School of Nursing Convocation

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
10:00am – NJPAC
1 Center St, Newark, NJ


Loretta Sweet Jemmott (PhD, RN, FAAN) is the vice president for health equity at Drexel University and a professor at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions. She joined Drexel in 2015 after retiring from a successful 20-year tenure at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is one of the nation’s foremost health promotion researchers in HIV/AIDS prevention with an outstanding track record of evidenced-based interventions and over $150 million in federal funding. Read more.

Also… Save the date for University Commencement on Sunday, May 12, 2024 at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, NJ starting at 10 a.m. – View Details

Information for Class of 2024

(August 2023, October 2023, January 2024, and May 2024 Graduates)

Checklists for Graduates

January 2024 Graduates
(Second-Degree Program)
Apply for graduation by January 15th
View Checklist

May 2024 Graduates
(Traditional and Second-Degree Program)
Apply for graduation by March 1st 
View Checklist

Graduate Degrees
(DNP, Masters and PMC)
January 2024 Graduates –  Apply for graduation by November 1st


  • Deadline to order regalia for Newark Campus Bookstore pick-up: March 28, 2024
  • Deadline to order regalia for shipping-to-home option: April 13, 2024

RSVP for Convocation

ADA Accommodations

Students who have guests requiring ADA Accommodations must email by May 10th.

Contact Us

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

Transitioning from Student to Alumni

Let’s not say goodbye. How about see you later? After graduation, we encourage you to keep in touch with us by being part of the SON Alumni Association, Check out the job board, or keep us updated on your accomplishments for our newsletters.

Update My Info and MoreWe want to stay in touch with you, but you’re going to have to meet us halfway.  Click here to update your contact information, share personal or professional news, and sign up to get a print copy of Rutgers Magazine.

Welcome to the RUAA! – Your Rutgers journey is just beginning – because now you’re part of a powerful alumni network with more than 500,000 members living around the world.  When you stay Scarlet Forever by connecting with the university and keeping up with your friends and classmates, you’re unstoppable.

Things to know.

  • CONNECT accounts (Email, Onedrive, etc.) are locked 2-3 weeks after graduation, but you can keep a Rutgers Scarletmail address as an alumni. You may want to set automated replies or retain other info BEFORE your account is locked – View instructions.

Photos and video from prior graduations

Check out our YouTube channel and Flickr Albums for media from prior years.