Graduate Student Video Submission for University Commencement

Graduation is a time to be celebrated and we want YOU to help us commemorate this special time in your life! As announced, Rutgers University Commencement: A Virtual Celebration will take place on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET, and we want you to be part of this event!

As a way to honor your hard work and achievements and to welcome you to University Commencement, members of the Class of 2021 will be featured in the Virtual Celebration. You’re invited to submit your videos, via the special Cinebody app or website, for possible inclusion!

Be Part of the Event and Submit Your Videos

Here is your chance to embrace your graduation and have fun! Show your RU pride and wear your regalia or favorite piece of Rutgers swag. Download the Cinebody app or visit the website,

Once you’re in Cinebody, enter the code R2021 and visit the Shot List.


Join this time-honored tradition and recognize the people who helped get you here. Thank your Mom, Dad, family members, professors, or advisors, and even your pet companions!


  • Download the free Cinebody app (iPhone) or click here (Android)
  • Create an account and enter the unique Join Code: R2021 to access the Commencement project.
  • Once in the project, look for the “Shot List” to see the categories of videos that are being sought.
  • For best results, record all videos through the app to ensure they are in the correct format and landscape orientation!
    • You can take multiple videos in the app and keep the one you think is best! Don’t worry we will make you look great!
    • NOTE: Uploaded videos must be shot in horizontal/landscape format. Any videos submitted in the incorrect format may not be accepted.
  • Wear Rutgers regalia or favorite Rutgers swag.
  • Keep the videos to 20 seconds or less. Shorter videos make a powerful statement.
  • Select from the shot list and hit record!
    • Record all five shots and be entered for a chance to win a prize!
    • Show your RU pride and wear your regalia or favorite piece of Rutgers swag.
    • Don’t be shy about making it personal and uniquely you!
  • iPhone users click here for a tutorial on how to use the app.
  • Android users click here for how to use the app through a web browser.

All videos must be submitted by Sunday, April 18 for consideration in the opening of our Virtual Celebration. The sooner you submit, the better your chances of making the final cut!

Questions? Contact the University Commencement office at or call (848) 932-2469

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