Note: The DVDs available for purchase are different from the stream. They include multiple camera angles and HD quality image and sound.

To apply for Graduation, please go to Graduation Application.

Commencement Calendar​

Graduation Fair
Monday, February 17th ........... 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m..............Davis College of Business, 1st floor
Tuesday, February 18th............1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m..........    Kinne Banquet Room
Come to the Graduation Fair and order your cap and gown for May Commencement.
Also available at the Graduation Fair will be representatives from:
·         Herff-Jones & Bookstore staff – to order class rings and additional Commencement mementos. An additional 10% discount on graduation packages.
·         Financial Aid – to give you information on the required Exit Surveys.
·         Registrar’s Office – to answer graduation requirement questions.
·         Career Development – for help with resumes and job searches.
·         JU Alumni Association
·         JU Graduate Admissions – to give information about JU Graduate Programs in Business, Nursing, Educational Leadership, Reading, Choreography and Visual Arts.
You will also have the opportunity to complete the JU Exit Survey.
Cost of academic regalia:
  • Undergraduate cap, gown, stole, and tassel- $56.75
  • Graduate cap, gown, hood, and tassel - $66.25
After the Commencement Ceremony, you will return your gown to collection sites near the Science Green or at the Bookstore.
Bachelor graduates will keep their cap, tassel, and stole and Master graduates will keep their hood, cap and tassel.
Friday,March 14, 2014
Deadline for ordering Cap & Gown, Rings and Invitations on-line.  Place orders at the JU Bookstore or on-line at: 
After March 14th, you must contact the Bookstore concerning the ordering of Cap & Gown.

 Monday, April 22 through Friday, May 2, 2014
Cap and Gown pick-up at the JU Bookstore
  • Monday 8:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Thursday 8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Graduation Reception - 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Riverhouse, by JU Pool & Sand Volleyball Courts

Jacksonville University faculty and administration invite all graduating students and their families to celebrate commencement during the Graduate Reception. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.  Attire is business casual.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Commencement Day Schedule

  • 8:45 a.m. Graduates Assemble in Swisher Gymnasium
  • 9:30 a.m. Ceremony Begins on Science Green
  • 12:00 noon - Ceremony ends

Naval Reserve Officer Corps Commissioning Ceremony
          -  2:30 p.m. in Terry Concert Hall on the JU Campus 

Graduation List
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 tern, degree, major, and minor are correct.  Corrections must be submitted to the Registrar's in writing or using your JU E-mail account.

Bachelor Graduates
Your cap and gown will be black with 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. 

Master Graduates
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


Doctoral Graduates

· 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.  

Gown Return
After the Commencement Ceremony, you will return your gown to collection sites near the Science Green or at the Bookstore. 

  • Bachelor graduates will keep their stole, cap and tassel
  • Master graduates will keep their hood, cap and tassel

Latin Honors for Bachelor Degree Candidates
Bachelor degree candidates who will complete their degree requirements at the end of the Fall 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 May Commencement ceremony, students must be on track to complete their Bachelor’s degree requirements by the end of the 2014 Spring semester and have their Community Service Requirements completed and post to their transcript by Friday, April 18, 2014.  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, May 1st and 2nd from the Registrar’ Office, 1st floor of the Howard Administration Building, 
  • Friday, May 2nd at the Graduation Reception in the Alumni House from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday, May 3rd at the Commencement Line-Up from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. .

Graduation Pictures
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

Senior Gift
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. 


News Release

Graduates: Get information about sending a graduation news release to your hometown newspaper.
Download PDF files of the News Release​ and News Release Instructions.

Graduation DVD
A DVD of the commencement is available for ordering at $49.95 each (includes free continental U.S. shipping.) For more details and to order on line, visit our web site at: www.selectmedia.tv.

2014 December Commencement
is scheduled for Saturday, December 13th @ 10:30 am on the Jacksonville University Campus.