Graduation Information

Join in to celebrate our Graduates of the Class of 2020! The School of Health Professions will be hosting a virtual Convocation Ceremony on May 22, 2020 at 11am. To watch the ceremony, go to

Reminder for graduates! On Saturday you received an invitation to upload a video through StageClip for SHP’s Convocation Ceremony on May 22nd at 11:00am. If you did not receive an email, please check your spam/junk folders. Please make sure to upload your video to your personalized link by May 15th. Please note: you also received an invitation for StageClip for Rutgers University’s Commencement on May 31st last week; you must submit to both links in order to appear in both ceremonies. You can also upload your videos and photos to, but you must sign in using the email address they sent your invitation to.

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, we have cancelled all events between now and May, 31, 2020, including the Graduation Fairs.

Degrees are conferred three times a year:

  • January (Finishing requirements in Fall semester of the prior year)
  • May (Finishing requirements in Spring semester of the same year)
  • August (Finishing requirements in Summer semester of the same year)

(Some joint students may follow their affiliate’s graduation dates)

To recognize your academic achievements, SHP graduates will be invited to two graduation events held only once a year in May – Rutgers University Commencement at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, and the School of Health Professions Convocation at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ. For more information regarding University Commencement, please go to

All degree requirements must be met before the date the degree is conferred. This includes:

  • Resolution of incomplete/in progress grades (I, IP)
  • Grade change (Grades will not be changed after the degree is conferred)
  • Submission of major projects, thesis or comprehensive exams.

Applying for Graduation

All SHP students apply for graduation utilizing the online graduation application in the portal (see instructions below).


· Login to your MyRutgers portal:

· Select the Banner Self-Service tab

· On the left-hand side, press “Student Records” from the drop-down menu.

· Click on “Account Summary by Term” and login(if prompted)

· Then select Student Enrollment Services at the top.

· Click Apply to Graduate at the bottom of the list.

January Graduation November 6
May Graduation February 1
August Graduation Early Application March 1

Regular Application July 1

  • August 2021 graduates who wish to participate in Commencement and/or Convocation MUST apply early.

*August graduates who wish to participate in Commencement and/or Convocation MUST apply early.

Certificates and Diplomas will only be released to graduates after confirming that all degree requirements have been met and any encumbrances have been cleared. Examples of these holds include: account balance, financial aid, library or student loans.

  • Diplomas may be picked-up at our Enrollment Management Welcome Center, located at the Health Sciences-Newark campus.

Certificates and diplomas can be mailed (free of charge) by submitting a Certificate/Diploma Release Form.