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Rowan College at Gloucester County and Cumberland County College merged on July 1, 2019 to form Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ).

Welcome to the RCSJ website (  Please note visitors from and will be redirected to this new site.

Graduation & Commencement

Graduation & Commencement


Rowan College graduates students five times a year, which includes, May, June, August, December, and January. 

Students who wish to graduate must complete a graduation application during the period listed in the Graduation Dates and Deadline Chart:

Graduation Dates & Deadlines Chart

Anticipated Term of ​Graduation ​​

Deadline to Apply for Graduat​ion Deadline for Academic Advising to review your applicationMonth Degree will be awardedOfficial Graduation Dates
Date when official diplomas will be mailed by Student Records
Fall 2019
Jun 06 - Nov 29December 9, 2019January 2020December 14, 2019March 7, 2020
Winter 2020
Dec 02 - Jan 03January 10, 2020January 2020January 10, 2020March 7, 2020
Spring 2020
Oct 14 - Apr 24May 1, 2020June 2020May 14, 2020August 17, 2020
Summer 2020-Early
Mar 03 - Jun 01June 18, 2020July 2020June 18, 2020August 17, 2020
Summer 2020-Late
Mar 03 – Aug 14August 18, 2020September 2020August 28, 2020October 30, 2020

A photo ID is required when picking up your diploma in-person.

*SUMMER DIPLOMAS 2019: For classes ending June 20, 2019, diplomas were mailed out Aug 26, 2019. For classes ending after June 20, 2019, diplomas will be mailed on October 28, 2019.

**FALL DIPLOMAS 2019: All diplomas will be mailed on March 7, 2020 for Fall 2019 graduates. Diplomas will not be available for pick-up.

***SUMMER DIPLOMAS-EARLY 2020: Students may earn their degree and receive and early summer diploma if they apply for summer graduate by June 1, 2020 and complete their degree requirements by the end of the first summer term June 18, 2020.

****SUMMER DIPLOMAS-LATE 2020: Students who apply for graduation by Aug 14, 2020 and complete their degree requirements within the summer term (term ends Aug 28, 2020) will qualify for a summer diploma.