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Commencement Information for Graduating Students

Bob Jones University confers degrees in May and August with one commencement ceremony (in May) each year. Commencement activities are scheduled for Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, 2018.

All students finishing degree requirements in December are encouraged to return to the campus to participate in commencement. Prospective graduates not in residence II Semester will receive information about commencement around mid-March.

Eligible prospective graduates who are in residence II Semester and are receiving their degrees in May are to participate.

Students completing degree requirements during the summer for an August degree conferral may be eligible to participate in our annual May commencement procession and should review the Procession Concession requirements for eligibility. August degrees will be conferred on the Friday prior to the official opening of the school for the fall term.

Prospective Graduates for May or August

Diploma Orders

Graduation Status Checklist

Graduation Fee

Commencement Participation

Incompletes/Transfer Work Approval

Testimony for Commencement

May Conferral

August Conferral: Procession Concession Eligibility Requirements

Before the Ceremony

Commencement Rehearsal & Program (Seat/Marching Line Assignments)

Graduation Announcements/Invitations, Cap & Gown (Regalia Rental), Class Ring Orders

Regalia Rental Distribution

Dress for Commencement

Special Marching/Seating Accommodations

After the Ceremony

Regalia Rental Return

Diploma Distribution (In absentia & August)


Tickets for Commencement

Online Coverage

Physical Disability Accommodations