2015 Fall Commencement Exercise - Saturday, December 12th
Assemble -Swisher Theatre 9:30 am to 10:00 am in your Cap and Gown
Line-Up - Swisher Theatre by 10:00 am
Processional - From Swisher Theatre to Science Green 10:15 am
Ceremony - Begins at 10:30 am
- Ends 12:00 noon (Approximately)
Order Cap, Gown and Invitations
Grad Fair - Tuesday, October 13th from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm in JU Bookstore
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 mementos.
- 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, October 23rd.
After October 23rd, you must contact the JU Bookstore to order your cap and gown. Phone number (904) 256 -7502
Cost for Renting Academic Regalia
- $58.50 - Bachelor cap, gown, stole, and tassel
- $69.95 - Master cap, gown, hood, and tassel
- $139.95 - Doctorate cap, gown, hood, and tassel
Cap and Gown Pick-Up at JU Bookstore – November 30th – December 11th
- Monday-Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
- Friday - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Saturday, December 12 - 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
NewGraduation Tradition - The Senior Stroll
- Friday, December 11, 2015, at 3:30 pm at Dolphin Plaza, behind the Howard Building.
- All graduates from all programs are warmly welcomed for a group photo, champagne toast and festive march through campus to the Graduate Reception at the Riverhouse – sponsored by the JU Alumni Association.
- Caps and cords encouraged!
Graduation Reception - Friday, December 11th from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the River House on the JU campus.
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 December 12th
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.
- Bachelor graduates will keep their stole, cap and tassel
- Master and Doctoral 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 students must be on track to complete their Bachelor's degree requirements by the end of the 2015 Fall semester.
Your GPA on November 4th will determine Latin Honors in the Commencement Program and at the Commencement Ceremony.
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. The Gold Cords will be in your Cap and Gown package.
Congratulations on your Achievement!
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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.
2016 Spring Commencement
2016 Spring Commencement is scheduled for
Saturday, April 30th @ 9:30 am on the Jacksonville University Campus.