Fall 2020 Commencement

Graduation Application Information 

December 11, 2020 and December 12, 2020
Pete Mathews Coliseum

Welcome to the Hybrid Graduation Fair

Additional information will be published at a later date.

All commencement plans are subject to change at any time due to health concerns and there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. Any changes will be communicated directly to those graduates attending the ceremonies and through the commencement webpage.

Page last updated 9/9/2020 11:30 a.m. CDT.

Candidate Information

Fall 2020 Graduation Fair is going hybrid. More information coming soon!

Cap and Gown Portraits by Appointment
Village Photographers will be on campus in Ayers Hall Room 253 
October 22, 2020 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
October 23, 2020 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Shout-Out Videos
After the cap and gown portrait appointment, graduates are encouraged to go across the hall to Room 222 to record a Graduation Shout-Out Video. The Graduation Shout-out Video will be shown to guests at commencement prior to the ceremony.

Caps, gown, and honor cords can now be preordered on the Oak Hall Website. All preorders will be shipped directly to the student. Regalia will be available for purchase on campus at the JSU Bookstore beginning October 12, 2020. 

Contact the JSU Bookstore at (256)782-5283 or email sm278@bncollege.com for information regarding purchasing regalia. 

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

The DVD of the ceremony can be preordered at the JSU Bookstore.

For information regarding the JSU custom diploma plaque, call the Office of Alumni Affairs at (256)782-5404.

Order Mementos

Official diplomas will be mailed within 3-4 weeks following graduation. If you had an address change since filling out the online Application for Degree, please submit the Diploma Mailing Address Form by December 4, 2020 on if you need to provide a new address where the diploma is to be mailed. You may verify the diploma mailing address provided during the application process through your MyJSU account. Select Self Service Banner, Student and Financial Aid, Student Records, and View Application to Graduate.

JSU Diplomas reflect the graduate's name, degree awarded, Latin honors, special honors in major, and the date the degree was conferred. Minors and concentrations are listed on the academic transcript.

The Graduation Name Pronunciation Service is available for undergraduate candidates 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.

Guest Information

Commencement Live Streaming


Each of the commencement ceremonies will stream live on Facebook.

View Live Stream

2020 Commencement COVID-19 Safety PSA