Information for Bachelor's Degree Recipients

Commencement Day Details

Congratulations, it’s time to walk!

Where and When

Please arrive to check in at least 30 minutes prior to your Commencement Ceremony at the breezeway between the Gooding building and Gooding Auditorium. Note: Latin Honor Cords will be distributed at check in.

  • Davis College of Business

    Saturday, May 8
    8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Graduate check in
    9:00 a.m. Ceremony

  • Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences

    Saturday, May 8
    2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Graduate check in
    3:00 p.m. Ceremony

  • College of Arts and Sciences

    Sunday, May 9
    8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Graduate check in
    9:00 a.m. Ceremony

  • Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts

    Sunday, May 9
    2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Graduate check in
    3:00 p.m. Ceremony


Graduate parking is available in the Oak parking garage by Oak Hall. There will be shuttle service available. Please note: traffic on Commencement day is particularly congested. Please allow ample time for traveling to campus!

Download a map of available parking for graduates and guests. As a reminder, guests do not need tickets to attend Commencement.

Parking Map

Graduation Checklist

    • Complete the Application for Graduation, located in "self-service" by clicking on the "graduation" tab.
      Not sure if you've applied yet? Check Self-Service. This list is updated on the 15th of each month. Being on the list indicates only that you have applied to graduate, not that you have met your degree requirements.
    • Already Applied?  Verify your Name

    • Please check your Degree Audit on WebAdvisor to ensure that it says “Pending (Anticipated Complete)” on the Program Summary line toward the top. If it does not, please stop by or call the Registrar’s Office at (904) 256-7090.
      Note: to receive Latin Honors recognition, the cumulative GPA must be at or above the standards by April 5th.

  3. GEAR UP

Cap & Gown

Deadline to order: April 9, 2021

Order Online


After the deadline, you must contact the JU Bookstore at (904) 256 -7523 to order your cap and gown.


$64.70 for cap, gown, stole, and tassel. 


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.

Gown Return

The cap, stole, and tassel are yours to keep. You must return gowns via a prepaid label provided by Herff Jones.

We will not be taking gowns back after graduation due to CC guidelines on used regalia.

Pickup Information

  • Will be mailed by Herff Jones

Latin Honors

Bachelor degree candidates who will complete their degree requirements 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 Spring Commencement ceremony, students must have graduated 2020 or be on track to complete their Bachelor's degree requirements by the end of the 2021 Spring semester. The cumulative GPA as of April 5, 2021, 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 Latin Honors

Graduates with Latin Honors noted in the Commencement Program are eligible to wear a Gold Cord at Commencement. Latin Honor cords will be distributed at check-in.

Graduation List

The Graduation List is posted in WebAdvisor. The Commencement List is updated the 15th 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.


Diplomas will be mailed to all graduated students within 4-6 weeks after graduation date. Majors are printed on the diplomas, but minors are not.

Final Transcripts

Final Transcripts can be ordered anytime, even before you graduate.  If you order them before you graduate, and you need them to show your degree, please mark the order to be released only once the degree has been posted.

Graduation Pictures

Congratulations on your Achievement! GradImages® is the official photographer at your 2021 Spring Commencement Ceremony.

Financial Aid Exit Interview

Exit Counseling is required before you graduate (even if you plan to attend graduate school) and helps you understand your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower, provides useful tips and information to help you manage your loans and clearly explains various repayment options. It can be completed online at  The financial aid staff is available to answer any questions you might have regarding your loan repayment.

Pay Your JU Account

You will not be able to receive your diploma or official transcript until your student account is paid in full.  This includes any charges for parking tickets, room damage, judiciary fines, late payment fees, etc. Please ensure your student account balance is paid no later than April 15th.

Senior Gift

 ​​​​The tradition of the senior class gift at JU swells from a culture of service and giving back that has become ingrained in our Dolphin DNA. The class gift gives soon-to-be alumni a chance to unite one last time as students to give back to the University that gave them so muchand to leave their mark on campus to represent their class for future generations. Contribute to the Senior Class Gift today.