Rutgers will welcome graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 back to campuses this fall for a celebration of their success that, like so many other milestones, was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the marquee event, Hip Hop icon Snoop Dogg will hold a concert for the graduates on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 8:30 p.m. at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, opening with a performance by Warren G. Members of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 are invited to attend for free with one guest each. Graduates will receive priority registration for tickets, which also are available to current students.
“I am looking forward to performing at Rutgers University to celebrate their student body and the release of my new record Algorithm,” Snoop Dogg said. “It’s going to be a party to remember and the energy is going to be off the hook.”
The concert, open to all Rutgers graduates from both years, is one of several gatherings planned across Rutgers in October and November to celebrate achievements that have not been overlooked or forgotten, even though they couldn’t be recognized in traditional in-person commencement ceremonies.
“We are excited to bring our newest alumni together in person to honor their accomplishments,” said Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway. “The Classes of 2020 and 2021 are a resilient group who have endured unexpected challenges with remarkable grace. We are thrilled to welcome them back to celebrate all they have achieved.’’
The concert by Snoop, open to all Rutgers graduates from the Classes of 2020 and 2021 and current students, is one of several gatherings planned across Rutgers in October and November.
Graduates will get a chance to don regalia, take photos and reunite with their former classmates during school celebrations and events across campuses at Rutgers-New Brunswick Oct. 21-25, at Rutgers-Newark Nov. 8-10 and at Rutgers-Camden on Nov. 10.