Undergraduate - Newark Commencement

Date Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time 9:00 a.m.
Location Prudential Center
25 Lafayette St.
Newark, NJ 07102

For general Commencement information, please visit the Rutgers University-Newark Commencement website.

Filing for Graduation (Conferral of Degree)

Degrees are conferred by the university upon recommendation of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark and the Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark. Degrees are conferred at the annual commencement each May.

Diplomas and official transcripts are withheld if a student has a hold against his or her record.

It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that all the graduation requirements of the school, including certification of the major, have been fully met well before the expected date of graduation. Student records are officially closed upon graduation. A graduate cannot improve his or her cumulative grade-point average by completing work or taking additional courses after the degree has been conferred. Inquiries concerning graduation may be directed to your academic advisor at the Rutgers Business School: Newark Undergraduate Program Office, 1 Washington Park, Third Floor, Room 324.

Diploma application forms must be completed and submitted via the Online Diploma Application System by candidates for graduation as follows:

Degree Granted Application Deadline
August* February 16 - July 30
January August 15 - October 15
May November 1 - February 15

Unless the application is filed by the appropriate deadline, the degree is not conferred and graduation is delayed.

Diplomas are mailed approximately 2 months after graduation. If you completed a graduation/diploma application and included your diploma mailing address, there is no need to complete the Request to Mail Diploma form. However, if you need to update the diploma mailing address, please proceed with the Request to Mail Diploma form.>

*August graduates are invited to walk and participate in the May commencement ceremony. Students who would like to walk and participate in the May commencement ceremony must register for all final classes in the Summer, apply for August graduation, and submit a permission request form.

Please note: August graduates will not have their names printed in the commencement program, but they are welcome to participate and will have their names announced during the ceremony.

RBS Program Requirements

To graduate, students must complete a minimum of 120 credits:

  1. School of Arts and Sciences Newark Core Curriculum Requirements (School 21) (59 to 60 credits); and
  2. Pre-Eligibility Courses, Business Core Courses, Major requirements (57-69 credits); and
  3. Any free electives remaining to total at least 120 degree credits

Students must complete all RBS requirements with a grade “C” or better.

Residency Requirements

Rutgers Business School degree candidates must complete a minimum of 30 of the terminal 36 credits toward the degree at the college awarding the degree unless a student's curriculum specifically provides for instruction outside the university. In addition, a minimum of half the requirements of a major, second major, or minor must be completed at Rutgers University-Newark campus.

Graduating with Honors (Latin Honors)

Latin Honors will be awarded to graduates who have a cumulative Grade Point Average as follows:

honors scale
 3.500 - 3.699  Cum laude
 3.700 - 3.849  Magna cum laude
 3.850 - 4.000  Summa cum laude

Graduation Surveys

The RBS Office of Career Management obtains information from each graduating class for the purpose of continually improving all the processes contributing to the career development and placement of our students.

We are requesting your assistance in compiling an accurate and updated follow-up study. All information you provide will be kept confidential; only the summary tabulations of the responses will be shared with faculty and administrators.

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