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Collage of decorated mortar boards

Celebrating the
Class of 2020

Congrats, Grads

At a time of unprecedented hardship, you did it. You completed the papers and passed the exams, you defended your thesis, you did the work—and because of that you have earned your Rutgers degree!

Despite being apart during these trying times, the Rutgers community is coming together virtually to celebrate the Class of 2020 and the important milestone of earning a degree.

On behalf of all Rutgers family, friends, faculty, and staff, we say congratulations to every student graduating this month.

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"I was born into a Rutgers family..."

"I was born into a Rutgers family. My parents met at Rutgers. I grew up at the old Rutgers stadium and the RAC. I came to the banks of the Old Raritan to find people who loved this school as much as I did. WRSU combined that love of Rutgers and athletics. I found my second home, and added to my Rutgers family."

Jake Ostrove (pictured third from left)
WRSU assistant sports director
Journalism and media studies major
School of Communication and Information Class of 2020

Image of four students at the RAC.

18,966 Graduates
Countless Experiences

Welcome to our newest alumni, the Class of 2020, who will always be scarlet forever.

13,057
Rutgers–New Brunswick
and RBHS graduates
4,090
Rutgers–Newark graduates
1,819
Rutgers–Camden graduates

"I will remember it all for years to come..." 

"One of my favorite parts about Rutgers University is how dedicated the faculty are to providing the best for their students. I have met some absolutely extraordinary professors, mentors, and advisors through the Rutgers Department of Physics and Astronomy who have helped me further my passion. I will miss being challenged in and out of the classroom. I will miss excursions to places like the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia. I will miss all my peers who kept me curious and innovative. However, I will remember it all for the years to come. From the research to the tough exams, I know that it has all helped me grow so much in the past four years and I can not wait to see what the future holds."

Esha Rao (pictured in front of a particle accelerator)
Honors Program, NROTC
Astrophysics and professional physics double major
School of Arts and Sciences Class of 2020

Esha Rao

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