Graduate student in full regalia stepping onto stage.

Congratulations Class of 2020

Get ready for graduation in Camden and Newark! For news about the 2020 graduating class or to follow along with commencement events, follow @RutgersLaw on Twitter


Class Day: The Graduating Seniors Awards Ceremony will take place on May 20, 2019. Friends and family are welcome to the ceremony. No RSVP is required and graduates, friends, and family are welcome. 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. reception in the Faculty Lounge. 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Awards ceremony on the Clark Commons on the Law Bridge.

Graduation Ceremony: The Graduation Ceremony for Camden will take place on Thursday, May 21, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. at the BB&T Pavilion. This year's commencement address will be delivered by American Bar Association President Judy Perry Martinez.

Law graduates should report to the Ben Franklin doors at 8:30 am with their regalia (graduates should not wear the hood; they will be hooded on stage). Friends and family members will enter through the Walt Whitman side.

Live stream: A live stream of the ceremony will be available on the Rutgers Law Facebook page and on the Rutgers University–Camden website.

Graduation tickets: The venue used for the Camden Graduation, the BB&T Pavilion, is large enough to allow you to bring any guests, and no tickets are necessary. The campus will have a website to make arrangements for those guests who need accommodations. We will distribute further information as soon as it becomes available.

Directions and parking: Information will be posted by the Campus and links will be distributed when updated. Read more about parking at Rutgers–Camden.

Special accommodations: Rutgers University strives to make the Commencement experience comfortable and accessible for all graduates and their guests. Please note, there are steps leading up to the stage in the BB&T Pavilion. Graduates who require assistance to fully participate in Commencement should reach out to the Office of Disability Services at (856) 225-6442 or More information is available at on the Rutgers–Camden website.

Reception: A light reception will follow at the Law School's Clark Commons on the Law Bridge. Friends and family members are welcome!

Diplomas: No diplomas are handed out on stage. Diplomas will be given out by the law school in Room E-110 until 1:00 pm. After that, diplomas may be picked up at the Camden Campus Registrar’s Office the following week.

GradImages is the official commencement photographer for our school. Your proofs may be ready to view as soon as 48 hours after the ceremony. You can view your photos online at If you have questions about ordering your photos, please contact the GradImages Customer Service Department at 800-261-2576 or via email at


Graduation Ceremony: The Graduation Ceremony for Newark will take place on Friday, May 22, 2020 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center at 1 Center Street in Newark. 

The ceremony at NJPAC will begin at 10:00 a.m., but graduates must report for the lineup and procession no later than 8:30 a.m. Graduates will be walking to the ceremony from the Law School. Unless you have special permission, you must be in the procession and cannot meet up at NJPAC. The Commencement ceremony ends approximately at Noon then there will be some time for meeting, greeting, and photographing friends, families, and fellow graduates. Graduates and guests are then invited back to the Law School building at 123 Washington St. in Newark for some light refreshments. 

Graduation tickets: Each student is allotted five NJPAC tickets, but if you need more than five, ask and we will try to accommodate any request within reason. All tickets are free. The NJPAC tickets are absolutely necessary to get into NJPAC for every single person, including small children and babies. Graduates will get their own ticket (in addition to the 5 guest tickets) the morning of graduation at the line up at the Law School.

Livestream: This year, commencement will be live streamed for those who cannot make it to the ceremony. View the live stream link.

Guest seating: Guest seating at NJPAC, while unassigned, will be tier specific. What this means is that ticket holders whose tickets read First Tier will only be allowed entry to that level of the Hall at NJPAC, but that once within the Hall, any seat on that tier can be taken. Guests should arrive early for the best selection of seats available in their tier. We must limit the number of Orchestra and First Tier tickets distributed to ensure that one student’s large extended family does not take prime seats from the spouses or parents of several classmates. 

Special accommodations:  NJPAC offers ADA seating in every tier should your guests require it. If you will have a guest with a disability that requires a special seating arrangement, contact Gail Brown at for more information.

Directions and parking: Every Rutgers Newark parking lot will be open for all guests all day long. The NJPAC parking facility will also be available at its usual rates. We found that last year many students chose to park there for the convenience of their guests. Look for Parking Lots A and C, adjacent east of the building. 

Diplomas:  Each student will receive his/her diplomas on stage, unless there are outstanding financial (or other) obligations to the University. 

For any questions regarding Newark's commencement including accommodations, please contact Gail Brown at or call 973.353.2580 or Associate Dean for Student Affairs Sarah Regina at or 973-353-3066.