Convocation 2018


The Convocation for Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) will be held on Monday, May 14, 2018. 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 now.  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. 
Students can purchase regalia online through the ordering link on the bookstore website They will be accepting orders in person beginning Monday, April 1.
Students can purchase regalia in store at the Grad Fair (Wednesday April 4) and through Commencement date.
Ship to student ($15.95 shipping fee): Order deadline is April 28, 2018
Ship to store for pickup by student: Order deadline is March 30, 2018 *regalia will still be available for in store purchase after this date*
Distribution for students who ordered online and are picking up in store will be April 23, 2018.
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All students must apply for their diploma by April 1, 2018.  Please click here and follow the instructions.
If you do not apply by April 1, 2018, please reach out to Dr. Matthew Winkler -
Parking hang tags will not be necessary for the GSE Convocation on Monday, May 14, 2018.  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 14, 2018, please contact Marie Pavelchak via email: marie.pavelchak@gse.rutgers.eduWe are accepting requests between April 16 and May 7.
If you are picking up your regalia at the Bookstore your invitations will be in the hood of your regalia. If you order online you can pick up a pack of invitations at the GSE Office of Student and Academic Services - Room 110.  Each student will receive 6 invitations. 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. 
University Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 13, 2018 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 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.