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 2014Saturday, May 24, 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 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 ExpoYour one-stop-shop for commencement
April 11: Confirm your degree with Student Academic
ServicesAll 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
May 23: Commencement Awards ReceptionAn 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 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