CONGRATS, CLASS OF 2017

On Saturday, April 29, we will gather under the majestic oak trees of our beautiful campus to welcome nearly 900 students to the ranks of our more than 32,000 alumni. Congratulations to our graduates and their families, who have worked so hard to reach this milestone. We look forward to celebrating with you. Find out where to park, stream the ceremony, and see what our grads are saying.

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Sen. Aaron Bean to JU Spring 2017 graduates: wield your “superpowers,” dream bigger to do incredible things

Quoting Nelson Mandela and Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and with references to Spider-Man, Drake, Clash of Clans, Star Wars, Adele and others, Florida Sen. Aaron Bean urged Jacksonville University graduates Saturday, April 29, to harness their “superpowers” to take on the world. “We all have two superpowers that are distinct and more powerful than you ...

RIVER LIFE: Manatee’s new status should be celebrated

Last month, our local charismatic megafauna, the Florida manatee, achieved a very significant milestone in recovering from near extinction, when the federal government down-listed the marine mammal from endangered to threatened. While some are upset that the status of the gentle giant was changed, it really is something to be celebrated. To continue to be ...

Florida Sen. Aaron Bean ’89 to be awarded honorary doctorate, deliver keynote address at Commencement April 29

Florida Sen. Aaron Bean, a 1989 graduate of Jacksonville University, will deliver keynote remarks to nearly 900 graduating students as JU celebrates its Spring Commencement Saturday, April 29, under the oak canopy of its Science Green. Sen. Bean was first elected to the Florida Senate in 2012. He was subsequently re-elected without opposition in 2014 ...

Jacksonville University again selected to host NCAA Tournament

In collaboration with the JAXSPORTS Council, March Madness returns to Veterans Memorial Arena in 2019, and Jacksonville University will serve as host for first and second round action. The city’s fourth stint as an NCAA Tournament site has captured events in the 2006, 2010 and 2015 seasons, with JU selected as the host institution each ...

Athletic Director Alex Ricker-Gilbert ups JU’s influence with appointment to NCAA Division I Council

The University’s voice on issues surrounding student athletes across the nation has doubled with the announcement that Athletic Director Alex Ricker-Gilbert is the newest member of the NCAA Division I Council. The council reports directly to the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, and President Tim Cost was named to that governing body last fall. ...

‘Flexing our considerable muscle’: JU gives Arlington its all with its most impressive Charter Day of Service to date

On “the most important, exhilarating and vibrant single day of community service in its history,” as JU President Tim Cost put it, the diverse family that is Jacksonville University put the surrounding Arlington area in its embrace as never before Friday, April 7. Hundreds of accepted and current students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends fanned ...


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