Commencement April 23 and 25, 2020

Commencement exercises will be held on April 23 for graduate students and April 25 for undergraduate students.

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

Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 23

MECP Commissioning Ceremony

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

#JUGrad Photos

  • Time:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Location:  Dolphin Plaza

The Alumni Office is excited to offer free professional grad photos as our gift to you! Time slots are limited, so sign up today. Arrive early and meet at the tent located behind the Howard Building to check-in. To speed up your check-in process complete the Alumni Contact Form ahead of time. Contact or (904) 256-7201 with questions.

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 24

BRCHS Nursing Pinning Ceremony

  • Time  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location  Terry Concert Hall

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

  • Time  3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location  Dolphin Plaza, behind the Howard Administration Building

All graduates with their family and friends are warmly welcome to join in a Class of 2020 photo, champagne toast, and festive march with the Ripcurrent Drumline through campus to the Graduate Reception at the River House. Graduates are encouraged to invite their faculty to join! Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Engagement and G.O.L.D. Phin Society.

Graduates, Families, & Friends Graduation Reception

  • Time  4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location  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 fill out the Alumni Contact Form and check in with the JU Office of Alumni Engagement to pick up your FREE commemorative champagne flute!

Saturday, April 25

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