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We are excited to share some wonderful videos that were created for, and from, the 2014 commencement ceremonies! Please click Photo and Video on the left to see the list.

As of right now, tickets are not required for commencement ceremonies since sufficient seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please check back to this website. We are constantly updating when more details are available.

Winter Ceremony

December Commencement

Convocation Center
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Spring Ceremonies

There may be slight changes to schedule for 2015. Please check this website in late July for any updates.

Graduate Ceremony-TENTATIVE

Convocation Center
Friday, May 8, 2015
 

University Ceremony

Bridgeforth Stadium
Friday, May 8, 2015
 

College Ceremonies-TENTATIVE

Various locations
Saturday, May 9, 2015

 

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.). 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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