Rutgers School of Criminal Justice

Commencement May 2015

Congratulations to the School of Criminal Justice, Class of 2015. Commencement for Rutgers University – Newark will take place this year at the Prudential Center, downtown Newark, on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 9am.

Information you need to know.

Admission to Prudential Center

Tickets are NOT required.  Students should arrive at 8am.  Please have guests arrive at 8:30am at the Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ 07102


Parking at Rutgers – Newark will be free.  There will be a shuttle bus providing free transportation from Rutgers – Newark Campus to the Prudential Center.  Patrons who choose to park at or near the Prudential Center are subject to event rates.

Senior Photos

To schedule an appointment at the studio.

If you do not have access to a computer, you may call Customer Service at 908.964.0847

For more information please contact the Office of the Dean of Student Life 973-353-1906

Commencement Regalia

ALL GRADUATES must wear regalia to participate in the commencement ceremony.  ALL REGALIA should be PRE-ORDERED ONLINE @ website is available until March 21, 2015If you did not pre-order your cap and gown, it CAN be purchased in person at the Barnes & Noble College Store starting April 27, 2015

Bachelor of Science (BS): gold stripe. Cost is approximately $88, included cap, gown, tassel & hood for undergraduates

Master of Arts (MA): white stripe. Cost is approximately $118, included cap, gown, tassel, hood and stole) for graduate students

Ph.D. gowns must be ordered in person at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore. To process orders for custom gowns a 50% deposit is required. For pricing please contact Wilda Silva.

Be sure to ensure you have the correct hood at pick up:  Everyone will have a red stripe to represent RU

All questions regarding regalia should be addressed to Wilda Silva


A representatives from various companies will be available for consultations in the lobby of the Paul Robeson Campus Center monthly.  For more information, please visit the Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Bradley Hall.

Graduation Information Session

If you are an undergraduate and you plan to attend the ceremony you must attend a graduation information session. Click here to register.   

For more information please visit the commencement website for information pertaining to 2015 Graduation Ceremonies.

For regular updates on commencement click here.


Thursday, May 14th
4-6pm: Alumni Affairs Toast to all 2015 graduates on the Norman Samuels Plaza.
6-8pm: SCJ Undergraduate reception. Place will be announced soon.

Friday, May 15th
3-6pm: SCJ MA/PhD graduation reception. The current location is the West Faculty Wing of SCJ.

Saturday, May 16th
3-6pm: PhD student hooding ceremony in the Essex Room in the Paul Robeson Campus Center.

Monday, May 18th
9am: Undergraduate/ MA commencement at Prudential Center. Faculty will participate in the processional at 9am.  PhD students will be recognized at the ceremony and not hooded.