2015 Spring Commencement Exercise - Saturday, April 25th
Assemble - Swisher Gymnasium 8:30 am to 9:00 am in your Cap and Gown
Line-Up - Swisher Gymnasium by 9:00 am
Processional - From Swisher Gymnasium to Science Green 9:15 am
Ceremony - Begins at 9:30 am
- Ends 12:00 noon (Approximately)
Order Cap, Gown and Invitations
Grad Fair - Monday and Tuesday, February 16th and 17th from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm in DCOB 174
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
- Registrar's Office to answer graduation requirement questions.
- JU Graduate Admissions Counselors - to give information about JU Graduate Programs.
You may order on-line at
Deadline for ordering Cap and Gown is Friday, March 6th.
After March 6th, you must contact the JU Bookstore to order your cap and gown. Phone number (904) 256 -7502
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 - April 13th - 24th
- Monday-Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
- Friday - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday, April 18th - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Graduation Reception - Friday, April 24th Late afternoon on the Dolphin Green (on the River).
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.
Naval Reserve Office Corps Commissioning - Saturday April 25th
On-Campus Saturday Afternoon
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.
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.
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
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.
After the Commencement Ceremony, you will return your gown to collection sites near the Science Green or at the Bookstore.
Latin Honors for Bachelor Degree Candidates
- Bachelor graduates will keep their stole, cap and tassel
- Master and Doctoral graduates will keep their hood, cap and tassel
Bachelor degree candidates who will complete their degree requirements at the end of the Spring 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 Spring Commencement ceremony, students must be on track to complete their Bachelor’s degree requirements by the end of the 2015 Spring semester. 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,April 23rd and 24th from the Registrar’ Office, 1st floor of the Howard Administration Building,
- Friday,April 25th at the Graduation Reception on the Dolphin Green.
- Saturday, April 25th at the Commencement Line-Up from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
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
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.
Graduates: Get information about sending a graduation news release to your hometown newspaper. Download PDF files of the News Release
and News Release Instructions
2015 Fall Commencement
2015 Fall Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, December 12th @ 10:30 am on the Jacksonville University Campus.