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BLDP Graduation

Commencement Date: Thursday May 21, 2015

at the Susquehanna Bank Center

 

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.

 

Graduation Information

 

GRADUATION CERTIFICATION

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.

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  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.

 

FILING FOR DIPLOMA

The Rutgers School of Business-Camden awards degrees three times a year: January, May, and October. To be considered for graduation, seniors must submit a Diploma Application online within the time frames outlined below.

Degree is Granted 

Application Period

May

January 2 – April 1

October

June 9 – August 15

January                        

September 1 – December 19

 

MINOR CERTIFICATION

Minors must be indicated on the online diploma application.  Contact the Academic Services Office to have minors noted correctly on your academic record.  Non-Business minors must be approved by the appropriate department via signed Minor Completion Form that is then submitted to the RSBC Academic Services Office. All minors must be declared and posted to student’s transcript prior to applying for a diploma.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT MET?

Individuals who have not met their requirements for graduation will be notified. If a problem is discovered during the final certification process, notification will be made by certified mail or email. Students who are ineligible to graduate based on their grades will be notified by phone or email.

Only students who have successfully completed all graduation requirements may participate in the commencement ceremony.

 

GRADUATION WITH HONORS

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

Honors

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

 

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.

 

HONOR SOCIETIES

Selection of qualified students for all honors societies is made based on their standing in February of the relevant academic year.

Alpha Sigma Lambda. This is an honor society for full- and part-time adult students. For more information, please visit http://business.camden.rutgers.edu/student-organizations/honors/.

Athenaeum. The members of Athenaeum, the honor society of the college, are elected from the best scholars in the junior and senior classes. For more information, please visit http://business.camden.rutgers.edu/student-organizations/honors/.

Beta Gamma Sigma. This is an international honor society, by invitation only, recognizing the academic achievements of students enrolled in business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. For more information, please visit http://business.camden.rutgers.edu/student-organizations/honors/.

Mu Kappa Tau. National Marketing Honor Society. By invitation of the marketing faculty to qualified marketing majors who have demonstrated academic excellence. For more information, please visit http://business.camden.rutgers.edu/student-organizations/mukappatau/.

 

OCTOBER 2014 AND JANUARY 2015 GRADUATES

All graduates are encouraged to attend Commencement in May where diplomas will be awarded. Graduates who will not be attending Commencement may request the Registrar to mail their diplomas.

 

FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSIONS

March 9th – 12th
Log onto www.ouryear.com, school code 34 or call 1-800-OUR-YEAR™ (687-9327) to schedule your appointment and to review appropriate dress code.

 

GRADUATION REGALIA FAIR (B&N BOOKSTORE)

Students may purchase regalia (caps, gowns, hoods) from the Barnes & Noble’s Bookstore Graduation Fair, 8am-6pm March 30-April 2 and 8am-4pm on Friday, April 3. It is imperative that you provide the correct height, weight and degree information to ensure that you receive the appropriate attire. Regalia can also be purchased at other times. Contact the Bookstore if you have any questions or concerns at 856-968-1200.

 

FINANCIAL AID

Students who received a Federal Loan while at Rutgers, are required to complete an Exit Interview. This can be completed on-line at www.studentaid.rutgers.edu. 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 www.nslds.ed.gov.

 

COMMENCEMENT DAY PHOTOGRAPHS

A professional photographer will take students’ pictures as they exit the stage. 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.

 

PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

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 Bridget Britton (856-225-6315), if you need any special arrangements. Wheel chair accessible seating is available.

 

COURTESY

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.

 

WELCOME TO THE RUTGERS UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION!

The Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) serves all alumni of Rutgers University. The purpose of the association is to advance the best interests and well-being of Rutgers University by engaging all alumni in the life of the institution through communication, programming, services, and volunteer opportunities. Membership in the RUAA is free and automatically granted to all graduates of Rutgers University, or any of its predecessor schools, upon graduation. For more information, visit us at Ralumni.com.

 

JOBS OR GRADUATE SCHOOL

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.

 

MORE QUESTIONS?

Contact AcadSvcs@camden.rutgers.edu