A new tradition for Rutgers-Camden: Marching from the Graduation ceremony site to the reception at the Law School.
Rutgers School of Law - Camden is proud to present the Class of 2010. Please join us for the celebration of their distinguished accomplishments.
The Graduation Ceremony will be Monday, May 24, 2010 at 1:00 p.m., at the Susquehanna Bank Center (SBC). Seating is unlimited. Graduates should report to the SBC, in the Ben Franklin lobby, at noon to line up in alphabetical order for procession. Families and friends will gather in the Walt Whitman Lobby. Doors to the seating area will open at noon.
Transportation and parking:
Before the ceremony:
Everyone is encouraged to park at the Camden County Parking deck, next to the law school at 6th and Penn Streets, or at Lot 7 on the waterfront. There will be buses in front of the law school to transport graduates, family and friends from 11:00 am to noon. These buses will shuttle back and forth to Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbor Blvd, Camden, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. There will be buses at Parking Lot 7, Delaware Avenue and Cooper Street shuttling back and forth to Susquehanna Bank Center from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. There is also parking at the Susquehanna Center.
After the ceremony:
Those who are unable to march may use the buses to return to campus. The buses will be at the Susquehanna Bank Center, by the River Line stop, at 2:30 pm, shuttling back and forth to the law school, until 3:30 pm. From 3:30 to 5:00 pm, buses will shuttle back and forth from the law school to Lot 7. Those driving back to campus may park in lots 7 on the waterfront (where a shuttle will be available back and forth to campus until 5:00 pm) or Lot 14 on Third Street, from which they can walk to the law school. Since some Students do remain in the Residence Halls through the summer, do not park in the Residence Lots 12 and 13.
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Special accommodations for Graduation Ceremony:
There are clearly-marked, reserved areas at the Susquehanna Bank Center for those who need special accommodations. See the SBC map below. Please contact Arlene Lentini, firstname.lastname@example.org with the total number of guests in your party, and the type of accommodation needed. To facilitate the seating arrangements, please have the party come at least 30 minutes before the actual ceremony begins. Please note that neither Rutgers-Camden nor the Susquehanna Bank Center is able to provide wheelchairs.
Awarding of diplomas:
Graduates usually receive their degree from Dean Solomon, but may receive their degree on the stage from family members who are graduates of Rutgers School of Law-Camden. Please send a request to email@example.com ASAP for permission to have your family member participate in this honor. All requests are reviewed by the Dean. We will need the family member's name, date of graduation, relationship to you, and a telephone number where family member may be reached. Since we try to sit entire party together, please let us know the total number of persons in your party. At the Susquehanna Bank Center, please have your presenters and all your friends and family who are sitting together report to section 103 (see SBC map above). To facilitate the seating arrangements, please have the party come at least 30 minutes before the actual ceremony begins.
What to wear:
Caps and Gowns must be obtained from the bookstore,
University District Bookstore
Camden Technology Center
601 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Graduates should wear the cap and gown but not the hood. Hood should be unbuttoned and held over the left arm when marching and when coming up to the stage. Faculty "Hooders" elected by the graduating class will hood graduates when they are called up on stage. Since we are marching back to the law school, graduates should wear comfortable shoes.
Where to report, line up, etc.
Graduates should report to the SBC, in the Ben Franklin lobby, at noon to line up in alphabetical order for procession. Lists of which graduates are in which row will be posted. Line leaders will lead graduates to their rows. When they arrive at their seat, graduates will sit down until all graduates are seated. When lining up at the Ben Franklin lobby, each graduate present will receive a card with the name, pronunciation, and whether the person received honors or is having the diploma presented by a family member who is a graduate of the law school. When each graduate marches on stage, the card should be given to the Reader, who will read the name as the graduate proceeds to hand the hood to the first available Hooder on stage. After hooding, the graduate meets the Dean on stage to receive the diploma, has photos taken, and returns to sit. Graduates march in after the faculty and stage guests, and sit in the "pit" area. Line leaders will lead graduates to their rows. When they arrive at their seat, graduates will sit down until all graduates are seated.
After the ceremony:
March to the law school Faculty, and graduates will march from the Susquehanna Center to campus (weather permitting). We will be led by musicians. When leaving the stage, the Grand Marshal and Dean will march down the steps towards the
pit where the graduates are sitting. The graduates will stand up and each row will march side by side with the faculty as the faculty marches out of the SBC between Sections 103 and 104 and to the Ben Franklin lobby(see SBC map above). Then they will meet the band outside and march to law school along Delaware Avenue. All family members and guests are invited to join the march. Those unable to march may use the shuttles provided (see transportation, above).
3:00 pm: Reception
A reception will be held at the Law School, on the Law Bridge and on the Terrace, from the end of the ceremony to 4 pm.
Returning regalia and picking up diplomas:
Regalia will NOT be collected at the Susquehanna Bank Center. Please bring your regalia from 3:00 to 4:00 pm to Room E 108. You will receive a receipt that you may exchange for your diploma in the following rooms:
A through L: Room E 110
M through Z: Room E 112
No one may pick up a diploma for anyone else. We know you appreciate the security issues involved in handing out the diplomas for the Juris Doctor Degree. Bookstore personnel will stop collecting regalia at 4:00 pm, and the registrar’s personnel will stop distributing diplomas shortly after that. If you are not at the law school by 4:00 pm, you may return your regalia to the bookstore after graduation. You will receive a receipt which can be presented to pick up your diploma from the Registrar’s Office., http://registrar.camden.rutgers.edu/
Office of the Registrar
Division of Student Affairs
311 North Fifth Street
Camden NJ, 08102-6053
Fax (856) 225-6453
For information on senior portraits or photographs taken on graduation day, please contact:
Mary Ellen Dougherty
Herff Jones Photo Division
3580 Progress Drive, Suite G
Bensalem, PA 19020
1800-334-1531, ext 2190