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  • Commencement is the most significant academic event for students and the entire university community. The culmination of years of hard work, as well as personal and financial sacrifice for students and families alike, these ceremonies celebrate one of the highest rewards of academic achievement.

    Commencement 2014
    Saturday, May 24, 10am

    Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
    1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Graduate arrival time: 8:30am
    Guest arrival time: 9:30am

    Please note: that the convention center is located within Port Everglades. Entrance into the Port is controlled at security checkpoints which require all occupants of a vehicle 18 years of age or older to present valid, government issued photo id such as a driver’s license. Please allow sufficient additional time for clearing the security checkpoint and parking.

    Important Dates
    February 3 – May 22: Cap & Gown Pickup Available
    Make sure to visit Student Academic & Financial Services for your cap & gown voucher (available once you have completed your exit counseling session).

    March 10: Apply for graduation at jwuLink

    March 26: Grad Expo
    Your one-stop-shop for commencement related activities.

    April 11: Confirm your degree with Student Academic Services
    All students eligible for graduation will receive an email from Student Academic Services by Friday, April 11. Students should check their JWU email to confirm the spelling of their names, degrees, and honors. This information will be used for the printed commencement program. Contact Student Academic Services at 305-892-7038 if you have not received this email by April 17.

    May 23: Commencement Awards Reception
    An awards reception which honors and celebrates student achievement. Invitations will be shared with eligible students in early April. Each student will be able to bring up to two guest.

    May 24: Commencement Ceremony
    Information for visitors and members of the university community concerning the accessibility of university residence halls, academic buildings or other facilities for individuals with disabilities, and information concerning services available to accommodate special needs (i.e. sign language interpreter, etc.) is available through the Director of the Center for Academic Support at 305-892-7046.

    Student Speaker

    Awards and Honors