Commencement Dates

*Conferral Date Application Deadline **Commencement Date
August 31, 2017 May 1, 2017 April 28, 2018
December 31, 2017 September 1, 2017 April 28, 2018
May 31, 2018 December 1, 2017 April 28, 2018
August 31, 2018 December 1, 2017 (if walking at Commencement April 28, 2018)
May 1, 2018 (if walking at Commencement April 28, 2018)

*conferred = posting date of degree after all coursework is completed and received by WJU

Commencement 2018 Information

Commencement Ceremony 2018

DATE: Saturday, April 28, 2018
TIME: 10:00 A.M.
ADDRESS: 6401 Stanford Ranch Rd, Roseville, CA 95678


Tickets to Commencement

In an effort to accommodate varying family needs, we are suspending the issuance of tickets for commencement. This year, families are asked to try to keep attendance to 10 members. Seating will be open, with reserved seating limited to special accommodations. In observance of fire codes, there will be no standing in the aisles and overflow seating will be arranged in another room.

Have family that can’t make the trip? We will be livestreaming the ceremony at

Senior Family Dinner

  • DATE: Friday, April 27, 2018
  • TIME: 5:30 P.M.
  • ADDRESS: Warrior Arena, William Jessup University

More Info and Registration


  • DATE: Friday, April 27, 2018
  • TIME: 7:30 P.M. (lined up in regalia by 7:00 P.M.)
  • LOCATION: WJU Academic Warehouse, William Jessup University


May 31 Conferral: Degrees post June 1-30. May diplomas will be ordered around July 15 and arrive 6 to 8 weeks later.
August 31 Conferral: Degree post September 1-30. August diplomas will be ordered around October 15 and arrive 6 to 8 weeks later.

*Conferral date: Posting date of degree after all coursework is completed and received by WJU.


Regalia (cap and gown) and announcement orders will be different this year in that graduates will order directly from Jostens and have them delivered right to you. MAT students should order their hoods directly from Jostens as well. Please note your order can take up to 3 weeks to arrive so place your order soon.

Order Cap & Gown from Jostens


Honors will be announced at Commencement and are subject to change with final grades. Latin Honors for graduation will be based on a student’s entire academic history from all accredited institutions.

  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.85 to 4.00 GPA
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.70 to 3.849 GPA
  • Cum Laude: 3.50 to 3.699 GPA

Transfer students, including SPS students, who elect to utilize only WJU credits for honors calculations may graduate “with distinction.” To qualify, they must have achieved at least a 3.75 GPA on their WJU credits, exclusive of their transfer GPA. Certificates, second bachelor degrees, and post-baccalaureate certificates are only eligible for “with distinction.” WJU GPA (exclusive of transfer) must be 3.75 or above.



You will need to have all financial obligations to WJU cleared in order to walk at commencement or receive official transcripts–including library fines, overdue books, cafeteria charges, financial aid paperwork, and your tuition/fees account. The Business Office will take check, or cash. Payment may also be made online. If paying by personal check, please pay 1 week prior to commencement as the check must clear before you can participate in Commencement.


For students enrolled in a course(s) at another institution: Official transcripts must be received by the Registrar’s office no later than 15 days after the degree conferral date. Transcripts received later than the deadline will require you to reapply for a later degree posting date.


Incomplete grades at WJU must be completed prior to the degree conferral date or reapplication will also be required.


Email Tina Petersen at tpetersen [at] jessup [dot] edu. Use the Subject line “Commencement: SPECIAL NEEDS”.


Office of the Registrar
Phone: (916) 577-2244
Email: Registrar [at] jessup [dot] edu
Fax: (916) 577-2240

Watch Live April 29, 2018 @ 10am