Commencement is an exciting but hectic time! We urge graduating students to review important information about Rutgers University–Camden's Commencement 2017, including:
- Academic Regalia – scroll down to "Additional Information."
- Ceremony Speakers
- Graduating Student Reception, May 16 – Registration opens in April!
- Parking, Directions, and Shuttles
- Special Accommodations
- How to Apply for Graduation
- Graduation Certification Process
- Honors Graduates and Honor Societies
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Rutgers University–Camden has released new undergraduate requirements on January 3, 2017 that will apply to students entering in Fall 2017.
Beginning Fall 2017, Rutgers University–Camden Office of the Registrar has updated its graduation requirements to make them easier to understand and more clearly aligned with measurable learning goals. The updated requirements will allow students to transfer more easily from one school to another. Students who are currently enrolled or who enroll before Fall 2017 can choose to follow the updated requirements or to follow the requirements in place at the time of their enrollment. Learn more »
To be considered for graduation, students must submit the online diploma application through the Registrar’s Office. The application opens on January 2, 2017 and closes on April 1, 2017. 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.
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.