Jacksonville University is proud of our graduates and excited to announce plans for     in-person commencement celebrations for the classes of 2020 and 2021 this spring.

The health and safety of our graduates, faculty and guests during these ceremonies is our top priority.  For this reason, for the first time in our 87-year history, we will be hosting four commencement ceremonies, split by college.  Each ceremony will confer doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees from that college for the class of 2021 and attendees from the class of 2020.

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

Commencement ceremony dates and times will be as follows: 

Davis College of Business - Saturday May 8th at 9:00 a.m. 

Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences - Saturday May 8th at 3:00 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences - Sunday May 9th at 9:00 a.m. 

Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts - Sunday May 9th at 3:00 p.m.

Stream the Ceremony Live

Interested in watching the ceremony online? Stream all four ceremonies online May 8-9.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are excited to welcome the class of 2020 to return and be celebrated during this commencement weekend.  During each college-based ceremony, we will be honoring the class of 2020 and acknowledging you and conferring your degrees separately from the class of 2021. If you are class of 2020, you do not need to reapply for graduation   We do ask that you fill out this form so that we can anticipate your return. 

No, in 2021 in compliance with COVID social distancing, Jacksonville University will host four college-based commencement ceremonies conferring degrees for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees from that college. 

Out of respect for each graduate and their classmates, we ask that families and friends please exercise judgment and discretion in the number of attendees on site supporting each student.  While there is no restriction on number of attendees per students or physical tickets as we celebrate this great achievement by so many, we do plan to follow closely national guidelines that are in place early May for distancing, physical spacing, seating, handshaking, face coverings and other important measures.  We will be live streaming all ceremonies for your loved ones who choose not to attend in person.  That link will be available on this webpage.  Thank you.

All can be ordered through the Jacksonville University bookstore and shipped directly from our third party vendor Herff Jones.  There will be no in store pick for Cap and Gown.  All orders must be place by April 9, 2021 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.

Graduate t-shirts are available for order Order your t-shirt.






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