Commencement Ceremonies for Class of 2020
he photos and audio clips you submitted, as well as remarks from school representatives and our incredibly apt keynote speaker, Commissioner of Health for New Jersey, Ms. Judith Persichilli, RN, BSN, MA. While this virtual celebration cannot take the place of a traditional ceremony, we hope you will spread the word to family and friends, who can cheer you on safely from their homes. We also hope you will return to campus for a proper send off on Friday, December 4, 2020 in the Gordon Theater. Congrats Class of 2020!
We are pleased to announce a rescheduled in-person ceremony will occur in December 2020 in the Walter K. Gordon Theater on our campus.
We have received many inquiries about academic regalia. To purchase regalia visit here. For regalia refunds, please contact Commencement Specialists, Herff Jones College Division, at 1-800-837-4235.
For commencement questions, email RUCamdenCommencement@rutgers.edu.
For academic questions, email your advisor through SNC-CARES.
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Congratulations Class of 2020!
Commencement is an exciting but hectic time! Please review the important information below:
- Academic Regalia
- How to Apply for Graduation
- Graduation Certification Process for Nursing Students
- Honors Graduates and Honor Societies
- Rutgers University Alumni Association
- Scarlet Seniors Giving Campaign
The expected dress (regalia) is the cap, gown and hood. Commencement 2020 regalia will be available for sale in the University District Bookstore.
The University District Bookstore cannot take phone orders. If you cannot go to store, order your regalia online.
To be considered for graduation, students must submit the online diploma application through the Registrar’s Office. Students are reminded to check their class year, major(s), and minor(s) for accuracy. If any of these need to be corrected, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (856) 225-6053.
- May graduation: January 2 – March 1 (subject to change)
- October graduation: June 1 – August 15
- January graduation: September 1 – December 19
Please contact your advisor in our SNC-CARES department, who oversees the graduation certification process.
The Rutgers University Board of Governors confers degrees in May, upon the recommendation of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden faculty. In order to graduate, students must meet the following degree conditions:
Earn a minimum of 30 of the final 42 credits as a regularly enrolled undergraduate at Rutgers Camden including 12 credits in the major.
Complete at least 124 credits with a cumulative average of 2.0 or be in good academic standing as defined by the School of Nursing-Camden policy.
Fulfill all requirements for the Nursing major.
Discharge all academic, disciplinary, and financial obligations to the university.
Students must indicate minors on their online diploma application. Students must contact the Registrar’s Office to have minors noted correctly on their academic record. A student's minor department will approve their minor, and student's are advised to make an appointment with their minor department advisor.
What happens if degree requirements are not met?
- Individuals who have not met their requirements for graduation will be notified by phone or email.
- Students who are ineligible to graduate based on their grades will be notified by phone or email.
Students who received a Federal Loan while at Rutgers are required to complete an Exit Interview, which can be completed on-line at www.studentaid.rutgers.edu. Failure to complete this requirement will result in a financial hold placed on the student's transcript. To obtain a complete listing of all Federal loans received at Rutgers and any other school, visit www.nslds.ed.gov
Special Note: October and January Graduates
All graduates of the Rutgers School of Nursing Camden are encouraged to attend commencement in May where diplomas will be awarded. Graduates who will not be attending commencement may request their diploma be mailed to them using the online diploma application.
Students may graduate with honors if they complete a minimum of 45 credits at Rutgers University as a matriculated student and if they earn a cumulative grade point averages of:
- Cum Laude– 3.50
- Magna Cum Laude – 3.75
- Summa Cum Laude – 3.90
Honors classifications are determined at the end of the student’s last semester. These averages are precise; there is no rounding up. Honors graduates may purchase red cords from the Barnes and Noble Bookstore to wear at commencement. Honors designations are noted on the diploma, the transcript, and the commencement program.
A selection of qualified students for all honors societies is made based on the student's academic standing in February of the relevant academic year.
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Honor Society holds an induction ceremony towards the end of the spring semester. Please review STTI induction criteria for Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden undergraduate and graduate students.
Athenaeum – College and Arts and Sciences, School of Business- Camden, and School of Nursing-Camden members are elected from among the best scholars in the upper classes. Membership is limited to seniors who have earned at least 60 credits at the college with a cumulative grade-point average of no less than 3.5 and juniors who have earned at least 75 credits at the college with a cumulative grade-point average of no less than 3.7.
All Rutgers University graduates are automatically members of the Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA), the university-wide organization of more than 461,000 alumni. There are no membership dues to pay and no forms to complete. Visit Ralumni.com for information on programs and benefits and to keep your contact information updated. Graduates of Rutgers University–Camden are also members of the Rutgers University–Camden Alumni Association (RUCAA), a chartered group of the RUAA. Contact RUCAA at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rutgerscamdenalumni.com for information on how you can get involved with this active group of proud alumni.