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Graduation & Commencement

Graduation & Commencement

Gloucester Campus Parade of Graduates Commencement

​​​​Rowan College of South Jersey Class of 2021 Graduates,

Congratulations! You have either completed your RCSJ degree requirements already or you are very close to finishing!​ 

As we approach commencement season, we are gearing up to honor your accomplishments with a safe and social distanced drive-up ceremony. You persevered through an unprecedented experience to earn your degree and we are so proud of you.​​

Gloucester campus ceremonies will take place on Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12 in the afternoon. 

Students who RSVP'd by the April 23 deadline will be assigned a date and time to attend ceremonies based on their academic programs and majors. 

Download the Commencement map

​​​​Gloucester Campus ​Commencement Schedule 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

​1:00 -1:30 PM
​Nursing (last names A- I)
1:30 - 2:00 PM
​Nursing (last names J - Z)
​2:00 - 2:30 PM​Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Exercise Science
​2:30 - 3:00 PM
​Nuclear Medicine Tech, Physical Therapist Assistant​
​3:00 - 3:30 PM
​Health Science (Last names A- G)
3:30 -4:00 PM

​Health Science (Last names H-R)
​4:00 - 4:30 PM
Health Science (Last names S-Z)
5:00 - 5:30 PM
5:30 - 6:00 PM
​Social Work, Sociology
6:00 - 6:30 PM
​High School Option Program Graduates

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

​1:00 -1:30 PM
​Business Administration
​1:30 - 2:00 PM
​Accounting, Computer Graphic Arts, Computer Info Systems, Digital Marketing, Human Resource Management
​2:00 -2:30 PM
​Automotive Technology, Information Technology, Process Technology
​2:30 -3:00 PM
​Communication, Digital Photography, English, Music, Radio TV and Film, Theatre
​3:00 - 3:30 PM
​AA Arts and Sciences (Liberal Arts)
​3:30 -4:00 PM
​Art, History, Philosophy, Heath, Physical Education & Recreation
​4:00 -4:30 PM
​Education (last names A-L)
​4:30 -5:00 PM
​Education (last names M-Z)
​5:00-5:30 PM
​Criminal Justice
​5:30 -6:00 PM

​Law Enforcement, Pre-Law, Paralegal
​6:00 -6:30 PM
​AS Arts and Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Equine, Marine Science, Math, Engineering, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Survey Engineering 


  • Communication: Continue to check your student email to be aware of any updates!
  • Only one vehicle per graduate will be allowed on campus! Please arrive dressed in your regalia and ready to participate.
  • Crossing the stage: Only the graduate will be permitted to leave the vehicle and walk across the stage. All other guests will remain in the vehicle while the graduate crosses the stage. Professional photos will be taken at the stage by Grad Images. Guests will be invited to take their own photos with their graduate under the Photo Tent in Lot E.
  • Safety: Appropriate face masks must be worn by all attendees. Upon checking in, graduates will receive a commemorative RCSJ face mask to wear. Hand sanitizer will be provided and available throughout the event Social distancing protocols must be followed. Masks may only be removed briefly for photos when stationary and maintaining physical distance from other parties. 
  • Flowers will be available for sale by Phi Theta Kappa. Flower sales are cash only. 
  • Diplomas are not distributed at the ceremony. They will be mailed after your degree is certified. 
  • Conduct: All students and their guests will be held to the institutional expectations of student conduct.

​​Commencement Checklist
Graduates can find additional information on the Commencement Checklist​. 

​Cap & Gown Orders 
The deadline for online ordering was April 23, 2021. If you chose in-store pickup, you will receive an email notification when your order is ready for pickup. 

We look forward to celebrating with you at the Parade of Graduates on May 11 and 12.