Fall 2018 Commencement

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Fall 2018 Graduation Fair, September 20, 2018, Stephenson Hall, 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Fall 2018 Commencement
December 13, 2018
10:00 A.M.
JSU Stadium
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to December 14, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at JSU Stadium.

Burgess Snow Field at JSU Stadium

Commencement Parking Map

Commencement Day Instructions for Candidates

There will be no Rehearsal.  The Jacksonville State Athletics' Clear Bag Policy will be followed at graduation.   

The Registrar's Office will be closed Thursday, December 13, 2018 for commencement.  Students who are graduating may submit a request marked "Hold until Degree is Posted" prior to December 14, 2018. Transcripts with the degree posted will be available on December 18, 2018 after 3:00 p.m.

Official diplomas will be mailed within 3-4 weeks following graduation. If you have had an address change since filling out the online Application for Degree, please submit the Diploma Mailing Address form by December 12, 2018 to provide the new address where your diploma is to be mailed. You may verify the diploma mailing address provided during the application process through your My.JSU account.  Select “Registration”, then “Student Records” and “View Application to Graduate.”

The Graduation Name Pronunciation Service is available for those with concerns about the pronunciation of their name. Call 256-782-8392 and slowly state your name, student number, school of major, and name pronunciation.

All college financial obligations including degree fee ($50.00), library account, and traffic fines should be cleared prior to graduation.  Those having National Defense Loans or National Direct Loans must see the Financial Aid Officer in the Financial Aid Office for an exit interview to make arrangements for repaying.  Those having Logan-Walker loans must see the Loan Collection Officer in the Bursar’s Office for an exit interview to make arrangements for loan repayment.

Caps and gowns can be preordered on the Oak Hall website now through October 14, 2018.  Preorders will be available for pickup in the Bookstore beginning November 26, 2018. The prices for Fall 2018 commencement cap and gowns are as follows:


Bachelor's cap, gown, & tassel:  

$ 39.50

Master's cap, gown, & tassel:     

$ 41.75

Master's Hood:

$ 33.00

Doctoral Unit


Doctoral Hood

$ 43.25

Cap Only:                                         

$  4.98

Black Tassel Only:                          

$  6.25

Souvenir (Red/White) Tassel:

$  8.25

Red Stole of Gratitude:

$ 32.98

Cap and Gown orders will be distributed at the JSU Campus Bookstore two weeks prior to the ceremony.  Reservations are not required.  For additional information, contact the JSU Campus Bookstore at (256) 782-5283.

Announcements and accessories can be ordered online at www.balfour.com.

The DVD of the ceremony can be preordered at the bookstore. 

The honor cords for students who graduate with Latin Honors will be distributed at the commencement check-in.

For information and charges for an official JSU custom diploma plaque, call the Office of Alumni Affairs at (256) 782-5404.

Mementos can be ordered here.

Village Photographers will photograph every graduate as they cross the stage and receive their academic tube.  A posed individual photo will also be taken of each graduate as they exit the stage.  Free proofs of these photos will be sent by mail and e-mail to graduates and their families within one week of the ceremony.  Print packages start at under $10; however, there is no obligation to buy.

To ensure that Village Photographers has the correct address information, please go to www.villagephotographers.com and click the blue “Sign up for Graduation Proofs” button.  For additional information, contact Village Photographers at 334-821-9196 or at info@villagephotographers.com.

The ceremony will be televised live on WEAC-TV24 (local Cable One Channel 9).  Companies with TV 24 include Cable One (Anniston, Oxford, Munford, Pell City, and Jacksonville); Charter (Piedmont, Southside and Heflin); Leesburg Cable; Collinsville Cable; Lookout Cable (Gaylesville); and Cherokee Co Cable (Centre).  Family and friends can also view the graduation ceremony live from their home computers.  There will be a link available on the JSU website: www.jsu.edu to view current and archived ceremonies. 

The ceremonies will be held at Burgess Snow Field at JSU Stadium. The campus map is available to assist with parking.

JSU welcomes your family and friends to the commencement ceremony.  Ample seating is available at the stadium.  To ensure that all graduates, the last to cross the stage as well as the first, are appropriately recognized, guests are asked to remain seated throughout the ceremony unless otherwise noted in the program.  Jacksonville State Athletics' Clear Bag Policy will be followed at graduation.

Accessible parking is available on the east side of Meehan Hall's parking lot. Accessible seating is located on the east side of the 5th floor of Meehan Hall.  One person is able to accompany each accessible seating guest. Captioning Services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals will also be available. ASL interpreting will be provided on stage.

To request additional accommodations or if you have questions, please contact:

                                               Disability Support Services
                                                139 Daugette Hall
                                                256.782.8380 (voice or TTY)

View Processional Diagram

Watch a time compressed Graduation in 2 Minutes and see what happens at graduation.