The day that seemed so far off when you first set foot on the Rutgers campus has finally arrived. You are graduating from the School of Engineering.
While this year is not how any of us imagined it would be you still have much to celebrate. Earlier this semester, President Halloway announced that the university and all schools would hold virtual ceremonies in 2021. While this is a disappointment, it was not unexpected due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. None the less, your graduation is an important milestone that we want to celebrate with you and hope you will participate in the following events.
The University wide Rutgers 255th Anniversary Commencement will take place on May 16, 2021.
School of Engineering Convocation
This year's virtual celebration will take place on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 4 p.m. Below you will find everything you need to prepare for this important day.
Also check our Celebration Page for fun ways to enjoy both the day and the days leading up to the convocation event. You'll find an invitation to share with family and friends, printable door signs, social media challenges, giveaways, and more!
- Requirements for SoE Graduation
Engineering students should review each of the items in the checklist to ensure that all requirements for graduation have been completed and that nothing complicates the graduation celebrations.
- CEREMONY Information for SoE Graduation
Congratulations to the Class of 2021! The School of Engineering is committed to giving each of our graduates a meaningful convocation experience as we honor your accomplishments. Graduates, family, friends, and fellow students from across the Rutgers University are invited to join this year’s festivities. Join us for a live launch of our remote ceremony celebrating our Class of 2021 graduates!
Be sure to check out the SENIOR FESTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE YOUR DAY below. We have put together ways to celebrate YOU and all of your achievements these past four years, included is information and resources you will need to celebrate with your friends and family near and far.
*Note: Graduate students please go to Graduate School of New Brunswick for any graduation information.
- Regalia, Honors Cords, Stoles, Senior Gift - Senior Appreciation DRIVE THRU
Regalia can be purchased March 13 – April 16: ship to home, student pays for shipping https://rutgersnb.shopoakhalli.com/purchasewizard/Welcome or purchase in the store.
Senior Cords, Stoles and Senior Gift DRIVE THRU
- The School of Engineering will be hosting a drive thru pick-up service where students can pick up a graduation gift, honors cord (cgpa of 3.2+), and stoles for JJ Slade and EOF/EOP students.
- SoE held two pick-up dates (4/27 and 5/4) with over 400 in attendance.
- Buy an honors cord with regalia: For those who could not make it to campus, the orange honors cords can be purchased from the bookstore with other regalia at the student's discretion.
- Announcement in the virtual ceremony: The honors designations that are announced/displayed at the virtual ceremony do not include Spring grades (there is no time to confirm spring grades before the ceremony). Your diploma and transcript will have the final honors including spring grades. More Honors Information.
- Senior Graduation PORTRAITS
VIRTUAL PHOTO BOOTHVirtually place yourself on campus with PROPICS by uploading a photo and then choose from a selection of School of Engineering backgrounds!Use this tool to virtually place yourself on campus and don’t forget to share it on social media with #RUSoE2021, #RU2021 and #RUCommencement
GRAD IMAGES (university’s graduation photography partner)Graduation portrait images are available by appointment only on Tuesday 4/27 from 10:00am - 3:00pm and Tuesday May 4 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm, no walk ins, please register HERE for your appointment. Note regalia is not available with GradImages portraits, if you wish to take your photo in your regalia you must bring your own, you may purchase regalia from Barnes and Noble University Bookstore in New Brunswick.Parking: Students coming to Busch for their portrait appointment should park in Lot 54 which is the lot closer to the Chemistry Building and walk to Weeks Hall.Location of Photo Shoot: Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, 500 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway NJ 08854.
Please make sure to follow all social distance and mask guidelines. Masks are to be worn into the building for your appointment, you may remove your mask to take the photo, once photo shoot is over please put on your mask again.
LORS PHOTOGRAPHYThe Division of Student Affairs has partnered with Lors Photography for Senior Portraits. Lors Photography is offering Senior Portrait Sessions at three off-campus locations in New Jersey: New Brunswick, Mount Laurel, and Toms River. Undergraduate candidates were sent an email from Lors on Monday, January 18, 2021 with details and links to book portrait session. If an email was not received, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-964-3040. If session times are currently booked, please check back with Lors as additional sessions will likely be added.The Lors Photography website has a page dedicated to answering questions regarding Covid-19 protocol noting that regalia will be provided at the photo shoot and sanitized between uses.
SENIOR FESTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE YOUR DAY
Visit the Celebration Page for fun ways to enjoy both the day and the days leading up to the convocation event.
- DEPARTMENT AWARD FESTIVITIES
Major Celebrations and Award Virtual Events:BIOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERINGPlease join us at a virtual reception and awards presentation for graduates , families and friends on May 14, 2021 at 1:00pm and on May 17th at 1:00pm we will have a socially distanced congratulations and selfies with faculty and staff of the Environmental Sciences, Bioenvironmental Engineering and Meteorology/Atmospheric Sciences programs. Please drive by the front of the Environmental and Natural Resources Sciences Building at 14 College Farm, New Brunswick, NJBIOMEDICAL ENGINEERINGPlease join BME for a virtual awards ceremony (Register in advance, after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting) on May 14, 2021 at 1:00pmCHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERINGPlease join CBE for a virtual awards ceremony (Meeting ID: 910 8894 6735 Password: 631744) on May14, 2021 at 7:00pmCIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERINGPlease join us for a Virtual CEE Undergraduate and Graduate Award Ceremony on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 1 pm.ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERINGPlease join us for a Virtual ECE Undergraduate and Graduate Award Ceremony on Thursday, May13, 2021 at 4pm. For more information visit our website.INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGPlease join the ISE faculty and staff to celebrate your accomplishmnets on May 13, 2021 2:00pm - 4:30pm. Join the ISE Senior Sendoff (Meeting ID: 943 9662 4267 Password: 430388) at 2:00pm and ISE Graduate Sendoff (Meeting ID: 963 4753 3871 Password: 380113) at 3:30pmMATERIAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERINGPlease join MSE for a virtual ZOOM celebration on May 14, 2021 at 1:00pmMECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERINGPlease join the MAE faculty and staff to celebrate your accomplishments on THursday May 13, at 5:00pm in Gathertown.PACKAGING ENGINEERINGPlease join Packaging for a virtual celebration on May 14, 2021 at 3:00pm
- Parent FAQs
Celebrate your child's achievements during the 255th Virtual Anniversary Commencement on May 16, 2021 and the School of Engineering Convocation on May 14, 2021.