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Graduation Dates and Deadlines

 December 2023 Graduation

  • Graduation Applications Open: April 1st, 2023 
  • Deadline to submit graduation applications to ensure inclusion in the Commencement program: November 2023.
  • Scholarly Documents and Comprehensive Assessments due: November 17th, 2023
  • Coursework must be completed by: December 15th, 2023
  • The December 2023 University Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for December 16th, 2023, 10 am, at the Atlantic Union Bank Center. For more details, visit www.jmu.edu/commencement.

May 2024 Graduation

  • Graduation Applications Open: September 1, 2023
  • Deadline to submit graduation application for May or August:  November 1, 2023
  • Deadline to submit graduation applications to ensure inclusion in the Commencement program: March 2024. 
  • Scholarly Documents and Comprehensive Assessments due: April 10, 2024
  • Coursework must be completed by: May 9, 2024
  • The May 2024 Graduate School Commencement Ceremony is tentatively scheduled for May 9, 2024. For more details, visit www.jmu.edu/commencement.

August 2024 Graduation

  • Graduation Applications Open: Sep. 1, 2023
  • Deadline to submit graduation application for May or August:  November 1, 2023
  • Deadline to submit graduation applications to ensure graduation in August: August 9, 2024
  • Scholarly Documents and Comprehensive Assessments due: July 10, 2024
  • Coursework must be completed by: August 9, 2024
  • August graduates may participate in May 2024 or December 2024 Commencement.  Check with your graduate program to see if there is a preference in which ceremony you participate.

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