Commencement April 25 and 27, 2019

Commencement exercises will be held on April 25 for graduate students and April 27 for undergraduate students.

Couldn't make it to campus, or want to relive the celebration? Watch previous ceremonies online.

Schedule of Events



We are closely monitoring the weather for our commencement activities this week. At this time, our commencement ceremonies and other festivities will continue as planned, rain or shine. If anything changes as the week progresses, and to this page.

Thursday, April 25

MECP Commissioning Ceremony

  • Time  10:00 a.m.
  • Location  Swisher Theater

Master & Doctorate Commencement Ceremony

  • 5:00 p.m. – Graduates report to Swisher Lobby for sign-in
  • 5:30 p.m. – Graduates line-up for instructions
  • 5:45 p.m. – Processional from Line-Up areas to Dolphin Statutes
  • 6:00 p.m. – Processional into the Commencement area

Friday, April 26

BRCHS Nursing Pinning Ceremony

  • Time  3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location  Terry Concert Hall

一道本不卡免费高清The graduates of the Keigwin School of Nursing in the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences will receive their pins in this special ceremony.

Senior Stroll, Class Photo, and Graduate Reception

  • Time  5:00 p.m.
  • Location  Dolphin Plaza, behind the Howard Administration Building

一道本不卡免费高清All graduates with their family and friends are warmly welcome to join in a Class of 2019 photo, champagne toast, and festive march with a live band through campus to the Graduate Reception at the River House. Graduates are encouraged to invite their faculty to join!

UPDATE: Please note the change in Graduate Reception location. The Graduate Reception had previously been relocated to Davis College of Business due to ill forecasts, but we are looking forward to pleasant weather, so we have moved the event back to its traditional location at the River House.

Bachelor Graduates, Families, & Friends Graduation Reception

  • Time  5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Location  The River House

Graduates with their family and friends are invited to celebrate with their JU family with live music, light hors d’ oeuvres, and great company! Don’t forget to check in with the JU Alumni Association to pick up your FREE commemorative champagne flute!

Saturday, April 27

Bachelor's Degree Commencement Ceremony

  • 8:00 a.m. – Bachelor Graduates report to the Gooding Breezeway for sign-in
  • 8:30 a.m. – Bachelor Graduates line-up in assigned areas for instructions
  • 8:45 a.m. – Processional from Founders and Council to Dolphin Statues
  • 9:00 a.m. – Processional into the Commencement area

NROTC Commissioning Ceremony

  • Time  1:30 p.m.
  • Location  Terry Concert Hall