Diploma Information

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To receive your diploma on time, you'll need to provide a few details first.

Rutgers University–Newark includes the following information on diplomas:

  • Your name
  • The degree you earned
  • The degree conferred date
  • Honors earned (if applicable)

Note: Your diploma does not indicate your major or minor. These details are recorded on your official transcript.

Diploma Name

The name in our student system will print on your diploma. If you require a change or correction in your name, you must submit a change of name request and if you have questions or concerns, email registrar@newark.rutgers.edu 

Diploma Size

  • The undergraduate diploma is printed on 8.5" x 11" paper.
  • The graduate diploma is printed on 11" x 14" paper.


Undergraduate students may graduate with honors upon meeting a cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the end of the final semester for the baccalaureate degree.

  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.850 or better
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.700 to 3.849
  • Cum Laude: 3.500 to 3.699

Diploma Application Deadline Dates

All Undergraduate Degree Candidates must complete a Graduation Application by the following deadline dates:

Expected Undergraduate Degree Candidates Application Date to Be Submitted By
October July 30
January October 15
May February 15
More information on Undergraduate Graduation Certification and Requirements 

All Graduate Degree Candidates must complete a Graduation Application by the following deadline dates:

Expected Graduate Degree Candidates Application Date to Be Submitted By
October August 1
January November 1
May March 1

When Diplomas Are Available

Diplomas Conferred For Available Pick Up
January Mid-March
May Mid-July
August Mid-December
October Mid-December

All Rutgers University–Newark diplomas can be picked up at the following location:

Blumenthal Hall
Office of the Registrar
249 University Avenue, 3rd Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

Diploma Address

It is up to you to make sure your diploma is mailed to the correct address. Your diploma will be mailed to the diploma address that appears in the Online Diploma Application. If you wish to change your diploma mailing address, please complete a Request to Mail Diploma online.

Mailing Timeline

Diplomas are mailed six to eight weeks after the degree has been certified by your school or college.

If you are an international student, allow eight to twelve weeks for receipt of diploma.

Diploma Release Authorization

If you are unable to pick up your diploma and want to send someone to pick it up on your behalf, please fill out the Diploma Release Authorization form.

Note: The delegate is required to present a valid government photo identification, such as a domestic driver's license, state ID, passport, military ID, or permanent resident card ("green card").

Request a Duplicate or Replacement Diploma

Please complete the Duplicate Diploma Request Form, and mail it to the address listed on the form.

Key Contacts

Office of the Registrar

(973) 353-1766 (ext 1)
Blumenthal Hall3rd Floor
249 University AvenueNewarkNJ07102

Please include your 9-digit RU ID# and full name in the form below.

Contact us by clicking here

Paula Couto

Assistant Registrar

For additional assistance