Commencement Details

May 2021 Commencement

Update: Due to wet conditions at the stadium and the continued forecast of rain, all JBU commencement ceremonies will move to JBU’s Bill George Arena (BGA). 

Traditional Undergraduate Commencement is at 10 a.m. in BGA with attendance limited to six ticketed family members per graduate. Limited overflow seating is available in the Cathedral of the Ozarks, first-come, first-served. Doors open in both venues at 8 a.m. Masks are required. 

Graduate & Online Undergraduate Commencement is at 4 p.m. in BGA. Attendance is limited to family members. Doors open at 2 p.m. Masks are required.

Senior Awards Ceremony and Baccalaureate Service

Watch the Senior Awards Ceremony and Baccalaureate Service Live Here

Traditional Undergraduates
Saturday, May 22 at 10 a.m. (Doors open at 8 a.m.)
Bill George Arena

Attendance will be limited to six ticketed guests per student. Masks are required for everyone. Limited overflow seating for family only in the Cathedral of the Ozarks. (Students, see your email for details.)

Watch TUG Commencement Live Here

Graduate and Online Undergraduates
Saturday, May 22 at 4 p.m. (Doors open at 2 p.m.)
Bill George Arena

Attendance limited to family members.

Watch Graduate and OU Commencement Live Here

Accessibility & Special Accommodations 

The John Brown University Campus Safety Department will assist guests with handicapped parking accommodations.

Guests who need handicapped parking accommodations are asked to turn on their emergency flashers when arriving on campus. The Campus Safety Department staff will direct them to the appropriate area.

If any physical accommodations for guests are necessary, specifically wheelchair or sign interpretation, please contact:

Mr. Jarrod Heathcote   

Hearing Assist Devices are available upon request at the event.


GradImages is the official photographer for our Commencement, commencement photos will be available to view and order at
Simply enter your Last Name, your School Name (John Brown University), and select 2021 from the drop-down menu. There you can click on the link to view your photos.
If you need additional help to locate your photos, call GradImages customer service department at 800-261-2576 or email them at