Commencement 2017

Rutgers University–Camden commencement will take place on Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18, 2017.

All graduation ceremonies will be held at the BB&T Pavilion, One Harbor Boulevard, Camden, New Jersey. 

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! More information.

The Graduate School

Wednesday, May 17 at 2 p.m.

All master’s and doctoral degree candidates.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Sherman Leis CCAS’63, Professor and Chair of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Information for graduating students in the Graduate School.

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

Information for graduating students in the College of Arts and Sciences and University College.

School of Business

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

All bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates.

Keynote Speaker
Steven G. Selfridge SBC’79, President of Government Services, Day & Zimmermann Company

Information for graduating students in the School of Business.

Rutgers Law School at Camden

Thursday, May 18 at 2 p.m.

All juris doctor candidates.

Keynote Speaker
James J. Sandman, Esq., President, Legal Services Corporation

School of Nursing

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

All bachelor’s and doctoral degree candidates.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Marcel Pop, Director of International Relations, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Information for graduating students in the School of Nursing.

Additional Information

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


Place your order online now through Friday, March 17. Pre-ordered gowns will be available for pick up in the University District Bookstore beginning Monday, March 20 and up to commencement.

Students who did not pre-order can purchase academic regalia at the bookstore beginning Monday, March 20 and up to commencement.

Academic Regalia Pricing

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

Graduating? Don't Miss the Grad Fair!

Monday, March 20 to Friday, March 24
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

University District Bookstore, Sixth and Cooper Streets

Purchase your cap and gown in person during this special event.

All picture frames are 10 percent off, and all Under Armour will be 25 percent off from March 21 to March 23.  Receive a $1 coffee with a pastry purchase from 2 to 6:30 p.m. all week.

Class Ring Event

Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22

Stop by the bookstore to order your class ring. Try on sample rings and ask representatives questions.