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What You Need to Know About Commencement

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Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Sunday, May 14, 10 A.M. Rutgers University-Newark, Wednesday, May 17, 9 A.M. Rutgers University-Camden, Wednesday-Thursday, May 17-18 (Times Vary)

Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University.
An estimated 17,729 graduates will receive degrees from Rutgers this year during commencement at its three locations.
An estimated 17,729 graduates will receive degrees from Rutgers this year. They include approximately 11,423 baccalaureate degrees, 4,555 master’s degrees, 1,750 doctorates (including professional doctorates), one specialist of education degree and two artist diplomas. Since its founding in 1766, Rutgers has awarded 568,128 academic degrees (excluding the 2017 estimated total).

Locations: High Point Solutions Stadium, Busch Campus, Piscataway; Prudential Center, Newark; BB&T Pavilion, Camden

Remarks, New Brunswick: Steven Van Zandt and Justin Schulberg (student speaker), president, Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA); mathematics and political science major, School of Arts and Sciences. Hometown: East Brunswick, N.J.

Honorary Degrees:

Rutgers University-New Brunswick will present honorary degrees to Steven Van Zandt (Doctor Fine Arts), the keynote speaker at commencement, and to Harvey J. Makadon (Doctor of Science), LGBTQ and HIV health care advocate and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Rutgers-University Newark will present honorary degrees to Eboo Patel (Doctor of Humane Letters), the keynote speaker at commencement, and Arthur James Hicks (Doctor of Science). Patel is chief executive officer of the global, nonprofit organization Interfaith Youth Core and is widely considered to be among the most influential global leaders in interfaith relations. Hicks is program director of the National Science Foundation’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.

Rutgers University-Camden will present an honorary degree to Carla D. Hayden (Doctor of Humane Letters), the keynote speaker at commencement. Hayden is the first woman and the first African American to serve as the U.S. Librarian of Congress.

General Information:

This is Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s seventh commencement at High Point Solutions Stadium and fourth since the integration with UMDNJ in July 2013. It is the fifth presided over by President Robert Barchi, whose tenure as Rutgers’ 20th president officially began in September 2012.

Students from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (http://commencement.rutgers.edu/rbhs-convocations) participate in the Rutgers-New Brunswick commencement, although some individual schools hold convocations in Newark.

The School of Arts and Sciences will hold its convocation in High Point Solutions Stadium at 12:30 p.m. following the Rutgers-New Brunswick commencement. Academic departments should be contacted for information about individual receptions. The remaining schools and colleges will hold convocations or receptions. The schedule follows.

NOTE: Estimated numbers of graduates are from the Office of the University Registrar.

EDWARD J. BLOUSTEIN SCHOOL OF PLANNING AND PUBLIC POLICY

Thursday, May 11, 10:30 a.m.

Location: Undergraduate student convocation – Louis Brown Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway

Speaker: James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Saturday, May 13, 3 p.m. Graduate student convocation

Location: Nicholas Music Center, 85 George St., New Brunswick

Speaker: Coltrane Stansbury, manager of strategic partnerships, Johnson & Johnson, Class of 2004

95 undergraduate degrees, 106 graduate degrees (295 undergraduate joint degrees are counted in their college totals)

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF APPLIED AND PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Thursday, May 11, 11 a.m.

Location: Nicholas Music Center, 85 George St., New Brunswick

Speaker: Monica Indart, diplomate in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and international expert in traumatic stress. Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Class of 1994

65 graduate degrees

MASON GROSS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Thursday, May 11, 2:30 p.m.

Location: State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick

Speaker: Eric Krebs, professor emeritus, Mason Gross School of the Arts; professor of theater arts at Baruch College, City University of New York; established New Brunswick’s George Street Playhouse in 1974; longtime producer, theater founder and operator and occasional performer. Krebs has produced several shows on Broadway: Bill Maher: Victory Begins At Home (Tony nomination for Best Special Theatrical Event); Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party; It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues (nominated for four 1999 Tony Awards including Best Musical); and Electra (nominated for three Tony Awards). Class of 1966 (undergraduate) and 1973 (graduate).

157 undergraduate degrees, 78 graduate degrees (29 Doctor of Musical Arts, 8 Master of Fine Arts–Theater, 14 Master of Fine Arts–Visual Arts, 29 Master of Music and 2 Artist Diplomas)

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION

Thursday, May 11, 3 p.m.

Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway     

Speaker: Jonathan Potter, dean of the School of Communication and Information 810 joint undergraduate degrees, 130 graduate degrees

GRADUATE SCHOOL-NEW BRUNSWICK

Friday, May 12, 10 a.m.

Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway

1,209 graduates

RUTGERS BUSINESS SCHOOL-NEWARK AND NEW BRUNSWICK

Friday, May 12, 2:30 p.m.

Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway

Speaker: Beverly W. Aisenbrey, former managing director, Frederic W. Cook & Company Inc.

1,393 (803 New Brunswick and 590 Newark) undergraduate degrees, 849 graduate degrees         

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Friday, May 12, 3:30 p.m.

Location: Nicholas Music Center, 85 George St., New Brunswick

Speaker: Richard G. Marlink, physician, director of the Rutgers Global Health Institute

131 graduate degrees

DOUGLASS RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE

Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m.

Location: Antilles Field, Douglass Campus, New Brunswick

Speaker: Christiana Foglio (Douglass College ’84), CEO of Community Investment Strategies

Recognizing 533 graduating seniors enrolled in Douglass Residential College

SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS

Saturday, May 13, 1 p.m.

Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway

Speaker: Aaron Fichtner, acting commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

291 undergraduate degrees, 160 graduate degrees (390 undergraduate joint degrees are counted in their college totals)

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Saturday, May 13, 4 p.m.

