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Commencement 2023

A Message from GradImages

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GradImages® is proud to support one of the biggest moments in a graduate’s life: walking across the stage and into the next chapter. With over 40 years of experience, we understand the importance of this moment and the desire to preserve these memories for a lifetime. Finding your graduate’s photos after the ceremony is easy. Visit www.GradImages.com to view and purchase photos.  You can use Rutgers University – Camden, Rutgers Camden, and Camden in the search field to find your photos.   If have any questions or concerns regarding your photos, please contact our Customer Service Department at (800) 261-2576, online at www.gradimages.com, or email ecc.giservice@gradimages.net. We have a large team of customer care representatives ready to help graduates and family members with anything they may need.

A Message From Chancellor Tillis

Order of Events

Monday, May 15

Each year it is Rutgers–Camden’s honor to celebrate the accomplishments of our outstanding graduates.  This year we are delighted to announce new commencement traditions for graduates and their loved ones that will take place on May 15, 2023, at the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion.

Rites of Passage Ceremony

Monday, May 15
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

Thank you for participating in the 2nd Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony. To relive the memories, visit here for a recording.

 

Rites of Passage

Graduation Picnic

Monday, May 15
1 – 3 p.m.
Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

Celebrate with your fellow grads and guests on the banks of the Delaware River on the lawn of the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion. The Graduation picnic will feature food trucks, music and Instragrammable backgrounds of the Philadelphia skyline, the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Battleship New Jersey.  The event is free for graduates and guests. Graduates can invite up to five guests. Registration is required.

Immediately following the picnic, student line up for the Rutgers—Camden Campus and Graduate School Commencement will begin in the Ben Franklin Lobby of the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion.  All students and their families are encouraged to attend!

Commencement Joy

Rutgers University–Camden and Graduate School Commencement   

Monday, May 15
4 – 6:30 p.m.
Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Dana Redd SBC’96
Former mayor of the City of Camden

Thank you for participating in the Rutgers University–Camden and Graduate School Commencement. To relive the memories, visit here for a recording.

The Honorable Dana Redd
Rites of Passage
Commencement Joy
The Honorable Dana Redd

Tuesday, May, 16

SCHOOL SPECIFIC COMMENCEMENT CONVOCATIONS

In addition to the Rutgers–Camden and Graduate School Commencement ceremony, each school hosts a separate ceremony for the students enrolled in that school. During those ceremonies, the student's name will be called and the student will walk across the stage. Seating is general admission for all ceremonies. There are no assigned seats. 

Rutgers School of Business–Camden

Tuesday, May 16
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Hartmann SBC’84
Founder of Elm Tree Communities and former president/CEO of Mohegan Sun

Thank you for participating in the Rutgers School of Business–Camden Ceremony. To relive the memories, visit here for a recording.

Jeff Hartman
Jeff Hartman

Rutgers Law School

Tuesday, May 16
12:30 - 2 p.m.
Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

Keynote Speaker: Sundeep Iyer
Director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights

Thank you for participating in the Rutgers Law School Ceremony. To relive the memories, visit here for a recording.

Sundeep Iyer

School of Nursing–Camden

Tuesday, May 16
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

Keynote Speaker: Shannon Patel
Consultant, Strategic Planning Initiatives, Quality Outcomes Management and Professional Practice Development

Thank you for participating in the School of Nursing–Camden Ceremony. To relive the memories, visit here for a recording.

Shannon Patel

Wednesday, May 17

SCHOOL SPECIFIC COMMENCEMENT CONVOCATIONS

For guests of graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences, which is the only school that distributes paper tickets, the number on your ticket does not guarantee a specific seat.

Camden College of Arts & Sciences and University College–Camden

Wednesday, May 17
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Victor Carstarphen
Mayor of the City of Camden

Thank you for participating in the Camden College of Arts & Sciences and University College–Camden Ceremony. To relive the memories, visit here for a recording.

Victor Carstarphen
Victor Carstarphen

New Traditions

Know Before You Go

How To Wear Your Commencement Regalia

Commencement Accessibility Information

For guests requiring accessibility accommodations, find more information here on accessible seating, interpreting services, services animals and more.  

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