Commencement April 30 - May 1, 2022

Jacksonville University is proud of our graduates and excited to announce plans for in-person commencement celebrations for the class of 2022 this spring, the weekend of April 30 – May 1.

Commencement Day Details

Congratulations, it’s time to walk!

Where and When

Please arrive at check-in at least 60 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.

Saturday, April 30

  • 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Graduate check-in
    9:00 a.m. - Ceremony
    • Davis College of Business & Technology

  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Graduate check-in
    5:00 p.m. - Ceremony
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities

Sunday, May 1

  • 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Graduate check-in
    9:00 a.m. - Ceremony
    • Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences



Graduate parking is available in the Oak parking garage by Oak Hall. There will be a 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


The health and safety of our graduates, faculty and guests during these ceremonies is our top priority. For this reason, we will host three commencement ceremonies, split by colleges. Each ceremony will confer doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees for the class of 2022.

These ceremonies will be held, per JU tradition, on our beautiful oak-lined Science Green, rain or shine.


Stream the Ceremony Live

Interested in watching the ceremony online? Stream all ceremonies online April 30 - May 1.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You must complete the required application for Graduation, located in My JU and 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.

You must register to participate in Commencement ceremonies, by completing the following form below before April 1, 2022. 

2022 Commencement Participation

All can be ordered through the Jacksonville University bookstore from our third party vendor Herff Jones.  All orders must be placed by March 25, 2022, and will be shipped directly to the graduate. They will then return it via a prepaid label. We are not taking the gowns back after graduation due to CDC guidelines on used regalia. 

Latin Honor Cords will be distributed by the Registrar, at check-in, prior to Commencment.

Give and Get your graduate T-shirt today!

Additional alumni gear and gifts are availble through the JU bookstore.

No, there are no tickets or guest limits for the commencement ceremonies. We hope you will invite all of your friends and family to share in your achievement. When completing your registration to walk in commencement, please provide a guest count to the best of your ability so that we may provide appropriate seating. There are no fess directly associated with commencment, please be sure to settle all outstanding financial matters with the Student Financial Services prior to graduation.