COAS Graduation 2024

ConGRADulations Class of 2024!

The College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Recognition Ceremonies

The COAS Graduation Recognition ceremonies are for all COAS graduates. This is the ceremony where COAS students will walk across the stage and receive their diploma cover. There are two COAS ceremonies, one for Natural Sciences and another for Social Sciences and Humanities. Graduates must be both academically and financially cleared to participate in graduation festivities. Regalia is required for all ceremonies

                                   The Graduation Recognition Cerem´╗┐onies for the College of Arts and Sciences will be held on:

                                                                               Friday, May 10th, 2024, In Burr Gymnasium. 

  • The ceremony for Natural Sciences will be held from 8 am-10 am.
  • (Graduates must arrive in the Lower Gym by 7:30 am)
  • The ceremony for Social Sciences & Humanities will be held from 11 am-1 pm. 
  • (Graduates must arrive in the Lower Gym by 10:30 am)

Honors Cords and Medallions Pick-Up

Graduating students will be able to pick up honors cords and medallions in the Blackburn Truth and Service Room on the following days and times:

Tuesday May 7th: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Wednesday May 8th: 11:00 pm-2:00 pm



COAS Graduation Rehearsals

Attending the graduation rehearsal is essential for familiarizing yourself with the proceedings, practicing key moments, and ensuring a smooth and memorable ceremony. Your participation not only contributes to the overall coordination but also enhances your confidence and readiness for the big day. Let's make the most out of this rehearsal to ensure our graduation is a success!

Rehearsal will take place on the following date and times below in Burr Gym (Lower Gym):

Thursday May 9th, 2024

Natural Sciences: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Social Sciences and Humanities: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Which ceremony are you in?

Natural Sciences

The following majors will participate in the Natural Sciences ceremony:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health, Human Performance & Leisure Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Psychology

Social Sciences and Humanities

The following majors will participate in the Social Sciences and Humanities ceremony:

  • African Studies
  • Afro-American Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology & Criminology
  • World Languages & Cultures

Important Contacts and Resources for COAS Graduation

Participate in the COAS Graduation Ceremonies!

Do you have a talent? COAS is looking for you!

Can you sing, are you a poet, do you dance? Please use the link below to complete the form for a chance to perform at COAS graduation!


COAS Graduation Performance Form

COAS Graduation Ceremony Accommodations

Seating Accommodations

If you have a guest(s) that will need seating accommodations for the COAS graduation recognition ceremonies in Burr Gymnasium, please complete the form below. 


Seating Accommodations Form

COAS Graduation Keynote Speakers!

Antonio D. Tillis, Ph.D.

Chancellor of Rutgers University

Click here to learn more about Dr. Tillis!