GSE Virtual Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2021

             GSE Class of 2021 Virtual Graduation Celebration!

                              Sunday, May 16th



Due to the pandemic, the GSE is unable to host our traditional Convocation ceremony. However, we recognize the importance of this significant milestone and to celebrate this important achievement, we are hosting a virtual graduation celebration in May, on Sunday, May 16. Please read this important message from President Holloway:

We will honor the GSE Class of 2021 as individuals and they will be part of a special communal online experience. We are focused on celebration, the sense of occasion, being with friends and recognizing the unique place of graduates in human history. Our wish is to create a memorable, uplifting moment for the GSE Class of 2021. This year, we’re delighted to welcome all graduates and your families to your virtual graduation celebration. How will you be recognized? It’s all about the graduates! See how it works in this video. The new THIS VIDEO for 2021 isSample Clip

1) PERSONAL INVITATION - Graduates will be invited to create a custom slide and record a personal video message and/or video for all to see directly by StageClip via email. You can wear your regalia or use the virtual cap and gown feature!

2) VIRTUAL CEREMONY on MAY 16, 2021 (time to be determined) - We’ll take your custom slide and video message and put you in the graduation procession with your fellow classmates. On the big day you’ll see speeches and then the procession. Invite your friends and family to join! Our entire event will be closed captioned. Rutgers is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. If you are in need of a disability related accommodation for this virtual event, please contact the Rutgers Access and Disability Resources office by email at We look forward to celebrating with you on Sunday, May 16!

3) SHARING YOUR ACHIEVEMENT - Take part in creating your own custom video clip recognizing your achievement. We’ll ask you to submit a photo, personal message of thanks and fun celebration selfie-video. Everything is incorporated into a video clip, which celebrates your achievement that you can view, share with friends or family on social media and download to keep.

4) VIRTUAL PHOTO BOOTH - Virtually place yourself on campus by uploading a photo below and then choose from a selection of Graduate School of Education backgrounds! Get started by going to our photo booth website:


To avoid any shipping delays, order your regalia now by following the directions below:

You can order your cap and gown directly from the vendor and have it shipped directly to you. Early bird discounts on regalia if ordered by April 1 (doctoral custom robes excluded).

All doctoral graduates, please follow this link:

All master’s graduates, please follow this link:


The book store will be selling graduation memorabilia, including class rings, diploma frames, and more! For more details, please click here


Students must apply for their diploma by April 1, 2021. Please click here and follow the instructions. If you do not apply by April 1, 2021, please reach out to Dr. Matthew Winkler -


Complete the Post-Grad Survey for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card!


Invitations are not necessary to attend either University Commencement or the GSE Convocation but look for the invitation from StageClip to create your customized video for the celebration.


Your membership to the GSE Alumni Association starts now! To find out more please go to:


University Commencement will be held virtually on Sunday, May 16, 2021. More information can be found on: