COMMENCEMENT UPDATE
For those College of Business Graduates that did not get the chance to have their photo taken, you may come back to the stadium at 1:00 p.m. to do so.
May 2018 Commencement Schedule
Printable Schedule
Thursday, May 3rd
The Graduate School - 7:00 p.m. - Convocation Center
Friday, May 4th
University Ceremony - 3:00 p.m. - Bridgeforth Stadium
College of Business - 6:00 p.m. - Bridgeforth Stadium
College of Education and University Studies - 6:00 p.m. - Convocation Center
College of Science and Mathematics - 6:00 p.m. - Alumni Centennial Park
Saturday, May 5th
College of Arts and Letters - 9:00 a.m. -  The Quad
College of Health and Behavioral Studies - 9:00 a.m. - Bridgeforth Stadium
College of Integrated Science and Engineering - 9:00 a.m. - Alumni Centennial Park
College of Visual and Performing Arts - 9:00 a.m. - Duke Lawn
Additional Ceremonies
Honors College Medallion Ceremony - Friday, May 4th - 12:00 p.m. - Festival Ballroom
Army ROTC Commissioning - Saturday, May 5th - 2:00 p.m. - Memorial Hall Auditorium
Air Force ROTC Commissioning - Saturday, May 5th - 3:00 p.m. - Grafton-Stovall Theater
Nursing Convocation - Friday, May 4th - 10:00 a.m. - Memorial Hall Auditorium
 
 
May 2018 Commencement Programs
Still searching for lodging for May Commencement?
We have received notice from several lodging providors of availability for May 2018 Commencement. Please find the comprehensive list below.

The Blackburn Inn has informed the University that it is now available to take room reservations for the May 2018 Commencement.
http://www.blackburn-inn.com
Please call 540-712-0601 for more information. 

Shrine Mont: https://shrinemont.com/events/special-event/jmu-graduation-2018

Commencement Update

Due to ongoing construction outside the stadium this year, there will be designated reunification areas where the graduates can connect with their families following the ceremony. 

Since the College of Business graduates will remain in Bridgeforth Stadium, they will be directed back to the North End Zone, where they entered, under the bleachers for a short time (see the large PURPLE balloons). Guests and families will be permitted to remain in the stadium, while all others leave. At that time, graduates will be released into the stands to reunite with their guests in the stadium. Once reunited, graduates will have time to relax, take photos and enjoy food and beverages that will be available for purchase prior to the college ceremony beginning at 6 p.m.

The College of Science and Math ceremony will occur at 6:00 p.m. at Alumni Centennial Park, adjacent to Rose Library. Graduates will reunite with their family and friends on Hanson Field, at the intersection of Bluestone and Carrier Drives, directly across from the stadium. Look for the large BLUE balloons flying high. Once reunited, you may either walk to Rose Library or take one of the inner-campus shuttles from the front of Godwin Hall. 

Once you arrive at Alumni Centennial Park, you will have time to relax, take photos and enjoy food and beverages that will be available for purchase. 

You should plan to park in the lots around Rose Library, and shuttle or walk to the Stadium for the 3:00 p.m. University Ceremony and then return for your College ceremony. We encourage you NOT to try to park near the stadium.

The College of Education ceremony will occur Friday evening at 6:00 p.m., following the University Ceremony in the Convocation Center.

Graduates will be ushered out of the stadium to the parking lot in front of Godwin Hall where they will reunite with their families and guests. Look for the large RED balloons flying high at the intersection of Bluestone and Carrier Drives. Once reunited, you may either walk through Duke Dog Alley to the Convocation Center or take one of the inner-campus shuttles adjacent to the parking lot. 

Once you arrive at the Convo, you will have time to relax, take photos and enjoy food and beverages that will be available for purchase.  

You should plan to park in the lots around the Convocation Center, and shuttle or walk to the Stadium for the 3:00 p.m. University Ceremony and then return for your College ceremony. We encourage you NOT to park near the stadium.

PLEASE NOTE:  For those graduates who will NOT proceed to their college ceremony on Friday night, they will be ushered out of the stadium to the plaza outside of the stadium, directly in front of the Plecker Athletic Center to reunite with their families. 

Save the Date
December 2018 Commencement
Friday, December 14 - The Graduate School Ceremony
Saturday, December 15 - Undergraduate Ceremony
May 2019 Commencement
Thursday, May 2 - Saturday, May 4

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