Rutgers School of Business–Camden
Commencement Information

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Commencement Update

We are pleased to announce SBC’s virtual Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021 will be held on Friday, June 4th at 10:00 am.

The event will be livestreamed. The link will go live at 10:00 am. You will not need special software to participate. This event will bring together our graduates, faculty, alumni speakers, and all of the Rutgers–Camden community to celebrate our remarkable students. All graduating students will be invited to share photographs for the ceremony. Additional information about the photopgraph submission and commencement-related festivities will be sent by the Office of the Dean in the coming weeks.

Please note that registration is not required to participate or view the ceremonies. If graduates have purchased regalia, they are encouraged to wear it during the ceremony, but the purchase of regalia is not required.

Applying for Graduation

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.

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:

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

Academic Regalia

To purchase academic regalia and graduation-related items, please visit Please note, this website has been designed to service many universities across the nation. The use of the word “ceremonies” is generic and does not reflect the commencement plans of all schools served by Herff Jones.

You can choose to have your cap and gown shipped to the Barnes and Noble University District Bookstore, or for an additional fee, you can have your gown shipped directly to your home. Online ordering will be open until April 23, 2021. Gowns ordered for shipping to the bookstore will be available for pick-up starting May 3, 2021. Gowns shipped to homes will be delivered 2-3 weeks from the order date. If you miss the online ordering period, a limited supply of extra gowns will be available for purchase at the Barnes and Noble University District Boostore starting May 3.

For information regarding the purchase of honors cords for the Class of 2020, contact or visit the University District Bookstore, 601 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08103, Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Sat.-Sun. closed).

Senior Portraits

Lifetouch Photography will be hosting senior portrait sessions in the Campus Center for the Class of 2021 for the School of Business-Camden. Schedule your appointment here and enter School Code 34 or call 1-800-OUR-YEAR™ (687-9327), during normal business hours. Appointments are required. 

When you schedule your appointment, you will receive complete information on how to prepare for your portrait sitting.  Please note that Lifetouch has instituted new operating protocols to ensure your health and safety. Find out more about these practices by visiting:

Here a few things to remember when you come to campus for your portrait:

  • Park in Lot 12 – even if you don’t have a parking permit.
  • You must wear a face covering while on campus and in any University building, practice social distancing, and follow all other university COVID protocols, including completing the My Campus Pass, prior to arriving on campus. Log in to and click on the tab labeled “My Dashboard.”
  • Additional protocols can be found at:
  • If you have not chosen to purchase regalia, Lifetouch will provide loaner regalia for your portrait session. The robes are sanitized in between sessions and individual cap-liners are provided.

Scarlet Snapshots

During the weeks of May 10 and May 17, 2021, graduates will be invited to step onto the “Scarlet Stage” for an in-person graduation photography event. Graduates and up to two members of their families will be able to pose against a variety of festive and formal backdrops! GradImages, the University’s commencement photographers, will be on site to capture these celebratory moments. Individual sessions will be scheduled via registration to ensure COVID protocols, including limited room capacity. In mid-April, members of the Class of 2021 will receive further information about how to register for their Scarlet Snapshot!

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.***

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BLDP Shadowing Days Application

After being 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 Fall 2021 Application is now open! 

Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, April 2, 2021. 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. Personal essay
  3. 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.

Application for Admission to BLDP Seminar

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

  • * Indicates a required field.

  • Contact Information

  • Academic Information

  • Please enter a number from 0 to 500.
  • Transfer students only.
  • Employment Information

  • List relevant employment history

  • EmployerPositionDates of Employment 
  • School Leadership Information

  • Provide evidence of leadership initiative while enrolled in school by listing all school-based organizations and activities in which you have held a leadership role while a student.

  • OrganizationRoleDates 
  • Community Leadership Information

  • Provide a list of community or volunteer activities in which you engaged in a leadership role.

  • OrganizationRoleDates of Activity 
  • Essay

  • Please write a short essay between 150 to 350 words, in which you discuss the reasons why your application should be considered for the Business Leader Development Program, including what you hope to gain from the program and what you can contribute.

  • Additional Submission Instructions

  • For your application to be complete, this form and TWO REFERENCE LETTERS must be on file in the Student Experience Center. Ideally, you should receive one letter from an academic source (e.g., a former or current instructor), and one from a business source (e.g., a former employer - even if for a part-time or volunteer position). Your letter writers should be mail them directly to: Dan Rosenthal, Student Experience Officer, Rutgers University, School of Business, 227 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102 or email the letters to

    Please only submit one application. If you experience any technical problems or need to submit the application again, please contact

    Thank you.

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