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Rutgers School of Business–Camden
Commencement 2024

Congratulations Class of 2024!

August 2023, October 2023, and January 2024 graduates are invited to walk in our May 2024 Campus-wide Ceremony, events, and Rutgers School of Business–Camden’s Commencement Convocation.

Rutgers University—Camden’s Rites of Passage Ceremony, Graduation Picnic and Campus-wide Commencement Ceremony will take place at Freedom Mortgage Music Pavilion in Camden as follows:

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

  • Rites of Passage Ceremony:
    10:00 a.m. – Noon
    The Rites of Passage Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor Black and Latinx-identified students who through resolute persistence have successfully completed an Undergraduate or Graduate degree at Rutgers University–Camden.
  • Rutgers—Camden Campus and Graduate School Commencement:
    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    We invite all undergraduate and graduate level graduates, as well as their families, to attend!
  • Graduation Picnic:
    4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

  • Rutgers School of Business–Camden Commencement Convocation:
    Names will be read at this ceremony and graduates will have the opportunity to walk across the stage.
    9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
    *Tickets will NOW be required for the RSBC Convocation
    Students should plan to arrive at 8:00 a.m. Additional instructions will be sent to graduating students closer to the ceremonies. 

Freedom Mortgage Music Pavilion (formerly BB&T Pavilion)
1 Harbor Boulevard, Camden, NJ 08103
Parking: City of Camden Parking Authority:
Lot 1, South Delaware Avenue, Camden, NJ 08103
Lot 33, 537-549 2nd Street, Camden, NJ 08103

Academic Regalia

Academic regalia and other commencement items are now available for purchase.

Shop online at or visit the University District Bookstore located at 601 Cooper St, Camden, NJ 08102.

Cap and Gown Pre-Order Deadlines:

  • Online Ordering > In-store Pick-Up: March 22, 2024
  • Online Ordering > Ship-to-Home: April 14, 2024 (shipping fees apply)
  • In-store pickup for the orders placed online: begins on March 25

  • In-store purchase: begins on March 25

Students can purchase their regalia directly at the bookstore through commencement day or on site at commencement.

Please note:

  • Honors cords are not available until academic units calculate honors closer to the graduation date. In order to be eligible to purchase honor cords, Bookstore associates will check if your name appears on honor listing that have been provided to the University District Bookstore by academic units.
  • Several student groups and organizations give their members special cords, stoles and sashes. These are not for sale at the University District Bookstore. 

For more information contact our HJ grad specialist: 
Chris Urban at 215-245-1142 or

Graduation Photography Portraits for the Class of 2024

WHEN: Beginning Tuesday, December 12th 
WHERE: Campus Center, Executive Meeting Room
HOW TO SCHEDULE:, School Code: 34 OR call 1-800-OUR-YEAR™ (687-9327), (M-F: 9am-4pm) 

  • Portraits will be taken in your own Business Attire and Cap & Gown.
  • Cap & Gown attire will be provided.   
  • Don’t forget that you can use these portraits for your professional networking and job search sites.  
  • Please make note of your confirmation number when scheduling in case you need to change/cancel your appointment.
  • Appointments are limited. Don’t miss this opportunity to be photographed for Senior Portraits on campus!

Applying for Graduation

The Rutgers School of Business–Camden awards degrees three times a year: Fall (August / October), Winter (January), and Spring (May). To be considered for graduation, pending graduate students 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:

Students graduating in August, October, and January participate in the commencement ceremony in the following May. 

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

Commencement Speaker Nomination Information

One undergraduate student and one graduate student will be selected for the role of student commencement speaker for the Commencement Convocation. Being chosen as a speaker is one of the highest honors a graduate can achieve and carries tremendous responsibility. Graduates from any Program offered by the School of Business–Camden, regardless of location (day, evening, off-campus, or online), are eligible to be nominated as a Commencement Student Speaker.

The Student Speaker Selection Committee will review the submission packages from all finalists and will select the chosen speakers. For more info, go to: 

Commencement Speaker Nomination Information

Diploma Information

Students are able to have their diplomas mailed or held for pickup at the Rutgers University–Camden One Stop Student Services Center. If selecting the mailing option, please log in to the Rutgers Personal Information Page and click on the “Address Update” tab to verify your address on file is correct. If your mailing address needs to be updated, please email

NOTE: Any student with a financial hold over $100 will have to resolve their hold in order to receive their diploma.

Should you have any questions or issues, please feel free to email the Office of the Registrar at

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 and convocation.***

For more details, check out the Rutgers–Camden Commencement webpage. For School-specific information and questions, please contact

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If I am chosen and matched with an executive, I will follow through and prepare a one-page report giving honest feedback about the experience. The written summary is due by the start of the next semester. By typing my name in the box to the right I am offering my digital signature in lieu of my handwritten signature.

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After notified of a match, students are responsible for providing personal information to the matched executive (e.g., current resume and cover letter with information on career ambitions). The information on this application is for internal use only, for us to match you as well as possible with and executive from among our alumni database.

BLDP Application

The Spring 2023 Application is now open! 

Priority will be given to applications received by November 18. Applications are accepted until all seats are filled. Space is limited, so apply early!

The seminar application process is our gateway for entry into the program. Upon acceptance into BLDP, students will be emailed their acceptance letter plus a special permission number allowing registration for the BLDP seminar.


Seminar applications are solicited each semester and require the following:

  1. Completed application form (at the bottom of this page),
  2. For students with GPA 3.0 – 3.49, two (2) letters of recommendation (one academic; one other)

Rutgers-Camden students are invited to apply to apply for enrollment in the BLDP seminar. All applicants are expected to meet both of the following selection criteria:  (1) have sophomore standing or above and (2) have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. First-semester transfer students will be evaluated based on their GPA earned at Rutgers. Students who fail to meet these admission criteria may still be allowed to apply for (and possibly enroll in) the BLDP seminar, but they will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The director balances evaluations to make final decisions on people accepted for the seminar (up to a maximum of 15-20 each semester).

Students who are admitted to the BDLP are required to adopt the BLDP Code of Conduct. A signed contract is required from each student.

Students may count activities toward “leadership units” that were initiated prior to taking a seminar, as long as those activities occured primarily during their enrollment in their academic program.

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Applications for the BLDP Seminar will be ongoing until class is filled.

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