Location: College Avenue Gymnasium, 130 College Ave., New Brunswick

445 graduate degrees

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEW BRUNSWICK COMMENCEMENT

Sunday, May 14, 10 a.m.

Location: High Point Solutions Stadium, Busch Campus, Piscataway

Speakers: Steven Van Zandt (honorary Doctor of Fine Arts recipient); Justin Schulberg, Rutgers University Student Assembly president.

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Sunday, May 14, 12:30 p.m.

Location: High Point Solutions Stadium, Busch Campus, Piscataway

Speaker: Peter March, executive dean

For information about individual academic department celebrations, contact the departments directly.

5,053 graduates

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Sunday, May 14, 1 p.m.                                                                     

Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway

900 graduates

SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Monday, May 15, 10 a.m.                                                      

Location: Lawn near College Pond (“Passion Puddle”), George H. Cook Campus, New Brunswick

Rain: Louis Brown Athletics Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway

733 graduates

NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL

Monday, May 15, 10 a.m.

Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark

180 medical degrees

Speaker: Darrell Kirch, president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

Monday, May 15, 3 p.m.

Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway

Speakers: Cathryn Potter, dean, and Richard Edwards, former dean and current chancellor, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

625 graduate degrees

RUTGERS SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE

Monday, May 15, 4 p.m.

Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark

127 Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Monday, May 15, 4:30 p.m.

Location: College Avenue Gymnasium, 130 College Ave. New Brunswick

326 graduates (300 masters, 25 doctorates, one specialist of education)

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON MEDICAL SCHOOL 

Monday, May 15, 7 p.m.

Location: State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick

Speaker: Barry H. Ostrowsky, president and chief executive officer, RWJBarnabas Health

135 medical degrees

ERNEST MARIO SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

Tuesday, May 16, 10 a.m.

Location: College Avenue Gymnasium, 130 College Ave., New Brunswick

Speaker: Ernest Mario, Class of 1961. In 2002, the college was renamed the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, in recognition of Mario’s visionary leadership in the pharmaceutical industry and extraordinary support for the school.

196 Pharm.D. degrees

ROTC COMMISSIONING CEREMONY–ARMY

Tuesday, May 16, 10 a.m.

Location: College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room, 126 College Ave., New Brunswick

Speaker: Brig. Gen. Steven Ferrari, U.S. Army; commander, 42nd Infantry Division, Troy, N.Y.

22 second lieutenants to be commissioned

NEWARK GRADUATE SCHOOL HOODING

Tuesday, May 16, 3 p.m.

91 doctoral and 15 master’s of fine arts recipients

Location: Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK COMMENCEMENT

Wednesday, May 17, 9 a.m.

Location: Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark

Participants:

Newark College of Arts and Sciences (586 graduates)

University College-Newark (62 graduates)

Graduate School-Newark (175 graduates)

School of Public Affairs and Administration (56 undergraduate degrees and 174 graduate degrees)

School of Criminal Justice (156 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees)

Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick 1,393 (803 New Brunswick and 590 Newark) undergraduate degrees

Speaker: Eboo Patel, chief executive officer of the global, nonprofit organization Interfaith Youth Core. Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters recipient.

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Wednesday, May 17, 10 a.m.

Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark

271 undergraduate degrees, 270 graduate degrees

ROTC COMMISSIONING CEREMONY – AIR FORCE

Wednesday, May 17, 11:30 a.m.

Location: Cook Student Center multipurpose room, 59 Biel Road, New Brunswick

Speaker: Col. Mark C. Anarumo, U.S. Air Force

Nine second lieutenants to be commissioned

ROTC COMMISSIONING CEREMONY – NAVY

Wednesday, May 17, 11:30 a.m.

Five Marine Corps midshipmen will be commissioned

Location: College Avenue Student Center multipurpose room, 126 College Ave., New Brunswick

Speaker: Retired Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, U.S. Navy; former chief of naval operations 2011–2015. U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1975

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL–CAMDEN

Wednesday, May 17, 2 p.m.

Location: BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden

Speaker: Sherman Leis, D.O., CCAS ’63, professor and chair of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

175 graduates

CAMDEN COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Wednesday, May 17, 6 p.m.

Location: BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden

Participants:

Camden College of Arts and Sciences (643 graduates)

University College-Camden (98 graduates)

Speaker: Carla D. Hayden, Ph.D., Librarian of Congress

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-CAMDEN

Thursday, May 18, 9:30 a.m.

Location: BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden

Speaker: Steven G. Selfridge SBC’79, president of government services, Day & Zimmermann Company

341 bachelor’s degrees, 117 master’s degrees

SCHOOL OF NURSING

Thursday, May 18, 10 a.m.

Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark

Speaker: Rita Smith, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer, Jersey City Medical Center-RWJBarnabas Health, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, Class of 2008

315 undergraduate degrees, 242 graduate degrees

RUTGERS LAW SCHOOL AT CAMDEN

Thursday, May 18, 2 p.m.

Location: BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden

Speaker: James J. Sandman, Esq., president, Legal Services Corporation  

175 graduates

SCHOOL OF NURSING-CAMDEN

Thursday, May 18, 5:30 p.m.

Location: BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden

Speaker: Marcel Pop, director of international relations, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

275 undergraduate degrees and 17 graduate degrees

RUTGERS LAW SCHOOL IN NEWARK

Friday, May 26, 10 a.m.

Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark

Speaker: The Hon. Patty Shwartz, judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

193 graduates

EDITOR’S NOTE: For more information, contact Patti Verbanas, Office of Media Relations, 848-932-0551 or patti.verbanas@rutgers.edu.

Learn more about commencement at http://commencement.rutgers.edu


 

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