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  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 9: University Commencement Ceremony
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News

Events

  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 9: University Commencement Ceremony
  • May 10: College Commencement Ceremonies
  • More >

News

Events

  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 9: University Commencement Ceremony
  • May 10: College Commencement Ceremonies
  • More >

News

Events

  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 9: University Commencement Ceremony
  • May 10: College Commencement Ceremonies
  • More >

Commencement

All Together One

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When College Ceremony sites are finalized, you will find the information within the buttons below.

To determine your student's college, you may click here for majors within each college.

Arts and Letters Business Education Health and Behavioral Studies Integrated Science and Engineering Science and Mathematics Visual and Performing Arts Graduate School

Spring Ceremonies

We do not distribute tickets for any of the commencement ceremonies. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Click your college above for more information regarding the college ceremonies, including parking.

For a map of campus for the college ceremonies, please click HERE.

Graduate Ceremony

Convocation Center
Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
 

University Ceremony

Bridgeforth Stadium
Friday, May 9, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
 

College Ceremonies

Various locations
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

 

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.).  If this is the case, a decision will be made by 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9 and 6 a.m. on Satuday, May 10. This will be posted on the JMU website www.jmu.edu and announced on the radio at AM 1610. JMU’s public safety department makes that decision.

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.

Weather

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. 

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  • May 9: Graduate Commencement
  • May 9: University Ceremony
  • May 10: College of Education and University Studies Commencement Ceremonies
  • May 10: College of Integrated Science and Engineering Commencement Ceremony
  • May 10: College of Business Commencement Ceremony
  • May 10: College of Visual and Performing Arts Commencement Ceremony
  • May 10: College of Arts and Letters Ceremony
  • May 10: College of Health and Behavioral Studies Commencement Ceremony
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