Ceremony Information

School of Engineering Graduation Ceremony for Undergraduate Students*

Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center (the RAC), Livingston Campus
Date: Friday May 15, 2020
Lineup: 2:45 *DO NOT BE LATE*
Ceremony begins: promptly at 3:30 pm, 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.

Checklist #8A: Student Shout Outs - You can record a special message that will be played graduation day: http://commencement.rutgers.edu/steps-to-commencement#step6

Checklist #8B: Announcements -  Each student can download a Digital Announcement. NOTE: these are just announcements to the SOE ceremony, NOT tickets. No tickets required. There is no limit on the number of guests. For questions about Univesity Commencement on Sunday in the stadium, see commencement.rutgers.edu.

Checklist #8C: 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.

Checklist #8D: Honors Cords (3.2+ Cgpa as of April 1st), orange in color, will be available for pick up from B100 (4/15/20-5/14/20). 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 before the ceremony). Your diploma and transcript will have the final honors including spring grades. More Honors information.

Checklist #8E: Regalia - Regalia can be purchased at Barnes & Noble  located at 100 Somerset Street, New Brunswick or at the one day Grad Fair April 2020 - 10:00am to 6:00pm. Order on line TBA for pick up in store begining April or for delivery directly to your home (MUST order by TBA). NO Regalia sold on day of graduation at the RAC or Stadium.

Checklist #8F: Parking, Shuttling and Getting Around - Needs & Disabilities

Checklist #8G: There will be a security check at the Louis Brown Athletic Center - ATTENTION: NO BALLOONS ARE ALLOWED IN THE LOUIS BROWN ATHLETIC CENTER

Checklist #8H: 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.

Checklist #8I: 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.  

Checklist #8J: 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
**Prior to the ceremony, from 10am to 2pm (see Award Ceremonies, Step L), photographers with GradImages will be available at Richard Weeks Hall 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.**

Checklist #8K: Departmental Award Ceremonies & Senior Sendoff Celebrations - Graduates will receive an electronic invitation to the day's festivities begining at 10:00am on Friday May 15th at Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering. Please go HERE for parking details.

Checklist #8L: University Commencement (the ceremony for all students at RU) is at 10:00am in the stadium on Sunday May 17, 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.

Checklist #8M: Back to Main Checklist Requirements