Dear Class of 2018:
It gives me, and the staff of Douglass Residential College, great pleasure to congratulate you on reaching this important milestone. Your years of dedication and hard work have led you to this moment and it is with great pride that we will soon count you among the distinguished alums of Douglass Residential College and Rutgers University.
To celebrate your accomplishments, we invite you, your loved ones, and friends to join us at the 97th Douglass Convocation, Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on Antilles Field. This Douglass tradition brings together are community to celebrate all that you have accomplished.
I am pleased to announce that Douglass alumna Imbolo Mbue will be this year's keynote speaker. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Behold the Dreamers, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Blue Metropolis Words to Change Award, and was an Oprah's Book Club selection. Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and the Washington Post and a Best Book of the Year by close to a dozen publications, the novel has been translated into 10 languages, adapted into an opera, and optioned for a movie.
Below you will find additional information regarding the Douglass Convocation. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It has been a pleasure serving as your Dean, and I wish you success and joy as you begin your next journey.
Jacquelyn Litt, Ph.D.
Dean, Douglass Residential College and Douglass Campus
DOUGLASS RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE
Saturday, May 12, 2018
New Brunswick, New Jersey
How to Register
Graduating Seniors, register for Convocation here.
The deadline to have your name added to the graduation list, if eligible, is May 2nd. After May 2nd, additional names will not be able to be printed in the Convocation program. Please contact the Office of the Dean immediately if you name does not appear on the list.
Frequently Asked Questions
Additional information regarding the Douglass Convocation may be found here.
Parking for Douglass Convocation is available in the following locations:
- Parking deck behind the Douglass Student Center
- Lot 70
- Lot 69 (Ruth Adams-Douglass Project)
- Lot 73 (Nicholas Music Hall)
- Lot 74A (New Gibbons)
- Lot 79 (Hickman Hall) – Disabled Parking Pass required, and used for handicap drop-off and parking
- Lot 79A (Hickman Hall)– Disabled Parking Pass required, and used for handicap drop-off and parking
The President, Governors, Trustees, Chancellors,Faculties, Staff, and
Graduating Classes of
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
are pleased to announce the
252nd ANNIVERSARY COMMENCEMENT
Sunday, May 13, 2018
High Point Solutions Stadium
Piscataway, New Jersey
Parking on campus for commencement is limited. Graduating students must register to receive up to two free parking hangtags for themselves and their families or guests. Students are encouraged to register for hangtags early. Information regarding parking registration is available on the University Commencement website.