Douglass Convocation


Douglass Convocation will be held in the College Avenue Gym.

College Avenue Gym

130 College Avenue

New Brunswick, New Jersey


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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 alumnae 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 am. This Douglass tradition brings together our 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

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





Saturday, May 12, 2018

10:00 a.m.


Douglass Convocation will now be held at the College Avenue Gym.

College Avenue Gym

130 College Avenue

New Brunswick, New Jersey


How to Register

Graduating Seniors, register for Convocation here.


2018 Douglass Graduates

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:




The President, Governors, Trustees, Chancellors,Faculties, Staff, and

Graduating Classes of


are pleased to announce the


Sunday, May 13, 2018

10:00 a.m.

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.

Information for the 252nd Commencement