December Commencement

December Commencement will be on Saturday, December 15th, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Johnson University Tennessee Phillips-Welshimer Gymnasium.

Watch live online from Johnson University Livestream site. 

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Faculty Reception

President and Mrs. Tommy Smith and the faculty of Johnson University will host a reception at the White House for graduates and their immediate family members.

Regalia Pick Up

Regalia pick-up is scheduled for November 12th-16th. The times for pick-up will be 12 - 5 p.m. You may not pick up your regalia at the front desk but rather at the back door of the Registrar’s Office. Anyone unable to pick it up during this time can pick it up at rehearsal. 

A note pertaining to alternate pick up methods:

  • If anyone other than the graduate plans to pick up regalia, they will need to present a note with your Student ID number, your alternate’s name, and the signature of the graduate. They will be required to print and sign their name to receive your regalia.
  • Full regalia will be required at commencement.
  • ***The Registrar’s Office and Johnson University are NOT RESPONSIBLE for regalia picked up by an alternate that is not received by the graduate. ***


The rehearsal for Graduation will be on Saturday, December 15th at 10:30 a.m. in the PW Gymnasium. Only graduates and faculty are to attend the rehearsal.

Appropriate Attire 

Commencement is an important part of your college career. Therefore, you should dress appropriately as to hold up a sense of formality and dignity. Men should wear a button down shirt, tie, dark pants, and dark dress shoes. Women should dress modestly and suitably for a special occasion. Please avoid anything that would draw attention to yourself or embarrass your classmates or their guests.