May Commencement

Johnson University welcomes you to celebrate the class of 2021! See below for details and the JUTN guest registration form.

FL Ceremony details:
Friday, May 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Johnson University Florida, Chapman Center


TN Ceremony details:
Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. AND 3:00 p.m.
Johnson University
Athletic and Recreation Complex, Douglas E. Karnes Arena

11:00 a.m. ceremony will include graduates from the following schools:
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Bible and Theology
School of Business and Public Leadership
School of Communication and Creative Arts

3:00 p.m. ceremony will include graduates from the following schools:
School of Congregational Ministry
School of Intercultural Studies
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Templar School of Education

Guidance for guests:

  • Each graduate is permitted to bring four guests. Guests must be registered using the form below.
  • Family units will be seated together and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
  • Graduates and guests experiencing flu-like symptoms should NOT attend the ceremony.
  • Everyone attending commencement (faculty, staff, graduates, and guests) are required to wear a mask while they are on Johnson’s campus. Masks will be provided to guests who do not bring their own.
  • All attendees will have their temperature taken upon entering the ARC.
  • Guests who are unable to attend may watch the livestream on this page and on the Johnson University Facebook page. The embedded video will be added to this webpage before the ceremony.

Guest Registration Form

Graduation Checklist

Consult Your Advisor

Monitor your progress on your advising worksheet in your account. Contact your academic advisor for any needed updates and to be sure you meet all graduation requirements.

Review Your Contact and Privacy Information

Be sure to login to your account and go to Personal Info to make any necessary changes, including address and phone number updates.

Submit the Intent to Graduate Form on the Portal

Make sure this is on file for your intended term of graduation. Make sure your name and mailing address are correct for accurate processing of your diploma. Observe all deadlines for filling out the Intent to Graduate Form.

Help us Order Your Regalia

Make sure your height and weight information are correct on the Intent to Graduate before submitting.

Pay the Graduation Fee

All students are required to pay a graduation fee regardless of whether or not they participate in the ceremony. No exceptions. The fee will be added to your student account upon completion of the Intent to Graduate Form.

Submit a Diploma Pick Up/Mailing Plan

Check your Johnson email for details on how to submit a diploma pick up/mailing plan.

Clear All Holds

Make sure all holds such as overdue library books or fines or outstanding obligations to the University are cleared. While a hold will not prevent participation in the ceremony or awarding of the degree, it will prevent release of diploma and/or transcript.

Complete Exit Counseling

Students with any federal loans are required by law to complete exit counseling at Contact Student Financial Services for more information on loan exit counseling.

Learn More About Alumni Relations

Contact Alumni Relations to find out more about the Alva Ross Brown Society, the JUFL Young Alumni Society, and other alumni opportunities.

Apply for Graduate School!

Continue your education with JU! Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Check Out of Student Housing

Make sure you have completed this process before heading home. Contact your RA or the Head Resident for more information.

Diploma FAQs