Graduation marks a very important step toward your future as a distinguished Rutgers nurse. To honor your achievement, there will be two ceremonies: the Rutgers University Commencement Ceremony at High Point Stadium in New Brunswick, NJ, and the School of Nursing Convocation Ceremony at NJPAC in Newark, NJ.

Convocation offers a personalized closure to your nursing education here at Rutgers University. This page will provide additional details about both of these celebrations as we bring together family, friends, and colleagues to acknowledge your success before moving on to the next phase of your career.

2020 Convocation

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
10:00 a.m.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
1 Center St.
Newark, NJ 07102

Checklists for Graduates

January 2020 Grads
(Second Degree Program)

Newark Students
New Brunswick Students

May 2020 Graduates
(Traditional Program)

Newark Students
New Brunswick Students

Regalia Deadline

March 12, 2020

– Bachelor Package: $95
– Master Package: $115
– Doctoral Package: $155
– Doctoral Custom Package: $1,103

End of the Year Events

Graduation Kick-Off
Weds., April 22, 2020
Ackerson Hall

School of Nursing Picnic
Monday, May 4, 2020
Rutgers Gardens

Nurses Week
April 27 – May 4, 2020

EOF Dinner Banquet
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Senior Boat Cruise
Friday, May 15, 2020

Rutgers University Commencement
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Piscataway, NJ

Blackwood Celebration Dinner
Monday, May 18, 2020

Guests Traveling From Out of Country

  • If you have guests traveling from outside of the United States please email the following information:
    • Guest Name(s)
    • From what country are they traveling?

To plan your trip to Newark for dining and lodging, please visit

Contact Us

Student Services
Ackerson Hall, Suite 102
180 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102