|*Conferral Date: December 31 Conferral: Degree post January 7 – February 8. December diplomas will be ordered around March 15 and arrive 6 to 8 weeks later.||Application Deadline||**Commencement Date|
|August 31, 2018||June 1, 2018||December 15, 2018|
|August 31, 2018||December 1, 2018||May 4, 2019|
|December 31, 2018||Septermber 1, 2018||December 15, 2018|
|May 31, 2019||December 1, 2018||May 4, 2019|
*Conferred = posting date of degree after all coursework is completed and received by WJU
**For Traditional Undergrad students only: “A Traditional Undergrad student may participate in the commencement ceremony with a maximum of six outstanding units” (2017-2018 Catalog, p. 129).
Commencement 2018 Information
Commencement Ceremony 2018
DATE: Saturday, December 15, 2018
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 live.jessup.edu.
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.
December 31 Conferral: Degree post January 7 – February 8. December diplomas will be ordered around March 15 and arrive 6-8 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.
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.
COMMON DELAYS IN DIPLOMA ISSUANCE/DEGREE CONFERRAL
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the Subject line “Commencement: SPECIAL NEEDS”.
Office of the Registrar
Phone: (916) 577-2244
Fax: (916) 577-2240