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Information for Master'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

Parking

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

  1. APPLY TO GRADUATE
    • 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

  2. MEET THE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
    • 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
  4. COMPLETE REQUIRED FIRST DESTINATION SURVEY
  5. REVIEW YOUR FINANCIAL STATUS
    • Complete your student loan exit interview by April 15th at www.studentloans.gov.
    • Have your JU student account paid in full by April 15th.

Cap & Gown

Deadline to order: Friday, April 9, 2021

Order Online

 

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

Cost

$76.25 for cap, gown, hood, and tassel.

Regalia Colors

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:

  • Science Gold: Applied Business Analytics
  • Brown: Art
  • Olive Brown: Business
  • Brown: Choreography
  • Light Blue: Education
  • Science Gold: Health Informatics
  • Sage Green: Kinesiology
  • Science Gold: Marine Science
  • White: Mathematics
  • Peach: Nursing
  • Silver: Speech-Language Pathology
  • Peacock/Teal: Public Policy

Gown Return

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

We are not taking gowns back after graduation due to CDC guidelines on used regalia.

Pickup Information

  • In 2021 Cap and Gown's will be mailed by Herff Jones prior to Jacksonville University's commencement ceremonies.

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

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 www.studentloans.gov.  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.