Congratulations to the SMLR Class of 2022!

School of Management and Labor Relations 
Convocation

Saturday, May 14, 2022

1:30pm ET 
Jersey Mike's Arena
Rutgers Livingston Campus

Explanation of Convocation and Commencement
Graduation events consist of two parts: School Convocation and University Commencement.

Convocation honors and recognizes the individual graduates and the honors earned from the School of Management and Labor Relations. University Commencement celebrates all members of the Class of 2022 from Rutgers–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences at one event. It is at University Commencement where President Holloway confers the degrees. The details of University Commencement can be found here: commencement.rutgers.edu.

SMLR’s Convocation will recognize and honor all SMLR undergraduate and graduate students earning any of the following degrees in January, May or August 2022:  

  • Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
  • Master of Labor and Employment Relations (MLER)
  • Bachelor of Science in Labor and Employment Relations (BS LER)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies and Employment Relations (BA LSER) *
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management (BA HRM)*

* BA degrees are awarded by Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences and are recognized at SMLR’s Convocation.

Undergraduate students who need 12 credits or less to graduate and plan to enroll in the Summer 2022 session to complete these credits may be included in SMLR’s Convocation as expected August 2022 graduates. Inclusion in the Convocation and University Commencement ceremonies should not be construed as verification of graduation.


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 2022 or August 2022. All students must complete this online process to graduate.  Click here to view University deadlines for submission.  

Please note: All 2022 Graduates wishing to have their name included in the SMLR Convocation program must apply for their diploma by April 1 regardless of their graduation month.

STEP 3: Clear Any Financial Obligations
Information About Honor Awards

Departmental Honors 

Bachelor students of the Human Resource Management program, Labor Studies and Employment Relations program, and Labor and Employment Relations program who achieve a 3.70 GPA or higher for coursework within their major will receive an excellence pin and a certificate upon graduation.

Departmental honors for January and May graduates are determined as of January 15, 2022. Departmental honors for August 2022 graduates will be determined based upon the final transcript GPA. August graduates will not have their honors listed in SMLR’s Convocation program since they are not determined in time for publishing.

Latin Honors

The baccalaureate degree is conferred summa cum laudemagna cum laude, and cum laude for students achieving honors in the overall program of study at Rutgers University. All degree honors are determined by final cumulative GPA as listed below and are noted on the diploma and final transcript:

GPA Range

Degree Honor

3.850 - 4.000

summa cum laude

3.700 - 3.849

magna cum laude

3.500 - 3.699

cum laude

Note: Averages are not rounded to the next higher number in the calculation of honors.

Bachelor of Science students of the Labor and Employment Relations program achieving overall program honors of summa or magna cum laude will receive white cords from the School of Management and Labor Relations. The School of Arts and Sciences awards the honor cords for Bachelor of Arts students of the Human Resource Management and/or Labor Studies and Employment Relations program(s).


Information for Graduate Students

STEP 1: Submit Your Degree Candidacy Form

Submit your Degree Candidacy Form as soon as possible for either May 2022 or August 2022. 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 2022 graduates is April 1.
  • SMLR Graduate Student Application Deadline for August 2022 graduates is August 15.  

Please note: All 2022 Graduates wishing to have their name included in the SMLR Convocation program must apply for their diploma by April 1 regardless of their graduation month.

STEP 3: Clear Any Financial Obligations
Information About Honor Awards

All SMLR master’s degree students achieving a 4.000 GPA throughout their program receive gold cords to adorn their regalia.


Rutgers University 256th Anniversary Commencement

Sunday, May 15, 2022

2:00pm ET

Visit the University Commencement website
for complete details about this year's celebration.
 


Additional Resources for all Class of 2022 Graduates

Ordering Regalia (Cap and Gown)

All regalia is purchased through Barnes & Noble. Additional information and a link to order coming soon!

Gown & Hood/Trim Colors:    
  • MHRM graduates – black gown with DUSK/DRAB (light brown) hood 
  • MLER graduates – black gown with PEACOCK (blue) hood
  • BS LER graduates (School 37, SMLR) – red gown with GOLD trim 
  • BA LSER and BA HRM graduates (School 01, SAS) – red gown with WHITE trim

The tassel of the cap is worn on the right and turned to the left upon graduation.  

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!