Commencement 2017

Graduation ceremonies will take place on Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the BB&T Pavilion, One Harbor Boulevard, Camden, New Jersey. Ceremony speakers will be announced in the spring.

Class of 2017 Senior Portraits

Monday, March 27 through Wednesday, March 29
Viewing Room, Campus Center, lower level

Schedule your appointment online (enter school code 34) or call 1-800-OUR-YEAR (687-9327) Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Students will receive complete information about how to prepare for their portrait sitting after scheduling an appointment.

Graduating Student Reception

Save the date!
Tuesday, May 16 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Emerge Plaza (between the Paul Robeson Library and the Admissions building)

Celebrate your accomplishments during this campus tradition exclusively for the class of 2017! Details and registration will be available soon.

The Graduate School

Wednesday, May 17 at 2 p.m.

All master’s and doctoral degree candidates.

College of Arts and Sciences
University College

Wednesday, May 17 at 6 p.m.

All bachelor’s degree candidates.

Honorary Degree Recipient and Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Carla D. Hayden, Librarian of Congress

School of Business

Thursday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m.

All bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates.

Rutgers Law School at Camden

Thursday, May 18 at 2 p.m.

All juris doctor candidates.

School of Nursing

Thursday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m.

All bachelor’s and doctoral degree candidates.

Additional Information

If you have questions about Commencement 2017, send an email to

Academic Regalia Pricing

Commencement 2017 regalia will be available in the University District Bookstore during the spring semester. 

  • Bachelor’s (cap, gown, and hood): $100
  • Master’s (cap, gown, and hood): $107.50
  • Doctoral (cap, gown, and hood): $133
  • Law (cap, gown, and hood): contact Dean Baker
  • Cords: $25
  • Stoles: $25
  • Tassels: $12