Rutgers Celebrates 250 years of commencement: Information and speakers announced

By: Sean Gonzalez      April 15,2016

Rutgers University has announced it’s schedule for its 250th annual Commencement ceremonies around all three campuses.  President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at the New Brunswick ceremony on May 15th.


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From Wendell Pierce to Barack Obama, Rutgers University is celebrating its 250 years of  the celebration for it’s graduating students throughout all three campuses.

The 250th celebration will be mostly based around the University’s main campus: New Brunswick. The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama will give the commencement speech, in what is one of his last three commmencement speeches as President of this country. Also the university will bestow an honorary doctor of laws degree upon Bill Moyers, distinguished journalist, and an honorary doctor of science degree upon pioneering researcher S. Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

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 The New Brunswick Ceremony will be held  Sunday, May 15, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. in High Point Solutions Stadium at Rutgers University–New Brunswick on the Busch Campus in Piscataway, New Jersey.





Meanwhile, at the Newark Campus, actor, radio personality, author, and humanitarian Wendell Pierce will be giving the commencement speech to the students.





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The Rutgers University Newark Campus commencement is on Wednesday, May 18, at 9 a.m., Prudential Center.





The Camden Campus ceremonies will take over the course of two days. All ceremonies will take place at the BB&T Pavilion (formerly the Susquehanna Bank Center), One Harbor Boulevard, Camden, New Jersey on May 14th and May 15th.


Information for tickets and please call the Rutgers Commencement Office at 

                    732-445-4636 or email 



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