information for faculty is available on the Commencement Information for Faculty page.

 

 

 

 

*(End time is approximate)