Graduation Information 2018

The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden commencement ceremonies will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the BB&T Center, One Harbor Boulevard, Camden, New Jersey, 08103.

We are delighted to announce that a Graduation/Pinning Celebration will immediately follow commencement exercises, at approximately 12:30 p.m., at the Nursing and Science Building, 530 Federal Street, Camden, New Jersey, 08102.

For those who cannot attend the ceremony in person, we invite you to watch the Rutgers University—Camden Commencement Live Stream.

Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden Commencement Information

We congratulate the Class of 2018! We strongly urge graduates to download this PDF and review important details regarding commencement exercises for the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden.

8:45 a.m. Students arrive at the BB&T's Ben Franklin Lobby
9:00 a.m. Doors open for guests
10:00-11:30 a.m. Ceremony
12:30 p.m. Graduation/Pinning Celebration at the Nursing and Science Building


Rutgers University–Camden Commencement Information

Commencement is an exciting but hectic time! We urge graduating students to review the important information below about Rutgers University–Camden's Commencement 2018.

Academic Regalia

The expected dress (regalia) is the cap, gown and hood.  Commencement 2018 regalia will be available for sale in the University District Bookstore beginning March 26th and continue until May 16th. You may order online now for pickup beginning March 26th.

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.


GradImages will be the official photographer for our commencement ceremonies. Your proofs will be ready to view online as soon as 48 hours of 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

In order to notify you when your images are available, GradImages sends emails and mails paper proofs, along with optional text message notifications. Your information is never shared and privacy is guaranteed. Pre-registering is simply a way to make sure your contact information is up-to-date with GradImages so they can provide your complimentary proofs as quickly as possible. Although there’s never any obligation to order, you’ll save 20% off any order of $50 or more for your participation. By pre-registering, you’ll also be entered into a $5,000 sweepstakes giveaway! To pre-register for your commencement proofs, please visit

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. The application opens on January 2, 2018 and closes on April 1, 2018. 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.


Please contact Jana Nelson, director of our Office of Nursing Student Advisement (ONSA), 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.