Spring Commencement 2020 Update!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Spring commencement ceremonies have been postponed.
For all of you who are graduating, we recognize that these commencement ceremonies mark important milestones in your lives. Given the large scale of these events, we have made the difficult decision to postpone graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies (originally planned for May 7-9) to a later date.
While we don’t have a new date yet, know that we are eager and excited to celebrate your accomplishments and years of hard work.  
While these in-person ceremonies will be delayed, please be assured that your degrees will be conferred on time in May, once final grades are received. Diplomas will be mailed this summer, in accordance to the standard university process.
We will be back in touch soon with further information on commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2020.
 

 

Graduate Email Update
We know how hard you have worked to earn your degree. We recognize how important it is to honor this achievement, and with the enthusiasm that it deserves; that’s why we’re bringing the graduation shopping experience to you. 
You can now order your regalia, class rings and announcements online. Our JMU campus bookstore is even offering free shipping of your academic regalia (gowns, caps and tassels.) This will allow you to have regalia to wear for portraits and photos that you can share with family and friends, wear at the virtual conferring of degrees in May, and at the rescheduled commencement later this year. 
We understand that graduates are planning senior portraits and may want to obtain regalia for commencement celebrations as scheduled. 
The JMU Bookstore is now ready to take orders online and will offer free shipping to homes.
Please find the links below to order your regalia, rings and announcements:
**When ordering regalia online, please include your height, weight and degree in comments section during check-out to expedite your order and avoid delays. Click here to learn more of how to order. 
If you have questions about the website or ordering, please contact the JMU Bookstore at 540-568-4541. 
Bachelor Gown Package
Masters Gown Package
Honor Cords
To order JMU Class of 2020 rings and announcements from our preferred vendor, Balfour, 
please click here:  Balfour – Rings and Announcements
Some special notes about ordering announcements: 
  1. When starting the ordering process on the website, if you are meeting graduation requirements in May, please select “May” in the “in which month is your ceremony” pull-down menu.   
  2. You may then choose to either select the originally planned May dates and locations for your college ceremony OR you may select the “basic text” option which provides an announcement of graduation without a specific date for commencement.  
Please continue to check your JMU Dukes email for further updates regarding the postponement of commencement. In addition, please continue to check our commencementwebsiteand theJMU official website for the COVID-19 information. 
 Thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult time - we wish you all the best, Class of 2020.  
If you have questions or need assistance, please give us a call at 540/568-7787 or send us an email at jmugrad@jmu.edu. 
 
Future Commencement Dates
December 2020 Commencement

December 18th and 19th 
 
May 2021
May 6th - 8th
Ceremony locations and details are still being confirmed

 

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