Image of Class of 2023 grad cap

School of Management and Labor Relations

Saturday, May 13, 2023
3:00pm ET 

Jersey Mike's Arena
Rutgers Livingston Campus

Order Your Cap and Gown (Regalia) for Graduation

Academic Regalia for the 2023 SMLR Convocation ceremony and the 257th Anniversary Commencement is now available for purchase! Purchase online through
Order now through February 28 to receive an early bird discount!

Online orders offer these delivery options: 

  • Ship to store for no extra charge. Must order by February 28 and may pick up at Barnes & Noble starting April 5.
  • Ship to home for an additional delivery charge. Ship to home ordering closes April 17.

Purchase regalia in-store and pick up online orders at Barnes & Noble on Somerset Street beginning April 5. 

A "Grad Fair" event will be held at Barnes & Noble on April 5 & 6 from 10am-6pm. Join in the festivities, come for a complimentary professional headshot, and meet with representatives for purchasing class rings, diploma frames, personalized announcements and more!

Explanation of SMLR Convocation & Commencement
Graduation events consist of two parts: SMLR School Convocation and the 257th Annual Commencement.

The SMLR Convocation (Saturday, May 13th at 3pm in Jersey Mike's Arena) will recognize the individual graduates of the School of Management and Labor Relations. Each student will have their name called as they walk across the stage. See the video of last year's SMLR Convocation.

The 257th Anniversary Commencement (Sunday, May 14th at 10am in SHI Stadium) celebrates all members of the Class of 2023 from Rutgers–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences at one event. Details about Commencement can be found here:

SMLR’s Convocation will honor all SMLR undergraduate and graduate students earning any of the following degrees in January, May or August 2023:  

  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management (BA HRM)*
  • Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies and Employment Relations (BA LSER) *
  • Bachelor of Science in Labor and Employment Relations (BS LER)
  • Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
  • Master of Labor and Employment Relations (MLER)

* BA degrees are awarded by Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences and are recognized at SMLR’s Convocation.

Undergraduate students who need 12 credits or less to graduate and plan to enroll in the Summer 2023 session to complete these credits may be included in SMLR’s Convocation as expected August 2023 graduates. Inclusion in the Convocation and University Commencement ceremonies should not be construed as verification of graduation.

257th Anniversary Commencement

Sunday, May 14, 2023
10:00am ET

SHI Stadium
Rutgers Busch Campus

Visit the Commencement website
for complete details about this year's celebration.