2014 Fall Commencement Exercise - Saturday, December 13th
Assembly - Swisher Theatre 9:30 am to 10:00 am in your Cap and Gown
Line-Up - Swisher Theatre @ 10:00 am
Processional - From Swisher Theatre to Science Green 10:15 am
Ceremony - Begins at 10:30 am
                  - Ends 12:00 noon (Approximately)
 
Order Cap, Gown and Invitations
Grad Fair - Thursday, October 9th from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm JU Bookstore
Come to the Graduation Fair and order your cap, gown, and invitations for December Commencement. 
Also at the Grad Fair
  • Herff-Jones to help you order your class ring and other Graduation mementos.
  • Registrar's Office to answer graduation requirement questions.
  • JU Graduate Admissions Counselors - to give information about JU Graduate Programs.

Deadline for ordering Cap and Gown is Friday, October 24th.  You may order on-line at

http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_ju/

Cost for Renting Academic Regalia

$56.75 - Bachelor cap, gown, stole, and tassel

$66.25 - Master cap, gown, hood, and tassel

$139.95 - Doctorate cap, gown, hood, and tassel

Cap and Gown Pick-Up at JU Bookstore - December 1st - 12th
  • Monday-Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 6th - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

 Graduation Reception - Friday, December 12, 2014 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at the Riverhouse

Jacksonville University faculty and administration invite all graduates and their families to celebrate Commencement during the reception in their honor.  Light hors d' oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
Attire is business casual.
 
Commencement Exercise - Saturday, December 13, 2014
Assembly - Swisher Theatre 9:30 am to 10:00 am in your Cap and Gown
Processional - From Swisher Theatre to Science Green 10:15 am
Ceremony - Begins at 10:30 am
                  - Ends 12:00 noon (Approximately)
 
Naval Reserve Office Corps Commissioning - Saturday December 13th
On-Campus Saturday Afternoon
 
Graduation List 

The Graduation List is posted in WebAdvisor and outside the Registrar’s Office, 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 in writing or using your JU E-mail account. 

  Bachelor Graduates
Your cap and gown will be black with a 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. 

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:
Olive Brown - Business · Brown - Choreography · Light Blue - Education · Gold - Marine Science White Mathematics ·  Peach - Nursing.  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 arm.  You will be hooded on stage when you receive your diploma.  
 
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

Latin Honors for Bachelor Degree Candidates
Bachelor degree candidates who will complete their degree requirements at the end of the Fall 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 at the Fall Commencement ceremony, students must be on track to complete their Bachelor’s degree requirements by the end of the 2014 Fall semester and have their Community Service Requirements completed and post to their transcript by Friday, November 21, 2014.  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 Latin Honors
Graduates with Latin Honors noted in the Commencement Program are eligible to wear a Gold Cord at Commencement.  Gold Cords may be picked up on:
  • Thursday and Friday, December 11th and 12th from the Registrar’ Office, 1st floor of the Howard Administration Building, 
  • Friday, December 12th at the Graduation Reception in the Riverhouse House from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday, December 13th at the Commencement Line-Up from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.


Graduation Pictures
GradImages®, professional photographers, will take pictures during the Commencement Ceremony. GradImages® is offering students a $5 discount on any photo order over $25 when they register their e-mail address prior to graduation. To take advantage of this offer, go to: http://www.gradimages.com/index.cfm?action=main.preregistration

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. 

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.

Graduation DVD
A DVD of the commencement is available for ordering at $49.95 each (includes free continental U.S. shipping.) For more details and to order on line, visit our web site at: www.selectmedia.tv.

2015 Spring Commencement
2015 Spring Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th @ 09:30 am on the Jacksonville University Campus.