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​Schedule​

9:30 a.m.Assemble in Swisher Gymnasium in your Cap and Gown
10:00 a.m.Line up in Swisher Gymnasium
10:15 a.m.Processional from Swisher Gymnasium to Science Green
10:30 a.m.Commencement Ceremony (until approximately 12:00 p.m.)

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Parking Information & Map

On-campus parking on Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17, is free to all visitors, no parking pass needed. You won't have to stop at the main gate on Friday or Saturday.​

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Order Cap, Gown and Invitations

Grad Fair

Tuesday, October 18, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the JU Bookstore.

Order Online

When commencement regalia becomes available, you will be able to order it online.​

Deadline

The deadline to order your Cap and Gown is October 28th

After the deadline, you must contact the JU Bookstore at (904) 256 -7502 to order your cap and gown.

Cost

Costs to rent academic regalia for the next commencement ceremony have not yet been announced. For planning purposes, these are last year's prices:

  • $58.50 - Bachelor cap, gown, stole, and tassel
  • $69.95 - Master cap, gown, hood, and tassel
  • $139.95 - Doctorate cap, gown, hood, and tassel

Pick-up​

  • When: December 5th - 16th
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  • Where: JU Bookstore

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grad-cowl.jpgCommencement Ceremony Information

Graduation List

The Graduation List is posted in WebAdvisor and outside the Registrar's Office on the 1st floor of the Howard Administration Building. The Commencement List is updated the 8th of each month. Please check the Commencement List to see if your name, graduation term, degree, major, and minor are correct. Corrections must be submitted to the Registrar's Office in writing or using your JU E-mail account.

Bachelor Graduates

Your cap and gown will be black with a green stole and a green and white tassel. The tassel is to be worn on your right-hand side. During the ceremony, you will be instructed to move the tassel to your left-hand side.

Latin Honors for Bachelor Degree Candidates

Bachelor degree candidates who will complete their degree requirements at the end of the Spring semester with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and have earned a minimum of 60 graded (A-F) credits at Jacksonville University will graduate with Latin Honors:

  • Cum Laude – 3.50 to 3.69
  • Magna Cum Laude – 3.70 to 3.89
  • Summa Cum Laude – 3.90 to 4.00

To have Latin Honors recognized during the Commencement ceremony, students must be on track to complete their Bachelor's degree requirements by the end of the 2016 Fall semester. The cumulative GPA as of November 10, 2016, will be used for the Latin Honors listed in the Commencement Program and recognized at the Commencement Ceremony.

Latin Honors posted on the diploma and JU transcript is based upon the final GPA when all grading is completed and the degree certified.

Gold Cord for Bachelor Latin Honors

Graduates with Latin Honors noted in the Commencement Program are eligible to wear a Gold Cord at Commencement. Gold Cords will be in your cap and gown packet.

Master Graduates

Your cap and gown will be black with a black tassel. Your tassel should be worn on your left-hand side, since you have a Bachelor's degree. You will have a hood with the color that represents your area of study:

  • White: Art
  • Olive Brown: Business
  • Brown: Choreography
  • Light Blue: Education
  • Gold: Marine Science
  • White: Mathematics
  • Peach: Nursing
  • Silver: Speech-Language Pathology
  • Peacock/Teal: Public Policy

Do not wear your hood to the Commencement line-up, but carry your hood on your arm. You will be hooded on stage when you receive your diploma.

Doctoral Graduates

Your cap and gown will be black with a black tassel. Your tassel should be worn on your left-hand side, since you have a Bachelor's degree. Your Doctoral Hood will be Peach. Do not wear your hood to the Commencement line-up, but carry your hood on your left arm. You will be hooded on stage when you receive your diploma.

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Gown Return

After the Commencement Ceremony, you will return your gown to collection sites near the Science Green or at the Bookstore.

  • Bachelor graduates will keep their stole, cap and tassel
  • Master and Doctoral graduates will keep their hood, cap and tassel

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Graduation Pictures

Congratulations on your Achievement! GradImages® was the official photographer at your 2016 Fall Commencement Ceremony.

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Senior Gift

Each year the Senior class makes a donation to Jacksonville University to give thanks and recognition for the tangible and intangible benefits afforded them during their tenure.

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News Release

Graduates: Get information about sending a graduation news release to your hometown newspaper. Download PDF files of the News Release and News Release Instructions.

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​2017 Spring Commencement

The 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, April 29, at 9:30 a.m. on the Jacksonville University campus.

The 2016 Fall Commencement Ceremony will be the last Fall Ceremony. Starting with the 2017 Spring semester, the Commencement Ceremony will be held once a year at the end of the Spring semester. Jacksonville University will continue to have four graduation conferrals a year, at the end of the Fall, Spring, Summer I, and Summer II terms.

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