School of Engineering Graduation Ceremony for Undergraduate Students*
Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center (the RAC), Livingston Campus
Date: Friday May 17, 2019
Line up: 3:15 *DO NOT BE LATE*
Ceremony begins: promptly at 4:00pm, lasting ~2 hours
At this event, every Graduating Senior will walk across the stage as their name is called. Seniors will shake hands with SOE Deans and Faculty. A professional photographer will be there to capture these moments.
By participating in the School of Engineering convocation ceremony, you are expected to stay for its entirety.
*Note: Graduate students have a separate ceremony through the Graduate School of New Brunswick.
Step A: Student Shout Outs - You can record a special message that will be played graduation day: http://commencement.rutgers.edu/steps-to-commencement#step6
Step B: Announcements - Each student will be able to download a digital announcement from this page starting TBD. NOTE: these are just announcements to the SOE ceremony, NOT tickets. There is no limit on the number of guests.
For questions about Univesity Commencement on Sunday in the stadium, see commencement.rutgers.edu.
Step C: Guests coming from another country - If you have a guest coming from abroad and they require an invitation from Rutgers for visa/travel purposes, please email Dean Prendergast (Lprend@rutgers.edu) with the information needed for the letter. In most cases, the guest's name and home address is provided.
Step D: Honors Cords (3.2+ gpa as of the fall) - will be available for pick up from B100 (4/15/19). SOE is giving them to you for FREE. Honors announced at the ceremony do NOT include spring grades (there is no time to confirm spring grades for the ceremony). Your diploma and transcript will have the final honors including spring grades.
Step E: Regalia - Regalia can be purchased at Barnes & Noble located at 100 Somerset Street, New Brunswick or at the one day Grad Fair April 24 & 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 6:00pm. Order on line February 15 - April 27, 2019 for pick up in store begining April 24 or for delivery directly to your home (MUST order by April 27). NO Regalia sold on day of graduation at the RAC or Stadium.
Step G: There will be a security check at the Louis Brown Athletic Center - ATTENTION: NO BALLOONS ARE ALLOWED IN THE LOUIS BROWN ATHLETIC CENTER
Step H: Programs - Programs for parents and guests will be available as they arrive prior to the start of the ceremony. Graduates will have programs at their seats.
Step I: Diplomas at graduation - At graduation, when you walk across the stage, you will be handed a certificate. The actual diploma is mailed from the Registrar. More diploma info.
Step J: Pictures - a professional photographer, GradImages, will take pictures as the graduates walk across the stage and another in front of a backdrop. Pre-register with Grad Images.
**Directly after the ceremony, photographers with GradImages will be available at [insert location] to take pictures with graduates and family members. These photographers will be wearing RED VESTS for easy recognition. The images they capture after the ceremony will be available online along with the images they capture of each graduate during the ceremony.**
Step K: Academic Requirements
Step L: AWARD CEREMONIES - Awardees will receive an invitation to the days festivities begining at 10:00am at Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering.
Step M: University Commencement (the ceremony for all students at RU) is at 10:00am in the stadium on Sunday May 19, 2019. At this ceremony graduates from all schools and all campuses come together in a culminating celebration where the president of the university confers all degrees. More information about University Commencement. If attending University Commencement graduates must wear their regalia, arrive by 9:00am and head to the marshaling area, in the south end of the stadium.