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Commencement 2025

Congratulations to all Rutgers University, Graduate School-Newark graduates participating in the 2025 Commencement festivities!


The Graduate School-Newark is beyond delighted to host our in-person Doctoral and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Hooding Ceremony again in 2025. Details will be announced soon!


All graduating MFA and PhD students must arrive by 2:15pm and be in regalia in order to participate. Additional details are forthcoming! 

Please be sure to thoroughly read the notices emailed to all graduates for important information for you and your guests. 

Email us at with any questions.

Rutgers University-Newark Commencement (All Graduates)
Prudential Center (May 2025)

All 2025 graduates, in all programs, are invited to participate in the RU-N Commencement.  Doors for graduates open at 8am.  For more information please see the below.

GS-N Prudential Center Information


GS-N Doctoral & MFA Hooding Ceremony (PhD + MFA Grads)
Paul Robeson Campus Center

The Graduate School-Newark welcomes the 2025 PhD & MFA graduates to our annual Hooding Ceremony. 

Submit your orders for regalia here!

Please submit your name pronunciation and hooding advisor via this portal by Monday, April 28, 2025. The name reader at the Hooding Ceremony will do their best to pronounce all graduates' names correctly.

Graduates, Faculty, Staff and Guests, please review the below document with important information for the day of the ceremony!


GS-N Hooding Ceremony Information

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