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Monday, May 17, 2021 | 5 - 7:00 p.m.
Regalia Pick-Up in Dolan E138
(Carroll Expansion Lot Side)

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 12 - 2:00 p.m.
Regalia Pick-Up in Dolan E138
(Carroll Expansion Lot Side)

Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Regalia Pick-Up in the Kahl Arcade, O'Malley Center
(1st Floor Atrium)

Saturday, May 22, 2021 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Regalia Pick-Up in the Kahl Arcade, O'Malley Center
(1st Floor Atrium)

Sunday, May 23, 2021 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Regalia Pick-Up in the Kahl Arcade, O'Malley Center
(1st Floor Atrium)

A limited number of tickets are still available for the Graduate School Ceremony on Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. and the Undergraduate Class of 2020 Ceremony on Saturday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m.  Please email Maura Jochum at mjochum@jcu.edu before Monday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. to request these tickets.

Additionally, tickets are also available for the Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 22 at 4:30 p.m.  Please visit jcu.edu/commencement/tickets and use your BannerID as your passcode to claim up to four (4) additional tickets before Wednesday, May 19.

Tickets cannot be claimed after these deadlines.  All additional tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.

All graduates should report to the Kahl Arcade (atrium) of the O'Malley Center  Graduates are asked to enter the building on the ground level by Rodman Hall and exit the doors by Administration Drive.  You will receive your seat number and be directed to your seat on Hamlin Quad.  Directions for walking across the stage will be provided at check-in.  There will not be a separate rehearsal.

Check-in times are 90-60 minutes prior to the start of your ceremony:

Graduate School: Thursday, May 20 between 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Class  of '20: Saturday, May 22 between 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Undergraduate Class of '21: Sunday, May 23 between 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

All graduates will receive a diploma cover when they cross the stage.  Diplomas for May 2021 graduates will be mailed to the address you provided to the Office of the Registrar.  Please allow for delivery of your diploma through July 1, 2021.  If you have not received your diploma on July 2, notify registrar@jcu.edu.

Graduates who have already received a diploma cover in the mail (Class of 2020 and January 2021 graduates) will still be handed a diploma cover as they cross the stage, but will be asked to return it upon exiting the stage.  If this applies to you, you may wish to bring your original diploma cover to campus for photographs after the ceremony.  Please leave the original with your guests. 

Graduates who have already received a diploma cover in the mail (Class of 2020 and January 2021 graduates) will still be handed a diploma cover as they cross the stage, but will be asked to return it upon exiting the stage.  If this applies to you, you may wish to bring your original diploma cover to campus for photographs after the ceremony.  Please leave the original with your guests. 

Anyone who is unable to join us on campus for Commencement Weekend 2021 is invited to enjoy the livestream of every ceremony and Mass online at jcu.edu/commencement.  No passwords are required, so share with family and friends. 


Be sure to visit the At Home Celebration section of the website for fun decorations you can print for a festive celebration. 

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, 2021.

Yes!  Be sure to visit the At Home Celebration section of the website for fun decorations you can print for a festive celebration. 

Graduate School Commencement on Thursday, May 20: 1.5 hours

Undergraduate Class of 2020 on Saturday, May 22: 1.5 hours

Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 22: 1.5 hours

Undergraduate Class of 2021 on Sunday, May 23: 2.5 hours

 

**All times are approximate and vary from year-to-year.

In the event inclement weather forces us to move to the contingency plan (mini-ceremonies), announcements will be made at the following times:

Wednesday, May 19 by 5:00 p.m. for the Graduate School

Friday, May 21 by 1:00 p.m. for all Weekend Events

The health and safety of the community is our number one priority.  With that in mind, John Carroll University's current policy requires those on campus to wear a mask indoors and to wear a mask outdoors when six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained.  We kindly request your cooperation throughout Commencement Weekend. 

Parking is available on campus and street parking is permitted on Thursday, May 20, Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23.  We encourage you to carpool or walk from your off-campus housing, if possible.  Handicapped parking spaces will be available in the Carroll Expansion Lot next to Hamlin Quad.  Drivers may also drop off guests close to the Hamlin Quad, if preferred.

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.

Graduates were asked to claim tickets for two ceremonies - our outdoor ceremony on Hamlin Quad and for the Contingency Plan (mini ceremonies) in the Muldoon Atrium of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology.  The Contingency Plan tickets will only be used in the event inclement weather forces us to proceed with the mini ceremonies.

Water will be available for graduates and guests, but there will not be any dining facilities open on campus.  Graduates will receive a light snack when they check-in, but otherwise you should plan to bring any food you might need with you.