Important Information for GSE Class of 2024


Wednesday, May 15th 4:30 PM
Jersey Mike’s Arena (RAC), Livingston Campus

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View Convocation 2024 Photos

Important GSE Convocation Requirements

Be sure to apply for your diploma here by April 1st.

You must be in proper graduate level regalia (cap, hood & gown) to participate in the GSE Convocation. Master’s robes and doctoral robes are not interchangeable. Ordering information can be found below. 

If you are a GSE master’s degree candidate and you plan to graduate in August 2024 you are permitted to walk at the convocation in May 2024 provided you are registered for everything you need to graduate in Summer 2024NOTE: Your name will not be in the program, it will appear in next year’s program. 

Doctoral degree candidates (Ph.D., Ph.D. in H.E., and Ed.D.) must be 100% defended and confirmed to walk and be hooded at May 2024 convocation, otherwise you will graduate in October 2024 and will be eligible for May 2025 convocation. Doctoral students cannot graduate in August. 

Tickets and Invitations

Students do not need to RSVP for GSE’s graduation. We look forward to greeting all graduates!

We have seating for as many guests as you want to bring, and they do not need tickets.

Download commemorative invitations share with your family and friends. NOTE: Invitations are not required for the GSE graduation event.

Cap and Gowns

Academic Regalia for the 2024 Commencement and Convocation ceremonies is available for online purchase now through March 31st.

Purchase online here. Order now through February 29 to receive an early bird discount! 

Online orders offer these delivery options: 

  • Ship to store for no extra charge.Must order for ship to store by February 29 for pick up at  Barnes & Noble  starting April 4. 
  • Ship to home for an additional delivery charge.The deadline to order with ship to home option is March 31st. 

Purchase regalia in-store OR pick up online orders at  Barnes & Noble on Somerset Street beginning April 4. 

Grad Fair will be held at Barnes & Noble on April 4th & 5th from 10am-6pm. Join in the festivities, come for a complimentary professional headshot, and meet with representatives for purchasing class rings, diploma frames, personalized announcements and more! 

Day of Graduation

258th Anniversary Commencement (Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Health) information can be found here.

Rutgers has partnered with Pro Pics to take professional portraits of all graduates during the ceremony. Photos will be available for purchase after the ceremony. There is no cost to have your photo taken and no obligation to purchase. If you would like to receive your photo proofs, please go to to submit your information. If you have any questions regarding photos, please contact Pro Pics at

Share photos and shout-outs on social media and tag #RUGSE2024 @RutgersGSE!



Continue to be a part of the GSE community and family by starting your membership to the GSE Alumni Association! To find out more please go to:

Convocation 2023

View the photos from Convocation 2023

View the Convocation Livestream Recording 2023

Download the 2023 Convocation Program HERE

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