Get Ready for SoE Convocation!

Rutgers University is committed to giving each of our graduates a meaningful commencement and convocation experience as we honor your accomplishments. Graduates, family, friends, and fellow students from Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences are invited to join this year’s Commencement festivities on Sunday, May 15, 2022. President Jonathan Holloway will preside over the Commencement and confer the degrees at this event. 

Graduation also includes the School of Engineering school's convocation, to be held on May 13, 2022 . During your school's convocation, you'll join your graduating class and receive individual recognition. We invite students from the schools affiliated with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and their guests to attend both events. 

For guests unable to attend, a Live Streaming Webcast is available: View the SoE Convocation online Click HERE

*Note: Graduate students have a separate ceremony through the Graduate School of New Brunswick.

SoE Graduation Checklist

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 confirmation process.  

Graduates Plan Your Day

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! 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.

Graduation comprises of two significant events to celebrate your achievement: The School of Engineering convocation on May 13, 2022, where you’ll join your engineering graduating class, walk across the stage, and receive individual recognition, followed by The University Commencement at SHI Stadium on May 15, 2022, where all the Rutgers schools celebrate together. We hope you will plan to participate in both ceremonies for the whole experience.

School of Engineering Convocation

Friday, May 13, 2022
Time – 3:30-5:30 pm
Place - Jersey Mike’s Arena (formerly known as the Rutgers Athletic center - RAC) Livingston Campus
Doors open: 90 minutes before start
for guests and parents

Pre-Ceremony Activities: The School of Engineering festivities will start at 11:00am with a lunch under a tent on the lawn at the Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, followed by department awards ceremonies in Weeks Hall (Graduates - Look out for an electronic invitation sent from your department).

Graduate Arrival Information

  • Ceremony line-up for graduates starts at 2:00pm at the back of the Jersey Mikes Arena, all students should be ready to go no later than 2:45pm. Please use the front entrance to the Jersey Mikes Arena (give yourself time, they will be checking your vaccination card - either a scanned copy of the card or you can use Docket)
  • When graduates arrive, they should proceed down the North and South hallways toward the back of the arena to the CHECK-IN desks. Graduates must check in with their corresponding major to receive their personalized graduation card before lining up in the marshaling area in accordance with your first major.

What else You Need to Know

  • COVID-19 Protocols: The University has recently updated the COVID-19 requirements please note that masks are not required for on-campus events effective March 10, 2022, HOWEVER we do require proof of vaccination or a COVID-19 negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the event and must remain compliant with the published COVID-19 protocols.
  • All travelers, foreign or domestic, must adhere to the U.S. Department of State Travel Restrictions.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT you will be checked for proof of vaccination card/PCR negative test when entering The Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering and at the Jersey Mike's Arena.
  • There will be a security check at the stadium and the Jersey Mike's Arena. Please review the new Rutgers Athletics Bag Policy. Only clutches and wristlets no larger than 6.5"x 4.5" or clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags no larger than 12"x12"x6" will be allowed into the stadium and the RAC. Backpacks and large bags/purses are not permitted Learn more about allowable carry-in items.
  • Special Needs Seating Information at the Jersey Mike's Arena: Upon arrival at the Jersey Mike's Arena, limited handicapped seating is available. This section is on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one additional family member may sit in the special needs area with the handicap family member.. For questions related to special needs please contact 848-932-2469.
  • Services Animals: Service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are allowed at the ceremony. All other animals are prohibited from the School of Engineering Convocation and the University Commencement. Visit the ADA website for details.
  • Hearing Impaired: an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be provided at the Engineering Convocation on Friday May 13th only if you contact us at 848 445-8535.
  • Live Streaming Webcast: View the SoE Convocation online Click HERE


SoE Convocation

  • Special Needs Parking is available for guests and graduates who are unable to walk ½ mile or more in the Green and Yellow lots on Livingston campus.
  • There will be a Pull Up and Drop Off service for Special Needs for the School of Engineering event on Friday May 13th in the Green Lot area behind Henry's diner, there will be two shuttles; they will start picking individuals up 90 minutes prior to the ceremony start and 1 hour post ceremony
  • There are handicap parking spots indicated in the green lot, please have your DMV personal official handicap parking decal in the car for the parking attendants they will guide you to the area to park.
  • If you require a wheelchair for mobility, you must bring your own wheelchair.

