Graduation is made up of two great events: University Commencement at SHI Stadium in Piscataway and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) Convocation, held the next day on the George H. Cook campus. Students and their guests are invited to attend both events. Thousands of graduating seniors and their friends and family attend Commencement, which features guest speakers and honorary degrees. During SEBS Convocation, you'll join with your graduating class and receive individual recognition. Be sure to check the SEBS Convocation link below regarding guest and ticketing information for convocation.
There are three times in the calendar year when SEBS students can graduate:
- May Graduation after Spring Semester
- August Graduation After Summer Session:
In order for students with August graduation to participate in the May graduation ceremony, they must have 12 or less credits remaining to graduate AND they must sign up to take those credits over the summer. If students register for courses outside of Rutgers, the courses must be pre-approved and students must show proof of registration. Up to 12 of the last 42 credits may be completed outside of Rutgers.
- January Graduation After Fall Semester:
Student graduating in January (finishing courses in the fall semester) are eligible to participate in the May graduation ceremony following their graduation. They may not participate in the graduation prior to graduating.
Honors at graduation is determined by a student’s final cumulative GPA and is recognized at the SEBS Convocation ceremony and noted on the diploma and official transcript.
- Pass/No Credit Policy (PDF)
- Post-Graduation Planning
- Post-Graduation Survey
- Rutgers University Alumni Association