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Graduation & Senior Year Planning

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Pre-Senior Year Academic Review

This is the process to review all work completed and provide a clear framework of all outstanding academic requirements needed for graduation. Students are strongly encouraged to complete a Senior Review two (2) semesters prior to their expected graduation date. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule a Senior Review with the Academic Services Office.

Honors Program students should meet the Honors staff at least one (1) semester prior to the expected graduation date to certify the fulfillment of the Honors College requirements.

Graduation Information




Graduation certifications will only be performed for students who have submitted a completed Diploma Application. Students with an Arts & Sciences minor (non RSBC discipline) should submit an Arts & Sciences Minor Certification Form or a Degree Navigator Minor Program sheet, by the publicized deadlines. Diploma Applications not received by the stated deadline are not guaranteed a diploma at graduation.


  1. Students must successfully earn at least 120 credits.
  2. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.000.
  3. Student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.000 in the Business Core.
  4. Students must have fulfilled all the pre-major and general requirements of the Rutgers School of Business-Camden, and the specific requirements of the major program of study.
  5. Students must complete 30 of their final 42 credits at Rutgers Camden, including at least 12 credits in the major. 
  6. Students must have successfully discharged all academic, disciplinary and financial obligations to the University.


The Rutgers School of Business-Camden awards degrees three times a year: January, May, and October. Students who complete their studies in the summer may file for an October dated diploma. Students who complete their studies in December should file for a January dated diploma. Those who complete their studies in May are eligible to file for a May dated diploma. To be considered for graduation, seniors must submit a Diploma Application online within the time frames outlined below.

Degree is Granted 

Application Period


January 1 – April 1


June 1 – August 15


September 1 – December 19



RSBC students with an Arts and Sciences minor (i.e. economics, psychology, etc.) are required to submit an approved and signed Minor Certification form from the appropriate department chairperson to the RSBC Academic Services Office. All minors must be declared and posted to student’s transcript prior to applying for a diploma.


If you do not wish to attend the ceremonies, please indicate your intention on your Diploma Application.  In Absentia forms are available at the Registrar’s Office. Diplomas will be mailed in June. If you change how you want to receive your diploma, please update your diploma application immediately. If this occurs after the deadline has passed, please contact Mr. Stephen Roberts in the Registrar’s Office at 856-225-6053.


Graduation seminars for January 2015 graduates will be held on October 2nd. Register here. Information sheets distributed during these sessions are available in the Academic Services Office (2nd floor BSB, reception area).


It is important that you schedule your appointment now by logging onto WWW.OURYEAR.COM, entering school code 34. Portraits will be held on campus in the Raptor Roost – Campus Center (Lower Level). You can also call 1-800-OUR-YEAR™ (687-9327), during normal business hours, to schedule an appointment.

When you schedule your appointment, you will receive complete information on how to prepare for your portrait sitting. Don’t miss out on capturing this once in a lifetime achievement.


Students that received a Federal Loan while at Rutgers are required to complete an Exit Interview. This can be completed on-line at Failure to complete this requirement will result in a financial hold placed on the transcript. To obtain a complete listing of all Federal loans received at Rutgers and any other school, visit

Commencement Information
[RSBC (school 52) Students Only]


The May 2015 RSBC Commencement & Honors Convocation will be held on MAY 20-21, 2015. Details to come in 2015.

The convocation will publicly recognize and honor students who have distinguished themselves by earning departmental academic honors. Student honrees will be contacted at a later date with more detailed information. Additional details will be posted during the spring semester.

Location: Susquehanna Bank Center (formerly the Tweeter Center)

Order of Events:

Photo Shoot – Susquehanna Center
Line-up in Ben Franklin Lobby
Theater doors open for guestsCeremony begins (lasts approximately 1.5 hours)
Reception in Ben Franklin Lobby



Graduates process and receive diplomas by degree type (MBA, BA, BS), then in alphabetical order.  The order is: Masters Degrees, Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration, followed by Bachelors of Science degrees. Students will be given name cards during the line-up to assist with difficult pronunciations.


Honors designation is determined by the cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the time of graduation. Students may be eligible to graduate with honors if they complete at least 45 credits at Rutgers University as a matriculated student and earn the cumulative grade point averages listed below.  Honors classifications are determined at the end of the student’s final semester. These averages are precise, rounding up is not done.

Honors Scale

Cum Laude


3.500-3.749 CGPA

Magna Cum Laude

High Honors

3.750-3.899 CGPA

Summa Cum Laude

Highest Honors

3.900-4.000 CGPA



Students may purchase regalia (caps, gowns, hoods) from the Barnes & Noble’s Bookstore Graduation Fair, (Date TBA).  It is imperative that you provide the correct height, weight and degree information to ensure that you receive the appropriate attire.  Bookstore hours are:  Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 6:30pm; Friday 7:30am – 4:00pm. Contact the Bookstore, if you have any questions or concerns at 856-968-1200.



A professional photographer will take students’ pictures as they receive their degrees.  A group photograph will also be taken prior to the ceremony, see the above schedule. Proofs will be mailed to students’ home addresses a few weeks after the ceremony.



Accommodations are made for graduates and their guests with physical disabilities and wheel chair accessible seating is available.  An American Sign Language interpreter is provided for the ceremony, as well.  You should contact Dr. Sam Rabinowitz (856/225-6709), if you need any special arrangements. Wheel chair accessible seating is available.


We ask that you behave courteously toward other graduates.  This means no air horns or any disruptive sounds during the ceremony.  University Police will confiscate noisemakers. Graduates are expected to remain for the duration of the ceremony.


For certification concerns, contact Dean Diedrick at the Academic Services Office 856-225-6216.

For concerns about the ceremony, contact Dr. Sam Rabinowitz, or 856-225-6709.

Honors Convocation

The convocation will publicly recognize and honor students who have distinguished themselves by earning departmental academic honors.  Student honorees will be contacted at a later date with more detailed information.

Information for Recent Graduates


The Rutgers Camden Alumni Association (RUCAA) is providing FREE memberships to this year’s graduates. For more information about the Association, its activities and the benefits of membership, visit the RUCAA website:


If your plans are set and you have a job or will be attending graduate or professional school in the fall, please complete the Career Center’s brief Outcome Survey. Personal information will be kept confidential.