Caps and Gowns: Buy your cap and gown at the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore, 100 Somerset Street, New Brunswick location ONLY at the beginning of April. Regalia will be sold during regular business hours through the morning of commencement at this location.
The Grad Fair will run from April 13, 14, 15, 2016 (11:00am - 4:00pm). Regalia will not be sold at any of the other bookstores. Students can order online and have the regalia shipped to them within 5 business days. The Bookstore's website is: http://rutgers.bncollege.com/. Each gown, from GreenWeaver, is made from 100% recycled material, 23 water bottles to be exact. With 750 graduates at your upcoming ceremony, the School of Engineering Class of 2016 will have diverted over 16,000 bottles from landfills.
Fittings take place at the time of pickup. No pre-ordering is necessary. The charge of approximately $80 includes cap (black), gown (black with red panel down the middle, 1776 writing on tabs), tassel (red), Black cap, and hood (black outside, red inside, with orange trim). Individual item costs: 1) Gown with cap & tassel = $49.00 2) Hood = $31.00. Red stands for Rutgers and orange for Engineering. Academic regalia must be worn by all participants in the ceremony. Regalia will be on sale at the Bookstore starting sometime in April. NOTE: Be sure to indicate that you are a School of Engineering student (not SAS, as they have completely different regalia). Bring a copy of this webpage with you to avoid any errors at the bookstore.
Honors Cords and Graduating with Honors: In order to graduate with honors, high honors, or highest honors, your final cumulative gpa must be 3.200, 3.400, or 3.650 - respectively. Due to the earlier graduation date this year, at graduation, honors will be read based on your current cumulative gpa after your last fall semester grades. Your diploma will reflect the proper honors notation based on your final spring cumulative gpa. If you will graduate with 3.2 or above, we have gold cords to give you as a gift for your stellar performance. Pick them up in B100 starting TBA.
Other Regalia: Several student groups and organizations give their members cords, sashes, etc. Students may wear these items at their own discretion.