- What is the Honors Convocation?
- Who is invited to this event?
- How do I RSVP for myself and my guests?
- Do I need to be there the whole time?
- What time should students arrive?
- What time should guests arrive?
- Are there accommodations available for family members and guests with special needs?
- Will I get my picture taken?
- I have additional questions. Who shall I contact?
1: What is the Honors Convocation?
This award ceremony recognizes the best and brightest students and their scholarly achievements as well as our outstanding faculty accomplishments. The Honors Convocation will be presided over by President Robert Barchi, Chancellor Wendell Pritchett and the deans of each school.
2: Who is invited to this event?
Invitations to participate in the Honors Convocation are based on a number of factors. Students who have been nominated by a faculty member, college dean, or a department committee to receive specific awards at the first annual Honors Convocation, as well as students who have met the GPA requirements designated by their schools (for more information on criteria click here – hyperlink to criteria page) are invited.
3: How do I RSVP for myself and my guests?
RSVP online by Friday, May 16.
4: Do I need to be there the whole time?
Yes. Please plan to stay for the entire event (3 to 5 p.m.). Don’t forget that check-in/registration for participating students starts at 2 p.m.
5: What time should students arrive?
Candidates are asked to arrive at the Susquehanna Bank Center by 2 p.m. The location of student line-up will be based on weather conditions and determined closer to the actual date. All students who are invited to participate in the Honors Convocation will be e-mailed the final line-up location by May 19.
6: What time should guests arrive?
Guests should plan on arriving at the Susquehanna Bank Center by 2 p.m. to allow time for parking and to ensure that they are at the Susquehanna Bank Center for the 3 p.m. start of the ceremony. Arrival prior to 2 p.m. is not recommended because guests of the Rutgers School of Business–Camden commencement ceremony are expected to exit the parking lot at approximately 1:30 p.m.
7: Are there accommodations available for family members and guests with special needs?
There are numerous services available for guests who may need assistance while attending Rutgers–Camden ceremonies at the Susquehanna Bank Center. Please visit this page if you or a member of your party will require special accommodations.
8: Will I get my picture taken?
During the Honors Convocation and all commencement ceremonies, all graduates will be photographed as they receive their diploma cover. There is no fee for this service, and there is no obligation to purchase photos. Graduates will be sent proofs and information on ordering photos at their permanent address, as held by the Registrar, following the ceremony. Guests will not have access to the front of the stage to take photos.
9: I have additional questions. Who shall I contact?
School of Business:
Dr. Sam Rabinowitz, professor of management
Samantha Collier, director of external affairs
School of Law:
Angela Baker, associate dean of students and career planning
Arlene Lentini, administrative assistant
Faculty of Arts and Sciences:
Dr. Joseph Schiavo, associate dean
- Undergraduate: Julie Strasser Roncinske, special programs and initiatives coordinator
- Graduate: Amy Liberi, graduate student services coordinator