Graduation Information

Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden Graduation Information 2020

STATUS UPDATE: Commencement Ceremonies

Due to public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rutgers has canceled all events scheduled through the end of May, including commencement ceremonies. The university is working to identify and explore alternate ways to celebrate the Class of 2020. Details will be provided as they become available.  Your ideas on ways our campus community might best celebrate graduation this year are valued. Please share them at:

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. 

Academic inquiries should be directed to your advisor through SNC-CARES


We congratulate the Class of 2020!

Commencement is an exciting but hectic time! Please review the important information below:

Academic Regalia

The expected dress (regalia) is the cap, gown and hood.  Commencement 2020 regalia will be available for sale in the University District Bookstore. Visit the Grad Fair at the University District Bookstore March 23 – 25, 2020 and check out grad products.
The University District Bookstore cannot take phone orders. If you cannot go to store, order your regalia online.

Parking, Directions, and Shuttles

Free parking is available at the lots adjacent to the BB&T Pavilion, on campus, and at the Camden County Parking Deck.  Those who park on campus or at the Camden County Parking Deck will be able to utilize shuttles to take them to the BB&T Pavilion. More information, including directions to the center, is available at

Special Accommodations for Graduates and Guests

Graduating students and guests who require special assistance such as wheelchair access must register online.  Registration information will be provided in April. Visit to register and for additional information.

Commencement Live Stream

This live stream is currently not available.

Live video of the 2020 Commencement will be available at this live stream site approximately 10 minutes before the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden commencement ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m. on May 20, 2020. Please see this link for additional information on Commencement including the dates and times of each ceremony.

Please check back at the appropriate time to watch live. The live stream will start approximately 10 minutes before the ceremony begins.

Commencement Photography

GradImages is the official photographer for Rutgers University–Camden’s commencement ceremonies. Your proofs will be ready to view online as soon as 48 hours after the ceremony. If you have any questions after the ceremony about your photos, please contact the GradImages customer service department at 800-261-2576 or

To notify you when your images are available, GradImages sends emails, mails paper proofs, and you may opt for text message notifications. Your information is never shared and privacy is guaranteed. Pre-registering will confirm your contact information to provide your complimentary proofs as quickly as possible and you'll save 20% on any order of $50 or more. To pre-register for your commencement proofs, please visit There is no obligation to order photos.

Graduating Student Reception

The Office of the Chancellor, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Rutgers University Alumni Association–Camden will also host a Graduating Student Reception in May.  This event is for graduating students only, and will give you the change to enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast to celebrate your achievements.  Registration will open in April.

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 (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.

Graduation Certification Process for Nursing Students

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:

  1. Earn a minimum of 30 of the final 42 credits as a regularly enrolled undergraduate at Rutgers Camden including 12 credits in the major.

  2. 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.

  3. Fulfill all requirements for the Nursing major.

  4. 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.
Financial Aid

Students who received a Federal Loan while at Rutgers are required to complete an Exit Interview, which can be completed on-line at 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

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.

Rutgers Honors Graduates and Honor Societies

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.

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.

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.

Rutgers University Alumni Association

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 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 or visit for information on how you can get involved with this active group of proud alumni.