Commencement Saturday, April 29 – Sunday, April 30, 2023

Jacksonville University is proud of our graduates and excited to announce plans for in-person commencement celebrations for the class of 2023 this spring, the weekend of April 29 - 30.

We will host two commencement ceremonies, split by colleges. Each ceremony will confer doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees for the class of 2023.

These ceremonies will be held, per JU tradition, on our beautiful oak-lined Science Green, rain or shine.

This site will be updated as more information becomes available.

Stream the Ceremony Live

Interested in watching the ceremony online? Stream both ceremonies online April 29 - 30.

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Upcoming Graduation Events

Grad Fest

Friday, April 28th

  • Dolphin Plaza
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm 

Frequently Asked Questions

You must complete the required application for Graduation, located in My JU and Self-Service by clicking on the "Graduation" tab.

Not sure if you've applied yet? Check Self-Service. This list is updated on the 15th of each month. Being on the list indicates only that you have applied to graduate, not that you have met your degree requirements.

Applying for graduate is not the same as registering to walk at Commencement. These are separate steps that must both be completed if you would like to participate in your Commencement ceremony.

You will need to register to participate in Commencement ceremonies. If you would like to be included in the program, you must register to participate in Commencement by April 1, 2023.

2023 registration form

All can be ordered through the Jacksonville University bookstore from our third party vendor Herff Jones.  All orders will be shipped directly to the graduate. They will then return it via a prepaid label. We are not taking the gowns back after graduation due to CDC guidelines on used regalia. 

Latin Honor Cords will be distributed by the Registrar, at check-in, prior to Commencment.

Give and get your graduate T-shirt today!

Additional alumni gear and gifts are availble through the JU bookstore.

No, there are no tickets or guest limits for the commencement ceremonies. We hope you will invite all of your friends and family to share in your achievement. When completing your registration to walk in commencement, please provide a guest count to the best of your ability so that we may provide appropriate seating. There are no fees directly associated with commencment, but please be sure to settle all outstanding financial matters with Student Financial Services prior to graduation.