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Greetings JMU family and friends

All of us in the JMU community are looking forward to the excitement of this special event and celebrating these amazing accomplishments!  The May Commencement will be divided into multiple ceremonies.  The Graduate School Ceremony, the University Ceremony, and the individual College Ceremonies. Grads and families should attend both the University Ceremony and their college ceremonies. The ceremonies are as follows:

On Thursday, May 3rd at 7:00 p.m., we will hold the Graduate School Ceremony in Convocation Center for masters and doctoral candidates. The ceremony includes all the pomp and circumstance with the procession of graduates across the stage when their names are read aloud.

On Friday, May 4th at 3:00 p.m., we will hold the University Ceremony at Bridgeforth Stadium. This ceremony will include all the pomp and circumstance with live music, including President Alger and the commencement speaker will be present to congratulate all 2018 graduates.

On Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th, we will hold the individual College Ceremonies for undergraduate grads. Please draw your attention to the commencement schedule for locations and times. College Ceremonies will include the procession of graduates across the stage when their names are read aloud.

Tickets are not required. Seating is first come, first serve. Diplomas will be mailed to the student's home address on file, but the student will receive a scroll while on stage.

GradImages will be at each of the college ceremonies to photograph each graduate receiving his or her degree. The photographer will contact each student following graduation about purchasing options. If you would like to purchase a video of the university and college ceremonies, please check the commencement photography/videography page for instructions.  For additional questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page. We look forward to sharing this special occasion with you! 

Majors and Colleges

Do you know your graduate's college and major?

Detailed list of common majors by alpha

Need more information? Visit Academics at JMU 

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