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 2013Saturday, May 18, 2013, 10am
Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center1950 Eisenhower Blvd. Ft.
Graduate arrival time: 8:30am Guest arrival time:
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 4 – May 17: 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 9: Apply for graduation at jwuLink
March 27: Grad ExpoYour one-stop-shop for commencement
April 5: Confirm your degree with Student Academic
ServicesAll students eligible for graduation will receive an
email from Student Academic Services by Friday, April 5. 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
May 17: Commencement Awards ReceptionAn awards reception
which honors and celebrates student achievement. Eligible students will receive
an invitation for them and two family members.
May 18: Commencement CeremonyInformation 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.
Awards and Honors