BLDP Graduation

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

Commencement

RSBC undergraduate commencement will be held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the BB&T Pavilion.
Students should plan to arrive by 8:15 a.m. to check in and take group photos.

Graduating Student Reception

Tuesday, May 16th, 4-6 p.m. in Emerge Plaza (between the Paul Robeson Library & the Admissions building)

Be a part of this campus tradition exclusively for members of the Class of 2017. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and music, capped off by a champagne toast to celebrate your accomplishments and to welcome you into the worldwide network of Rutgers alumni!

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 August. To be considered for graduation, seniors must submit a Diploma Application online within the time frames outlined below.

It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that all the graduation requirements of the school, including certification of the major, have been fully met well before the expected date of graduation. Student records are officially closed upon graduation. A graduate cannot retroactively improve his or her cumulative grade-point average by completing work or taking additional courses after the degree has been conferred.

Application periods:

  • May graduation: January 2 – April 1
  • August graduation: June 1 – August 15
  • January graduation: September 1 – December 19

Unless the application is filed by the appropriate deadline, the degree is not conferred and graduation is delayed.

October and January 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.

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. Read more…

Athenaeum. The members of Athenaeum, the honor society of the college, are elected from the best scholars in the junior and senior classes. Read more…

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 International. Read more…

Mu Kappa Tau. National Marketing Honor Society. By invitation of the marketing faculty to qualified marketing majors who have demonstrated academic excellence. Read more…

Senior Portrait Sessions

Portrait sessions will take place March 27, 28, and 29, 2017.
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

Students may purchase regalia (caps, gowns, hoods) online at Herff Jones. Regalia will also be available in the University District Bookstore during the spring semester – watch for announcements about their Graduation Fair in late March/early April (Date TBD). 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 online at 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 contact Dr. Sam Rabinowitz (856-225-6709), 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.

Rutgers University Alumni Association

The Rutgers University Alumni Association 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.

Graduation Surveys

The Career Center obtains information from each graduating class for the purpose of continually improving all the processes contributing to the career development and placement of our students. We are requesting your assistance in compiling an accurate and updated follow-up study. All information you provide will be kept confidential; only the summary tabulations of the responses will be shared with faculty and administrators.

More Questions?

Contact AcadSvcs@camden.rutgers.edu