Spring Commencement 2020 Update!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and President Alger's update to campus on Wednesday, March 18th,
Spring Commencement 2020 has been postponed to a later date.
University Events is working to update graduates on how to obtain their regalia, order announcements, rings
and other commencement information via email.
For campus updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here. 


Graduate Email Update
Hello graduates!
Following the update from President Alger to the JMU community on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020, the University has decided to postpone commencement exercises to a later date. 
“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.”
– President Alger
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 package.
**When ordering online for regalia, please include your height, weight and degree in comments section during check out to expedite your order and avoid delays.
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
In addition to regalia, if graduates or families would like to order JMU Class of 2020 rings and announcements from our preferred vendor, Balfour,
please click here:  Balfour – Rings and Announcements
Please continue to check your JMU Dukes email for further updates regarding the postponement of commencement. In addition, please continue to check our commencement website and the JMU official website for the COVID-19 information.
If you have questions please email our University Events team 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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