Convocation 2019

The Convocation for Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019. The GSE Convocation begins at 4:30pm and will last approximately 90 minutes. Graduates should arrive at the gym annex by 3pm. A reception for graduates and guests will immediate follow the convocation. Please note that food, beverages, balloons and strollers are not permitted inside the College Avenue Gym. 

Doctoral graduates have the option of ordering official scarlet regalia or standard black. If you are a doctoral graduate and want to purchase the official scarlet regalia, you must order between February 15 and April 1.  Doctoral, scarlet regalia can take 6-8 weeks to come in.  Please fill out the Doctoral Scarlet Regalia form and send to:

All other regalia, including doctoral standard black, needs to be purchased from the Rutgers University Bookstore.  Please note: you cannot re-use a bachelor's degree regalia for this event. 

New Brunswick students will be able to purchase regalia by ordering online via the Oak Hall student ordering site or purchasing at the Bookstore. Regalia for New Brunswick students will be available for pick up (if pre-ordered online) or purchase (if not pre-ordered online) beginning at Grad Fair, which will be held at the Bookstore on April 24th & 25th. This is the first available date for pick-up/purchasing but regalia will continue to be sold at the Bookstore until Commencement.

Online Ordering Sites Dates:
* Sites go live for student purchasing on February 15th.
* New Brunswick student online order deadline is March 22nd.

The Commencement Office will not be ordering announcements to give to students this year. Official Announcements are available for purchase through Herff Jones and can be ordered online beginning December 1st at Announcements are personalized and take 2-3 weeks to arrive once ordered. Students can also order class rings from Herff Jones using the same link.

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All students must apply for their diploma by April 1, 2019.  Please click here and follow the instructions.
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Parking hang tags will not be necessary for the GSE Convocation on Monday, May 20, 2019.  Ample parking is available for students and guests behind the College Avenue Gym and in parking lots around the gym.   

Should you need disabled parking and/or seating for the GSE Convocation on Monday, May 20, 2019, please contact Marie Pavelchak via email: marie.pavelchak@gse.rutgers.eduWe are accepting requests between April 22 and May 10.

Invitations will no longer be printed. If you would like to download them for your family, please do so by clicking HERE.  PLEASE NOTE: Invitations are commemorative in nature and not required to attend our event. Your guests will not need to bring the invitations to the GSE Convocation. 

Graduation from the GSE automatically grants you membership into the Graduate School of Education Alumni Association (GSEAA). They are hosting a welcome dinner for graduates on May 13th. More information & RSVP instructions can be found here.

University Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 10:00 am in High Point Solutions Stadium at Rutgers University–New Brunswick on the Busch Campus in Piscataway, New Jersey. All information regarding University Commencement including photo opps, pre-graduation celebrations, parking, ticketing, and stadium information can be found on the University Commencement website.


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The Graduate School of Education will be selling GSE branded apparel and merchandise on-site before and after the convocation. We accept Visa/MasterCard/Discover only - no American Express and no cash sales. All sales are final. No returns. No refunds.