The links for each event will be available at jcu.edu/commencement shortly before the designated start times. The videos will be available for later viewing on John Carroll's YouTube page.
For those who ordered them, caps and gowns were mailed to graduates' home addresses on record with the Office of the Registrar. Most can expect them to arrive by May 15.
All visitors to campus must maintain social distancing and obey all other public health guidelines.
Students who meet their graduation requirements will still have a graduation date of May 2020 on their diplomas. The University plans to mail diplomas to graduates' home addresses after degrees are officially conferred on May 17.
We would like to recognize the Class of 2020 with an in-person celebration on campus when it is safe to do so. Because of the evolving COVID-19 situation, it is premature to select a date at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and observe public health guidelines. When it is clear that it will be safe for crowds to gather, plans will be shared with graduates and the campus community so that those interested in attending have ample time to make arrangements.
There are a few things that can keep any student from receiving a diploma, participating in the ceremony, and receiving a transcript.
Ineligibility includes the following: failure to complete all academic requirements as specified by the student’s respective dean’s office; failure to pay any balance that is owed to JCU; finally, any fines and/or overdue books not returned to the library by May 1, 2020.
Students and parents can order announcements through Jostens. Students can also watch for Jostens representatives who will be on campus throughout the spring semester to answer questions concerning announcements and rings.