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Feb 8 2017

Van Zandt and LGBTQ and HIV health care advocate Harvey J. Makadon will receive honorary degrees at the ceremony on May 14. 

May 15 2016

President Barack Obama's visit to Rutgers on Sunday trended nationally on Twitter and Facebook as graduates and their families took to social media to mark the occasion.

President Obama
May 15 2016

The president commended Rutgers for persistence in inviting him and said letters from student's grandmother sealed the deal.

May 11 2016

If you could ask President Obama anything, what would it be? Watch our video and hear some amusing and serious things Rutgers students want to know from our 250th anniversary commencement speaker.

May 10 2016

#Rutgers is excited to welcome President Obama to commencement on Sunday. Check out our list of Dos and Don'ts so you're prepared for the big day.

commencement crowd
May 9 2016

More than 12,000 graduates will be seated on the field at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway when President Barack Obama delivers the Rutgers University-New Brunswick commencement address Sunday, May 15.

May 6 2016

Jaleesa McEachin will always be grateful to poetry’s role in saving her life, and it is this gratitude that motivates her to help and inspire others.

May 5 2016

There's a lot to know about Rutgers University and its 250 years of history. With President Obama coming to speak at commencement,  we asked students what they would tell the president about Rutgers.

May 4 2016

Deborah Horenstein, who once had a career in finance, graduates from New Jersey Medical School as a humanism scholar.

Apr 14 2016

This is the first time in Rutgers’ history that a sitting U.S. President has agreed to speak at Commencement.

Apr 6 2016

Rutgers University-New Brunswick will award honorary doctorates to astronomer S.

Feb 3 2016

Rutgers University-Newark will recognize two outstanding individuals with honorary degrees at its main commencement ceremony.

May 19 2015

Aida Jane Doolittle finishes with a 3.7 GPA, majors in two schools and, best of all, the joy of being able to walk with her daughter.

May 17 2015

President Barchi and his wife hosted a commencement day breakfast for the first inductees into the Matthew Leydt Society.

May 13 2015

Who helped you in your quest for a college diploma? Watch as soon-to-be graduates from #Rutgers give an emotional tribute to the people who have supported them along the way, from their parents to professors and staff.

Rites of Passage
May 5 2015

Several hundred black and Latino seniors will participate in the annual ceremony that celebrates the academic achievements of Rutgers' students of color.

Apr 16 2015

Regina Belle, famed for song in Aladdin, will perform at the inaugural School of Arts and Sciences Convocation.

campus bus
Mar 26 2015

Members of Rutgers’ Class of 2015 are eligible to receive up to two free commencement parking passes for themselves and guests, but only if they register online at through April 19.

May 13 2014

Ever wonder what it's like to coordinate an event for thousands of people? Meet Christopher Retzko, the man in charge of planning Rutgers massive commencement ceremony at High Point Solutions Stadium every year.

Old Queens Arch
May 12 2014

With 65,512 students, Rutgers' enrollment is the largest in its history.