Student in cap and gown at Commencement


Congratulations Class of 2022! Rutgers University–Camden’s commencement ceremonies and Rites of Passage celebration will take place at Freedom Mortgage 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–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.