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Commencement Information for Graduating Students

Details are subject to change based upon COVID-19 protocols.

Info for Class of 2021

Bob Jones University confers degrees in December, May and August with one Commencement ceremony (in May) each academic year. Commencement Activities are scheduled for Thursday, May 6, and Friday, May 7, 2021.

December Conferral: All students finishing degree requirements in December are encouraged to participate in Commencement.

May Conferral: Eligible prospective graduates who are in residence during the spring semester and are receiving their degrees in May are to participate. Students finishing degree requirements in May by online courses and/or transfer work are encouraged to participate in Commencement.

August Conferral: 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 academic year for the fall term.

Prospective Graduates for December, May or August

Diploma Orders

Graduation Status

Graduation Fee

Commencement Participation

Incompletes/Transfer Work Approval

Testimony Submission

December Conferral

May Conferral

August Conferral: Procession Concession Eligibility Requirements

Before the Ceremony

Commencement Rehearsal & Program (Seat/Marching Line Assignments)

Graduation Products: Announcements, Cap & Gown (Regalia Rental), Diploma Frames or Class Ring Orders

Regalia Rental Distribution

Academic Regalia Dress

Special Marching/Seating Accommodations

After the Ceremony

Regalia Rental Return

Diploma Distribution (In absentia, December or August)

Guests

Tickets & Seating for Commencement

Online Coverage

Physical Disability Accommodations

Accommodations

Info for Class of 2020

Commencement activities for the 2019-20 academic year are scheduled for Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8, 2021.

All graduates whose degree was conferred in December 2019, May 2020 and August 2020 are encouraged to participate in Commencement. (Participating graduates do NOT need to bring their diploma and/or case.)

Class of 2020 graduates must inform the Registrar’s Office by April 18 of their Commencement participation plans.

For graduates who are in absentia, a Commencement program, tassel and applicable honor ribbon will be mailed the week after Commencement.

Commencment Participation

Commencement Plans

Testimony Submission

Before The Ceremony

Commencement Rehearsal & Program (Seat/Marching Line Assignments)

Regalia Rental Distribution

Academic Regalia Dress

Special Marching/Seating Accommodations

After The Ceremony

Regalia Rental Return

Guests

Tickets & Seating for Commencement

Online Coverage

Physical Disability Accommodations

Accommodations