Undergraduate - New Brunswick Convocation


2024 with a graduation cap


It’s time to celebrate this very significant accomplishment. Be sure to join the graduation festivities in recognition of your achievement, as proud family, friends, faculty, and staff cheer you on.

Graduation comprises of two significant events to celebrate your achievement: The Rutgers Business School convocation and the Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences convocation at SHI Stadium. At the first event, you will join your business school graduating class, walk across the stage, and receive individual recognition. The second ceremony is where all the Rutgers schools celebrate together. We hope you will plan to participate in both ceremonies for the whole experience.


Rutgers Business School New Brunswick Convocation

Thursday, May 9, 2024
Time – 3:00-5:30 pm
Place - Jersey Mike’s Arena (formerly known as the RAC)
Livingston Campus
Doors open: 1:30pm
Faculty Line up: 2:15pm

Please note that the May 9th convocation will take approximately 2.5 hours, so plan accordingly. Out of respect for all graduates, graduates will not be permitted to leave early. You should remain seated until the conclusion of the ceremony.

Seniors who have completed their degree requirements in January 2024 or will be completing their degree requirements in May 2024 or August 2024 are permitted to walk in the RBS Convocation on May 9, 2024.

Registration for Convocation

Registration for the May 9, 2024 convocation will close Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 11:59 pm. Graduating seniors have been sent several emails from Marching Order to register for the RBS convocation/graduation. A completed online registration form through Marching Order is required to attend the ceremony, add tickets (4 max), include a message/photo for display on the jumbotron, and confirm the pronunciation of your name. 

Please note that the RBS ceremony will last approximately 2.5 hours, so please plan accordingly. Graduates will not be permitted to leave during the ceremony. Leaving before the end of the ceremony disrupts those families whose candidates have not yet been acknowledged. Please return to your seat after you have been recognized. Graduates are encouraged to use the restroom before the start of the ceremony.


Arrival Information

The doors to Jersey Mike’s Arena will open at approximately 1:30 pm. When graduates arrive, they should proceed down the North and South hallways toward the back of the arena and proceed down the stairs to the student graduate seats on the floor level. Graduates must check in with their corresponding major to receive their personalized graduation card from an RBS marshal before being seated according to their first major.

After the speeches are concluded, graduates will approach the platform with their fellow classmates in their major. Once each graduate’s name is called, they will walk across the stage and receive their RBS diploma folder.

Diploma Information

Diplomas are not given out at the RBS Convocation Ceremony. Click here to access the Online Diploma Application.

Diplomas will be mailed to the address listed on your diploma application approximately 6-8 weeks after graduation.


Students can bring up to four (4) guests. Regrettably, we cannot provide more than four tickets per graduate due to the arena's capacity constraints and our commitment to prioritizing your safety. Graduates will be allowed to distribute electronic tickets to a maximum of 4 guests through the registration process on Marching Orders. Entrance to the convocation will be granted solely to guests who possess tickets. 


Graduating with Honors

College Honors cords will be available to students with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or above as of the Fall 2023 semester. No exceptions will be made. See below for pick up schedule.

students ringing bell


Student Regalia

Regalia sales are through Barnes & Noble only! All students who plan to participate on the field at the stadium during Commencement and/or in individual school convocation ceremonies must wear academic regalia, consisting of a cap, gown, and hood.

Purchase now

Purchase regalia in-store OR pick up online orders at Barnes & Noble on Somerset Street beginning April 4. Regalia will be available at Barnes and Noble starting April 4, 2024, while supplies last. 
Grad Fair will be held at Barnes & Noble on April 4 & 5 from 10 am-6 pm. Join in the festivities, come for a complimentary professional headshot, and meet with representatives to purchase class rings, diploma frames, personalized announcements and more!

Mandatory Student Surveys

Your feedback matters! As you prepare to embark on your next chapter after graduation, we kindly request your participation in two important surveys. Your insights will help us to continually improve.

Completing these surveys is not only an opportunity to reflect on your academic journey but also a chance to shape the experiences of future students. 

Please keep an eye on your Rutgers email account (@scarletmail.rutgers.edu or @rutgers.edu) for the surveys. We understand that emails can sometimes end up in spam folders, so be sure to check there too. Your time and input are invaluable to us. Thank you in advance for your participation in this. 


Parking is available on Livingston Campus and is free. The Green and Yellow lots provide parking close to the Arena.

RBS Convocation Handicap drop-off/parking:

Please use the Green Lot, accessible through Hospital Road from Avenue E, for handicap drop-off area and accessible parking spaces. Handicap spaces are first come, first served.

Handicap Seating

There will be handicapped seating available in Jersey Mike’s Arena during the RBS Convocation. No reservations are necessary. Please look for the signage for handicapped seating on the first level.


Professional photographers from Pro Pics Photography will take pictures of each student on stage during the RBS Convocation ceremony. Individual photos will be taken once the student exits the stage area, and each graduate will be allowed to purchase packages. RBS is not affiliated with any other outside photography vendors. If you intend to take photos through a different photography vendor, make sure you are wearing the Rutgers Business School cap and gown (black with a red panel down the front center, black cap, red & black tassel). Senior pictures are not mandatory.

Graduation Name Cards and Honor Cord Pick Up

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming pick-up dates. The graduation name card is essential for announcing your names/major on graduation day and proudly displaying your honor designation if applicable.

Below is the schedule for pick-up. If you are unable to make any of these dates, please visit the Undergraduate Office (1st floor suite) during regular office hours 
from 9:00 AM-  to 5:00 PM on Mon, 5/6, 5/7, or 5/8 (there will be NO pickup on graduation day).

Pick Up Schedule

  • Monday, 4/29: 9 am - 3 pm on the 5th Floor Lounge
  • Tuesday, 4/30: 9 am - 3 pm on the 2nd Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, 5/1: 9 am - 3 pm on the 2nd Floor Lounge
  • Saturday, 5/4: 9 am - 2 pm in the Undergraduate Office (if overcrowding, it will move to the 2nd Floor Lounge)

Jersey Mike’s Arena Policies 

The ceremony will be live-streamed for your guests to view from the comfort of their homes. 

The live streaming link will go live at 3:00pm on Thursday, May 9th, 2024

Live stream

Please continue to check the event website for the most up-to-date information.

Any Questions? Please contact, rbs_graduation_nb@business.rutgers.edu