Commencement Information

Congratulations Nursing Class of 2023!

Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden celebrates you as you prepare for graduation!

August 2022, October 2022, and January 2023 graduates are invited to walk in our May 2023 Campus-wide Ceremony, events, and Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden’s Commencement Convocation.

Rutgers University—Camden’s Rites of Passage Ceremony, Graduation Picnic and Campus-wide Commencement Ceremony will take place at Freedom Mortgage Music Pavilion in Camden as follows:



Monday, May 15, 2023

  • Rites of Passage Ceremony:
    10:00 a.m. – Noon
    Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
    The 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.

  • Graduation Picnic:
    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

  • Rutgers—Camden Campus and Graduate School Commencement:
    4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
    We invite all undergraduate and graduate level graduates, as well as their families, to attend!

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

  • Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden Commencement Convocation:
    Names will be read at this ceremony and graduates will have the opportunity to walk across the stage.
    4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
    *Tickets will not be required for the Nursing Convocation. Students should plan to arrive at 2:30 p.m. Additional instructions will be sent to graduating students closer to the ceremonies. 

Freedom Mortgage Music Pavilion (formerly BB&T Pavilion)
1 Harbor Boulevard, Camden, NJ 08103
Parking: City of Camden Parking Authority:
Lot 1, South Delaware Avenue, Camden, NJ 08103
Lot 33, 537-549 2nd Street, Camden, NJ 08103


 Commencement Information for Students and Guests

Freedom Mortgage Pavilion (formally called the Waterfront Music Pavilion) - 1 Harbour Blvd, Camden, NJ 08103

Arrival Times
- Students must arrive to the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion at 2:30 PM.
- Guests may enter Freedom Mortgage Pavilion starting at 3:30 PM.
Guests may park in either lot listed below. Parking will be at no cost to guests.
Freedom Mortgage Pavilion- Lot 1 
South Delaware Avenue
Camden, NJ 08103
Freedom Mortgage Pavilion– Lot 33
537-549 2nd Street
Camden NJ 08103

 Academic Regalia

Academic regalia and other commencement items are now available for purchase.  Shop online at or visit the University District Bookstore located at 601 Cooper St, Camden, NJ 08102.
Cap & Gown order deadlines:
- In-store Pick Up: March 24, 2023
- Ship-to-Home: April 14, 2023 (shipping fees apply)
You may also visit the University District Bookstore and buy in-person from 3/7/23 - 5/17/23.
Please note:
- Honors cords are not available until academic units calculate honors closer to the graduation date. In order to be eligible to purchase honor cords, Bookstore associates will check if your name appears on honor listing that have been provided to the University District Bookstore by academic units.
- Several student groups and organizations give their members special cords, stoles and sashes. These are not for sale at the University District Bookstore. 
For more information contact our HJ grad specialist: 
Chris Urban at 215-245-1142 or

How to Apply for Graduation

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.

  Application Periods: 
  • May Graduation: January 2 – March 1
  • 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.

Graduation Certification Process for Nursing Students

Graduation Requirements

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 may contact the Registrar’s Office to have minors noted correctly on their academic record. Contact Students must indicate minors on their online diploma application.  A student's minor department will approve their minor, and student's are advised to meet with this advisor.

What happens if degree requirements are not met?

Students who have not met their requirements for graduation/ineligible to graduate based on their grades will be notified by phone or email.

Financial Aid

Any student who received a Federal Loan while at Rutgers University - Camden are required to complete an “Exit Interview”. *Failure to complete this will place a financial hold on the student’s transcript. Complete the “Exit Interview” here: 

Special Note: October and January Graduates

All graduates of the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden are encouraged to attend commencement in May. Graduates who will not be attending commencement may request their diploma be mailed to them using the online diploma application.

Rutgers Honors Graduates and Honor Societies


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. 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 Cords

Honors students must purchase their cords in-store at the University District Bookstore for $15. Honors cords cannot be purchased online.

Or visit the University District Bookstore at:
601 Cooper St. Camden, NJ 08102
M-T 8:00am-5:30pm
F 8:00am-3:00pm

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

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 Nursing Honor Society holds an induction ceremony towards the end of the spring semester. Please review for Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden undergraduate and graduate students.

    Induction Ceremony: DATE TBD

Diploma Pickup Information

May diplomas will be available by the beginning of July. Students are able to have their diplomas mailed, or to have them held for pickup at the Rutgers University - Camden One Stop Student Services Center (One Stop). If selecting the mailing option, please log in to the Rutgers Personal Information Page and click on the "Address Update" tab to verify your address on file is correct. If your mailing address needs to be updated, please email

Any student with a financial hold over $100 will have to resolve their hold in order to receive their diploma.

August, October, and January graduates who did not elect to have their diplomas mailed are able to pick up their diplomas at any time, including the day of their graduation ceremony, at the One Stop.  

Should you have any questions or issues, please feel free to email the Office of the Registrar at

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits for the Class of 2023

 Photographers from Prestige Photography by Lifetouch will be on campus from 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. as follows:  

  1.  December 12-14, 2022: Campus Center, Lower Level, Executive Meeting Room
  2.    March 27- March 31, 2023: Campus Center, Lower Level, West BC Conference Room

  3.    April 11-13, 2023: Campus Center, Lower Level, West BC Conference Room

Schedule your appointment at, entering school code 34

When you schedule your appointment, you will receive complete information on how to prepare for your sitting. Don’t forget that you can use these portraits for your Professional Networking and Job Search sites. 

Don’t miss out on capturing this once in a lifetime achievement.


Scarlet Seniors 

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. Visit for more information.


Rutgers University Alumni Association

All Rutgers 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 for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How many tickets does each student get for commencement?
A: At this time, tickets will not be required for the Nursing Convocation. Please contact with questions.
Q: What happens if degree requirements are not met?
A: Individuals who have not met their requirements or who are ineligible for graduation will be notified by phone or email.
Q: When will the pinning ceremony be held?
A: The pinning ceremony for nursing students will be held simultaneously during the commencement ceremony.
Q: What if my family needs to apply for a VISA to attend commencement?
A: Any concerns regarding VISA's, please email Students should first check with their embassy or consulate to determine what information they will need for their guests. Most embassies/consulates request guest's full legal name, sex, DOB, and relationship to the student. Students must provide Diana Keough with all the required information, along with the name and address of the embassy/consulate to reduce the chance of rejection.
Q: When do I recieve my diploma?
A: Diplomas will not be given out at graduation. Students are able to have their diplomas mailed, or to have them held for pickup at the Rutgers University - Camden One Stop Student Services Center (One Stop). If selecting the mailing option, please log in to the Rutgers Personal Information Page and click on the "Address Update" tab to verify your address on file is correct. If your mailing address needs to be updated, please email
Q: What are the COVID-19 protocols for the Commencement  Ceremony at the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion?
A: As of now, the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion is not requiring proof of vaccination or testing for guests.

For additional information, you can also visit the Campus Commencement website: 


For further questions, please contact