Registration and FAQ_ 2023

Graduates tossing their caps

Information to attend SAS Convocation! 

In order to personally recognize and accommodate all School of Arts and Sciences graduates, we will host ceremonies on May 16th at 9:00am, 2:00pm and 7:00pm. As a graduate, you will be asked to register for the ceremony you would like to attend –you can only register for one ceremony!

Log into Convocation registration site

If you choose to change your ceremony time, you will be able to do so in the same place you originally registered. Please note: you will not be able to switch into a ceremony once it is at capacity. 

Guest tickets will be issued. Each graduate will be permitted 4 guest tickets. If you lose your tickets, you can reprint them. Your guests MUST present these tickets to enter the venue. Click here for instructions to print your tickets.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this the same as 257th Anniversary Commencement?  No, the SAS Convocation is different than the 257th Annual University Commencement, which is on Sunday, May 14th. The 257th Anniversary Commencement ceremony will confer degrees on all New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences graduates but does not include individual student recognition.  Convocation events are school-specific and will recognize graduates individually by name.

Do I need to register for parking for the SAS Convocation? No. Parking will be available in the Yellow and Green lots near the Jersey Mike's Arena.

How many guests can I bring? Do I need to register them? In order to accommodate all SAS graduates and their families and friends, graduates are limited to 4 guests. Guest names do not need to be registered, but tickets will be issued and must be presented upon entry to the ceremony. Anyone attending who will be in a seat will need a ticket.

What’s an RUWalking Card and how do I get it?  The RUWalking card is used to identify individual graduates as names are called when crossing the stage.  A link to access your RUWalking card will be sent to your Rutgers email address closer to the event date.

Where do I get regalia? Regalia can be ordered online here by April 17th.

Do I need to attend the 257th Anniversary Commencement and the SAS Convocation? No. You may choose to attend both or whichever ceremony you prefer. 

If my major is through another school (SCI, SMLR, Bloustein, etc.), do I attend their celebration or the SAS Convocation? You may choose to attend both or whichever ceremony you prefer. 


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