SMLR Class of 2021 Virtual Convocation and Rutgers University Commencement

Image of Class of 2021 graduation cap

 

School of Management and Labor Relations
Virtual Convocation Celebration

Tentatively scheduled for the afternoon of 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Please return to this page regularly for additional details!

 

Rutgers University 255th Anniversary Commencement (Virtual)

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Visit the University's commencement website for the latest information about this year's celebration.
 


Virtual Convocation Resources

SMLR & University Virtual Photobooths
If you are looking for a photo to personalize your graduate slide, the SMLR Virtual Photobooth is now available.  You may want to double your picture options with the University’s Virtual Photobooth. You can upload as many pictures as you would like to the Virtual Photobooths, rescale them, and download a copy using as many backgrounds as you like from both sites, so be sure to have fun with this feature! 

Information for Undergraduate Students

STEP 1:  Check Your Graduation Date 
Please check your graduation date to be sure it accurately reflects your degree completion through Degree Navigator. When you log in, you can see the date at the top right of the page in the box where your name, RUID, and NetID are listed. 

If you need to change your graduation date and are a SMLR student (BS LER), complete this form. If you are a School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) student (BA HRM or BA LSER), please contact your advisor at SAS Advising and Academic Services.  

STEP 2:  Apply for your Diploma

Don't forget to apply for your diploma as soon as possible for either May 2021 or August 2021. All students must complete this online process to graduate.  Click here to view University deadlines for submission.  

Please note: All 2021 Graduates wishing to have their name included in the SMLR Virtual Convocation must apply for their diploma by April 1 regardless of their graduation month.

STEP 3:  Senior Portraits (Optional) 

Lors Photography is offering Senior Portrait Sessions at three remote off-campus locations in New Jersey (New Brunswick, Mount Laurel, and Toms River). Seniors were sent an email directly from Lors Photography on Monday, January 18th with details and links to book a portrait session. This email was sent to the address on file with the registrar’s office. If you did not receive an email, please send a message to customerservice@lorsstudio.com or call 908-964-3040.

Information for Graduate Students

STEP 1:  Submit Your Degree Candidacy Form

Submit your Degree Candidacy Form as soon as possible for either May 2021 or August 2021. All graduate students must complete this form to graduate

STEP 2:  Apply for your Diploma

Don't forget to apply for your diploma as soon as possibleAll students must complete this online process to graduate.

  • SMLR Graduate Student Application Deadline for May 2021 graduates is April 1.
  • SMLR Graduate Student Application Deadline for August 2021 graduates is September 1.  

Please note: All 2021 Graduates wishing to have their name included in the SMLR Virtual Convocation must apply for their diploma by April 1 regardless of their graduation month.

STEP 3:  Graduate Portraits (Optional) 

Lors Photography is offering Graduate Portrait Sessions at three remote off-campus locations in New Jersey (New Brunswick, Mount Laurel, and Toms River). If you are interested in booking a portrait session, please email customerservice@lorsstudio.com or call 908-964-3040.

Additional Opportunities for All Class of 2021 Graduates

Ordering Regalia (Cap and Gown)
All regalia is purchased through Barnes & Noble and will be shipped directly to you. There is an early bird discount for regalia purchased on or before April 1, 2021. When ordering, please allow a minimum of 3 weeks to receive your regalia. Click here to order your regalia.

Post-Graduation Survey from Rutgers Career Exploration and Success
If you are a graduating student, please complete the post-graduation survey offered by Rutgers Career Exploration and Success. By completing the survey about your plans after graduation, you have an opportunity to be entered into a raffle to win your choice of a pair of Apple Air Pods or a $100 Amazon Gift Card!