University Commencement

  • To park on campus during University Commencement, May 15, 2022, graduates, and guests must have a special Commencement Parking Hangtag. Registration will be open March 21-April 18, 2022. Make sure to secure your Hangtag early.

Regalia and Honors Cords

Graduation photo 11.jpgSoE Convocation is just a few weeks away on Friday, May 13, 2022 at Jersey Mike's Arena. The University Commencement is slated for May 15, 2022 at SHI stadium. Academic regalia is required to participate in commencement and convocation ceremonies.

Rutgers–New Brunswick graduates can purchase regalia from Barnes and Noble Rutgers University Bookstore through the online store

•  Order online now thru March 4 to be delivered in store with no delivery charge.
•  Want to have it shipped to you?  Order online now thru April 22 with the ship to home option. Delivery charge will apply.
•  Purchase in store at the Barnes and Noble Somerset Street location beginning April 6.
•  Grad Fair will be held at Barnes and Noble in New Brunswick on April 6 &7 from 10am-6pm. Visit with representatives and see the selection of class rings, personalized announcements, diploma frames, and much more!


Please visit B100 to receive your honors cords - Offices are open for pick up Tuesdays thru Thursdays from 10:00am - 2:00pm starting 04/26/2022

Invitations, Programs & Diplomas

SoE Convocation invitations: Each student will be able to download a Digital Invitation or collect a printed paper invite (stay tuned where to pick up). NOTE: these are just announcements to the SoE ceremony, NOT tickets. No tickets are required. There is no limit on the number of guests on Friday May 13, 2022 at Jersey Mike's Arena.

Guests Coming from Another Country: If students have a guest coming from abroad and they require an invitation from Rutgers for visa/travel purposes, please email Dean Rosen ( with the information needed for the letter. In most cases, the guest's name and home address is provided.

Programs: Programs for parents and guests will be available upon arrival at the Jersey Mike's Arena

Diplomas at Graduation: The actual diploma is mailed from the Registrar. More diploma info.

Photography and Video Shout Outs

  • Graduation portrait images will be available as part of the Senior Activities on Friday May 13, 2022 - Please come and take photos with your friends and family in our photo booth in the Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering lobby from 11:00am - 2:00pm - 500 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway NJ 08854. GRADIMAGES will also take photos of you as you receive your diploma and cross the stage
  • You’ve worked hard and it’s time to celebrate your accomplishment!  Film Your Shout Out! Say Thank You: Record a shout-out to the people that have supported you throughout your college career—it might appear on the SHI stadium video board at Commencement! Filming dates are as follows: Grad Fair: April 7 12-3 p.m.  Winants Hall, 7 College Avenue, New Brunswick, Hot Dog Day: April 22 1-4 p.m., Red Lion Cafe, College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers Day: April 30 Scott Hall on Voorhees Mall.

Department Award Festivities


AEROSPACE ENGINEERING 12:00 - 2:00pm Location: Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, Room 105
BIO-ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Monday, May 16, 2022.  The reception will be held at the Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Building, 14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901Department Celebrations.png
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING 12:00 - 1:00pm Location: Biomedical Engineering Building, Room 102
CHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING 1:00 - 2:00pm Location: Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, Room 111 & patio
CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 12:15 - 1:15pm Location: Richard Weeks hall of Engineering, Room 102
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING 1:00 - 2:00pm Location: Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, Room 211
INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 12:00 - 1:00pm Location: Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, Room 211
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 11:30 - 12:30pm Location Center for Ceramics Lobby
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 12:00 - 2:00pm Location: Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, Room 105
PACKAGING ENGINEERING 12:15 - 1:15pm Location: Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, Room 206

Parent FAQs

Celebrate your child's achievements during the School of Engineering Convocation on May 13, 2022 and the 256 Anniversary University Commencement on May 15, 2022.