Spring 2020 Commencement

Graduation Application Information 

Spring 2020 Graduation Fair

Pete Mathews Coliseum
Thursday, March 5, 2020
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Pete Mathews Coliseum
Date: TBA

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies

Pete Mathews Coliseum
Date: TBA

School of Business and Industry
School of Science
9:00 AM

School of Arts and Humanities
School of Human Services and Social Sciences
1:00 PM

School of Education
School of Health Professions and Wellness
5:00 PM

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

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 April 25, 2020 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 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.

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 Aide Officer in the Financial Aid Office for an exit interview to make arrangements for repayment. Those having Logan-Walker loans must see the Loan Collection Officer in Student Accounts for an exit interview to make arrangements for loan repayment.

Caps, gowns, and honor cords can be preordered on the Oak Hall Website starting March 5, 2020. All preorders will be shipped directly to the student. 

Contact the JSU Bookstore at (256)782-5283 or email sm278@nbcollege.com for information regarding purchasing cap and gowns.

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

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. Printed packages start 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.

JSU welcomes your family and friends to the commencement ceremony.  Ample seating is available at Pete Mathews Coliseum. 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.

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 friend can also view the graduation ceremony live from their home computers.

Watch live and archived ceremonies

The ceremonies will be held at Pete Mathews Coliseum. The campus map is available to assist with parking.

Parking is available at Pete Mathews Coliseum on a first-come first-serve bases.  Additional parking with shuttle service is available in front of Brewer Hall and behind Houston Cole Library.  Shuttle service begins on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 7:30 AM and ends at 7:30 PM. 


Accessible parking is available in the parking lots on the north and south sides of the building. Accessible restrooms are located on the second floor (main floor). Accessible seating is available at each corner of the arena. Captioning Services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals will also be available. ASL interpreting will also 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)

Watch the time compressed Graduation in 2 Minutes to see what happens at graduation.