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More detailed information regarding each college's ceremonies will be updated very soon!

Majors and Colleges

May 2015 Commencement Schedule

released 8/26/14 

Thursday, May 7, 2015



The Graduate School

7 p.m.

Convocation Center

Friday, May 8, 2015

University ceremony (all undergrads)

3 p.m.

Bridgeforth Stadium

College of Business

7 p.m.

Bridgeforth Stadium

Saturday, May 9, 2015

College of Arts & Letters

9 a.m.

The Quad

College of Educationand University Studies

9 a.m.

Convocation Center

College of Health& Behavioral Studies 

9 a.m.

Bridgeforth Stadium

College of IntegratedScience and Engineering

9 a.m.

UREC East Campus field

College of Science & Mathematics

9 a.m.

Alumni Centennial Park

College of Visual andPerforming Arts

9 a.m.

Duke lawn

Commencement Day is a momentous event in the lives of graduates, their families and friends. James Madison University's philosophy of inclusiveness - known as "all together one" - extends throughout the student's years at college and beyond. Consistent with that philosophy, the university does not restrict the number of family members and guests that a student may bring to graduation, and tickets are not required.

The college ceremonies will only adhere to the “inclement weather” schedule if weather conditions appear life threatening (lightning, tornado warnings, etc.). Changes due to inclement weather will be posted on the JMU website and announced on the AM 1610 radio station. JMU’s public safety department makes the decision to alter or cancel ceremonies due to inclement weather.

Handicapped Seating

All commencement ceremony locations are handicap accessible. There will be wheelchair seating which allows for one attending person in addition to the wheelchair.

First Aid

Crews will be available at all commencement ceremonies.


In case of inclement weather, the university's inclement weather plan will be put into place. 

Food and Water

Water will be available for purchase at the commencement ceremony location. Snack items will also be available.  Alcohol is not allowed. You may bring one unopened bottle of water per person, however opened bottle of drinks will not be allowed into ceremonies. All other food items, except baby food, and special food due to allergies, are not allowed.