This year, Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Camden students will have two separate commencement ceremonies:

  • Graduates from the Graduate School-Camden will celebrate their accomplishments at the second Rutgers-Camden Campus and Graduate School-Camden Commencement on Tuesday, May 14, at 2 p.m.; and
  • Graduates from the Camden College of Arts and Sciences and University College-Camden will celebrate their accomplishments at their own commencement convocation on Thursday, May 16, at 10 a.m.

Both ceremonies will take place at the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden. Faculty may attend both ceremonies if they wish. Graduate directors, department chairs, and dissertation chairs for graduating PhD students will be invited to participate in the ceremony on May 14 and department chairs and undergraduate program directors are expected to participate in the ceremony on May 16.

Registration Required

  • Registration to attend has closed. Please contact with any questions.
  • For the May 14th Graduate School ceremony, stage seating may be limited. Please be advised that faculty may be asked to sit in the audience. You will receive notice as soon as possible regarding seating.
  • For the May 16th CCAS and UCC, unless you are serving as a marshal, all participating faculty will sit on the stage and need regalia.

Marshal Volunteers

Our commencement is an important event for our campus and it would be an honor to have our faculty members volunteer to be a marshal at the ceremony.  Being a marshal will give you the opportunity to share in the great achievement of the graduating students.  The job of the marshal is to lead each line of graduating students into the auditorium, and then onto the stage where their name will be read and they will receive their diploma.

If you are interested in being a marshal, please fill out the form above and choose “I would like to attend and be a marshal.” You will receive additional information shortly.   

Need Academic Regalia?

To place an order, email Joyce McMurray ( and Kevin Ferrizzi the following information:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Cap Size
  • Highest Degree Earned
  • Field of Study
  • University Attended
  • Location of University
  • If you require the cap, gown, tassel, and hood

Please place your regalia order by Friday, April 5. When emailing the bookstore staff, please let them know you are part of the FASC order. The FASC dean’s office will pay for the rental of faculty regalia.

You will be notified when your regalia is available for pick-up.  Returns are to be dropped off immediately following the ceremony in the Ben Franklin Lobby of the Pavilion.  


Graduation of Dependents

If your child is graduating from either the Camden College of Arts and Sciences or University College-Camden, and you’d like to accompany them as they walk across the stage, please email by May 1st.


Please direct any questions about this event to