Senior Year Experience

University Commencement

Rutgers University will hold a commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16. Please check the website below for most up to date information on this important event.

Learn more about Rutgers University Commencement.

Honors College Scholars Convocation | Class of 2021


We look forward to celebrating you as Honors College Scholars at our upcoming virtual convocation. Although we cannot gather in person, we can, with your friends and family, celebrate all that you've accomplished. Our virtual convocation will include remarks by Deans Matsuda and Gilmore and by select students.

Following the convocation, students may celebrate with the Honors College Deans and Staff—details will be available on the convocation page on the day of.

Countdown to Graduation

Reconnect with your classmates to celebrate your upcoming graduation. Learn about Senior Days events, meet your Class of 2020 Honors College Alumni Society board, receive your convocation postcard that you wrote to your future self after taking the HC oath as a first-year student, and make your final contribution to the Senior Class Gift for your Class of 2020. All attendees will receive the commemorative Honors College graduation t-shirt

This event is for all students who entered the Honors College in 2016.

Capstone Showcase 2021

Learn more about the hard work our HC Seniors have put into their Capstones!


The event will begin with a common welcome and a collective (virtual) toast to HC Seniors' research and success.

HC Seniors will be presenting their Capstones virtually from across all disciplines via the New Brunswick Student Exhibits platform created by Rutgers Libraries, as well as through personal Q&A rooms over Zoom following the toast.

Senior Class Gift Campaign

To celebrate the start of your final semester and to complete your undergraduate philanthropy legacy, your Class of 2020 Honors College Alumni Society Board, led by co-chairs Tiffany Yuen and Samantha Chen, is hosting an Honors College Senior Class Gift Campaign happy hour at Olive Branch.

Graduate School Personal Statement Workshop

Many graduate school applications will ask you to write a personal statement. Join Dean Matsuda for a workshop on how to write a personal statement that will strengthen your application, as well as address any other concerns you may have about the graduate school application process.


Seniors: Salary Negotiation Reilly Series IV Sponsored by Douglass BOLD Center

Being able to negotiate your compensation package is crucial to closing the gender wage gap. Studies show that women do not attempt to negotiate in comparison to men due to fear of being perceived negatively. This workshop is meant to instill confidence, raise awareness of the gender wage gap, and build skills in communication and negotiation. Other topics of discussion include self-advocacy and determining your worth for freelance gigs.

HCAS Senior Class Gift Campaign Art Auction- Class of 2021

While this virtual event has been cancelled, the HC and HCAS look forward to planning in-person celebrations for the Class of 2021 when conditions allow. Donations to the Senior Class Gift Campaign for the Class of 2021 can still be made here.

If you have any questions, please email Dean Rydel at