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JMU May 2018 Undergraduate Commencement


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Greetings soon-to-be graduates, family, and friends! This page will contain important information about May Commencement, so click “going” to make sure you receive all the necessary information!

University Commencement will be held at Bridgeforth Stadium on Friday, May 4th at 3 PM. Doors will open at 1:30 PM. This event is open to all graduates. The Commencement Speaker will be Dr. Mark Warner, current Senior Vice President of Student Affairs at JMU, and the Student Speaker will be Haley Lipton. A link to livestream University Commencement will be posted the morning of May 4th.

College Ceremonies will be held by each individual college. At this event, graduates will walk across the stage to receive their diploma. The times of each college ceremony are listed below:

Friday, May 4th, 2018-
Nursing Convocation: Memorial Hall Auditorium at 10 AM
Honors College Ceremony: Festival Ballroom at 12 PM
College of Business: Bridgeforth Stadium at 6 PM
College of Education and University Studies: Convocation Center at 6 PM
College of Science and Mathematics: Alumni Centennial Park at 6 PM

Saturday, May 5th, 2018-
College of Arts and Letters: The Quad at 9 AM
College of Health & Behavioral Studies: Bridgeforth Stadium at 9 AM
College of Integrated Science and Engineering: Alumni Centennial Park at 9 AM
College of Visual and Performing Arts: Duke Lawn at 9 AM
Army ROTC Commissioning: Memorial Hall at 2 PM
Air Force ROTC Commissioning: Grafton-Stovall Theater at 3 PM

We recommend downloading JMU Grad (available on iTunes or Google Play) or visiting http://www.jmu.edu/commencement/ for more information about graduation and FAQs. University Events is the office on campus that coordinates graduation, so please email jmugrad@jmu.edu if you have any questions!