Commencement 2019: What You Need to Know

The Commencement website is the primary source of information about the 2019 ceremonies. All staff and faculty are encouraged to bookmark and review this website carefully before sharing or communicating any related information. 

  • Friday, May 3, 2019 - Graduate Studies Ceremony (Dunkin’ Donuts Center)

  • Saturday, May 18, 2019 - Undergraduate Ceremonies, morning and afternoon (Dunkin’ Donuts Center)

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - Physician Assistant Ceremony (to be held on-campus)

Due to space constraints, tickets are required for all guests attending the undergraduate ceremonies. Tickets are specific to each ceremony and must be presented at the venue's main entrance – seats are not assigned, tickets are for general admittance. Each undergraduate degree candidate is eligible to receive up to six (6) guest tickets. Tickets are not required for the Graduate Studies and Physician Assistant ceremonies.

Again, please visit the Commencement website for additional information. For reference, you may print the #JWU19 Commencement Exercises summary sheet, which lists dates, times, and arrival instructions.

If you have any questions about commencement, contact 401-598-5000 or