Degrees are conferred by the university upon recommendation of the
faculty only at annual commencement at the end of the spring term.
Students completing degree requirements in October or January may ask
the registrar for a certificate attesting to their completion of degree
requirements after October 1 or after February 15. All students are
required to file a diploma information card with the registrar
(available at http://registrar.rutgers.edu), normally at the beginning of the senior year.
Degrees are conferred in absentia when the candidate has advised
the registrar in advance of inability to attend commencement. Diplomas
are withheld from all students whose financial or library accounts are