Ceremony Information

School of Engineering Convocation ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019.

University Commencement is at 10:00am in the stadium on Sunday May 19, 2018. 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.

At the School of Engineering Convocation Ceremony (in the RAC at 4:00pm)undergraduate SOE students walk across the stage as their individual names are called to receive their diploma. Additional information is below. Note: Graduate students have a separate ceremony through the Graduate School of New Brunswick.

School of Engineering Convocation Ceremony
Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center (the RAC), Livingston Campus
Line up:3:15 *DO NOT BE LATE*
Ceremony begins: promptly at 4:00pm, lasting ~2 hours

GRADUATING SENIORS:  Every Graduating Senior will walk across the stage as their name is read. Seniors will shake hands with SOE Deans and Faculty. A professional photographer will be there to capture these moments.

  • Student Shout Outs: You can record a special message that will be played graduation day: http://commencement.rutgers.edu/steps-to-commencement#step6
  • Invitations/Announcements:  Each student will be able to pick up 5 FREE paper announcements from B100 starting TBD. Invitations are for keepsake and for time/date info. These invitations are NOT required for entrance into the SOE ceremony. NOTE: these inivitations are NOT tickets to the University Commencement ceremony in the stadium. For questions about UC, see commencement.rutgers.edu. Honors Cords (3.2+ gpa as of the fall): will be available for pick up from B100 (TBD). SOE is giving them to you for FREE. Honors announcement at the ceremony does 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.
  • Regalia - Regalia can be purchased at Barnes & Noble  located at 100 Somerset Street, New Brunswick or at the one day Grad Fair TBA. NO Regalia sold on day of graduation at the RAC or Stadium.
  • Parking, Shuttling and Getting Around
  • There will be a security check at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.  - ATTENTION: NO BALLOONS ARE ALLOWED IN THE LOUIS BROWN ATHLETIC CENTER -
  • 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.
  • 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.  
  • Pictures: a professional photographer, GradImages, will take pictures as the graduates walk across the stage and another behind 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.**
  • Academic Requirements 
  • Departmental Receptions: The various departments of the School of Engineering will schedule receptions for their graduates and guests on TBD. Invitations with details will be sent by each department.
  • Senior Send-off: This will be held TBD under a tent in the Engineering Quad. To RSVP click HERE.