Rutgers University awarded degrees to the most prominent class in the school’s 244-year history today in a conventional ceremony that considered an honorary degree and a smattering of hoots for Gov. Chris Christie. Richard McCormick, Rutgers’ president, formally awarded the record 12,651 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees during the nearly 4-hour ceremony under elm trees on Voorhees Mall at the state university’s New Brunswick campus. Commencement and convocation ceremonials are dealt by respective different offices at Rutgers.
Separate convocations are also held by most of the individual schools and colleges at several times from Sunday, May 16, through Friday, May 28, at which degrees and grants are disseminated to the schools’ calibrating classes. The main commencement was held place at 1 p.m. Sunday, at Voorhees Mall near College Avenue in New Brunswick. University Commencement is a university wide ceremony at which the president of the university officially confers all undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded all around the past academic year.
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