Watch replay: Spring 2020 Virtual Conferring of Degrees

The Class of 2020 officially became graduates of James Madison University on May 8

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The Spring 2020 Virtual Conferring of Degrees took place May 8

SUMMARY: Watch a replay of James Madison University's Virtual Conferring of Degrees. Celebrate the grads from where you are, as members of the Class of 2020 officially became graduates of JMU!

By Khalil Garriott (’04)

JMU held its Virtual Conferring of Degrees on May 8 at 7 p.m. for the Class of 2020. The university is excited to have celebrated this important achievement online. 

More than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students had their degrees conferred by JMU President Jonathan R. Alger on May 8. The live stream was hosted on the JMU Facebook page and the JMU YouTube channel. Student speaker Lauren Springer (’20), who was overjoyed to give remarks to her class, said, “We’re graduating from one of the greatest institutions in the United States, and that is a huge accomplishment.” 

Friday, May 8 
University Ceremony, Online

Please note that students' names were not read individually at the Virtual Conferring of Degrees. Graduates' names will be called at the college ceremonies happening on campus August 7-8. However, the digital Commencement program lists the names of our 4,500+ graduates. Check out the digital version of the Commencement program with all the graduates' names, listed by college, here

Several colleges at JMU have created congratulatory video messages from their deans to this year’s graduates. 

College of Arts and Letters

College of Education

College of Health and Behavioral Studies

College of Integrated Science and Engineering:

College of Science and Mathematics:

College of Visual and Performing Arts:

Professional and Continuing Education

The Graduate School: 

University Studies

Want to give a special shoutout to a Class of 2020 graduate? Post a note of congratulations on the JMU Alumni Association’s new Kudoboard.

As the new graduates transition to alumni status, they have a new offering available: the JMU Alumni Association online store. Proceeds from sales support the JMU Alumni Association and programming for alumni and JMU students. 

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Published: Sunday, May 3, 2020

Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2024

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