Commencement Postponed

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Message from Peter Englot, RU-N Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff

March 25, 2020

Dear Rutgers University – Newark graduating students,

I write to update you about the Rutgers- and Rutgers-Newark-wide committees that have begun meeting to plan ways to celebrate your graduation milestones. While it is still too early to determine when we will be able to hold an in-person celebration for Rutgers-Newark, our committee is working from the premise that we will be able to hold such an event at some point, after public health officials deem it safe to do so and we can make arrangements with an appropriate venue. With conditions still too uncertain to allow us to speculate on a date, the committee also is planning ways to celebrate you in the coming weeks, after the end of the spring semester, as well. We will provide another update on these plans as soon as we can.

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Regalia (Cap & Gown) Update

All refunds need to be requested by no later than Friday, April 3, 2020

  • Graduating students seeking a refund for their commencement regalia will need to email the bookstore by Friday, April 3, 2020, being sure to include the order number sent in the original email confirmation received from Oak Hall, the regalia provider. 
  • Refunds will include reimbursement for cap, gowns and accessories. Shipping and handling on any orders that have already shipped unfortunately cannot be refunded. Students who have already received their orders, but want a refund, need to ship them back to the bookstore.

For Returns & Refunds

  • Students who are seeking to return their regalia and receieve a refund can email the bookstore by April 3, 2020. Regalia should be shipped to the below address: 

Rutgers University - Newark Bookstore
Hahnes Building
42 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Questions about any aspect of this process may be directed to the bookstore at (973) 353-2227 or

For Purchasing

Students can still order commencement regalia. The regalia will be sent to their homes. Students can order their regalia online until April 30, 2020 at