We do not distribute tickets for any of the commencement ceremonies. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, May 9, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
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 8 a.m. and 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.
All commencement ceremony locations are handicap accessible. There will be wheelchair seating which allows for one attending person in addition to the wheelchair.
Crews will be stationed 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.