Graduation Information

Congratulations Nursing Class of 2022!

In recognition of the essential role of nursing education during the pandemic, and in celebration of its historic and continuing inspiration to nurses everywhere, the National League for Nursing has announced 2022 as the Year of the Nurse Educator. Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden celebrates you as you prepare for graduation!

Rutgers University - Camden’s Commencement and Ceremonies will take place at the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion (formally called the Waterfront Music Pavilion) in Camden as follows:

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. – Noon - First Inaugural Rites of Passage Ceremony

This pre-commencement celebration will honor Black and Latinx-identified students who have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 9:00 am - RSNC Commencement Ceremony

*August 2021, October 2021, and January 2022 graduates are invited to walk in the May 2022 Commencement ceremony.


 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 7:30 AM.
- Guests may enter Freedom Mortgage Pavilion starting at 8:30 AM.
 
Parking
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
 

 Commencement Livestream Recording

 
Please visit the following link to watch the Rutgers Univeristy-School of Nursing Camden Commencement Ceremony on May 18th at 9:00am.
 
 

 Academic Regalia

How to purchase regalia (Cap, gown, and hood):

Visit the University District Bookstore and buy in-person up from 3/30/22 – 5/18/22.

 Costs:
- Bachelors - $107.00
- Masters - $115.00
- Doctorate - $135.00
 
*Herff Jones is running a few days behind on home ship deliveries, but has assured us all regalia will be shipped and arrive before commencement day. In some cases your cap, gown and tassel may arrive separately from your academic hood. But all items will be shipped in time for commencement. Herff Jones sincerely apologizes for any delays.*
 

 Graduation Celebrations

 
Graduating Student Reception!
Monday, May 16th - 4:00pm-6:00pm
Rutgers University-Camden Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
 
Join graduates across Rutgers-Camden to celebrate and socialize with a toast, dancing, games, a photo area, giveaways, food, and drinks. This is also an opportunity for the Rutgers University Alumni Association to welcome you into the worldwide network of over half a million Rutgers alumni!
 
To learn more and register, go to www.RAlumni.com/GraduatingStudent22
 

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

Questions?

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.

Minors

Students may contact the Registrar’s Office to have minors noted correctly on their academic record. Contact camreg@camden.rutgers.edu. 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: https://scarlethub.rutgers.edu/financial-services/types-of-aid/loans/exit-counseling/ 

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

Requirements

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
856-968-1200 
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: Thursday May 5, 2022
 

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 camreg@camden.rutgers.edu

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 camreg@camden.rutgers.edu

 
 

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 https://camdenseniors.rutgers.edu/pages/home-2230 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 https://alumni.rutgers.edu/ for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How many tickets does each student get for commencement?
A: At this time, the School of Nursing is following the standard for about 10-15 tickets per student. Please contact @rusnc-media@camden.rutgers.edu 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 diana.keough@camden.rutgers.edu. 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 camreg@camden.rutgers.edu
 
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: https://www.camden.rutgers.edu/commencement 

 

For further questions, please contact rusnc-media@camden.rutgers.edu