Student in cap and gown at Commencement


Congratulations Class of 2022! Rutgers University—Camden’s commencement ceremonies & Rites of Passage celebration will take place at Waterfront Music Pavilion in Camden.

Tuesday May 17, 2022

Inaugural Rites of Passage Ceremony
10:00 a.m. – Noon
The first Inaugural Rites of Passage Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor Black and Latinx-identified students who through resolute persistence have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at Rutgers University—Camden.

The Graduate School, College of Arts and Sciences, University College:
6:30 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient and Speaker: Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project, Macarthur Genius, Winner of The National Magazine Award

Commencement Booklet >

Student smiling

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

School of Nursing—Camden: 9:00 a.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient and Speaker: The Honorable Judith M. Persichilli, R.N., B.S.N., M.A., Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Health

Rutgers Law: Noon
Speaker: The Honorable Stuart Rabner, Chief Justice New Jersey Supreme Court

Rutgers School of Business—Camden: 4:00 p.m.
No speaker selected at this time.

Please review the Waterfront Music Pavilion’s current health and safety protocols prior to visit.

Commencement Booklet >

Student assisting other student by putting on his cap
Student smiling
Student assisting other student by putting on his cap

Become a Scarlet Senior!

Join in and take part in the senior class tradition. Become a Scarlet Senior by making a gift to any area across Rutgers you find most meaningful—whether it be your school, a program, scholarships, emergency support, a specific program, and more.