Cover Photo Image
Virtual December Degree Conferral Ceremony

Saturday, December 19, 2020
10:00 a.m. 

There will be a pre-show beginning at 9:15 a.m. 

The ceremony will be "live" through the homepage at
We will be broadcasting through YouTube and Facebook platforms.

We invite you to wear your regalia and celebrate with your friends and family. Ceremony will include musical performances, remarks by President Alger, Provost Coltman
and the Alumni Association Speaker.  

There will be a pre-show beginning at 9:15 a.m. The pre-show will include greetings to the graduates, a senior class video, highlights of events, campus life and athletics accomplishments during the past four years and much more!

We will also be scrolling the names of all graduates by college, alphabetical by major, then alpha by last name. If you miss the pre-show, watch for your name again after the ceremony concludes.

December Grads!

The University Events office has created an email publication related to Commencement. This newsletter provides important information as you are preparing for Commencement, such as:

Grad Cap Decorating Contest! 

Virtual Commencement Conferral Ceremony Information

Individual College Recognitions of Graduates 

Virtual Commencement Program

 Regalia, Rings and Announcements

Commemorative Graduate T-shirts 

and much more!

Click here to view the newsletter! 

We encourage you to share this email with your family and friends.




Graduate T-Shirts For Sale

Commemorative Graduate T-shirts including the names of all December graduates, are available for order through Commencement Group. Orders must be placed before December 19th.

You may order a t-shirt by clicking here.

The cost of the t-shirt is $25.99.

Grad Cap Contest!

Decorating your graduation cap is a bittersweet tradition. Enter your design for a chance to win a $150 gift card to the JMU Bookstore. The winner of the Grad Cap Contest will be announced during the pre-show of the virtual ceremony on December 19th, beginning at 9:15 a.m.

The contest will close December 13th, at midnight. Click here to submit your cap design.

Didn’t design a cap? You can still VOTE for your favorite cap. Deadline for voting is December 16th.



Back to Top