Schedule of Events

If you are a guest visiting campus for commencement, please view our guest information.

On September 23, JBU announced the following commencement plans.

Fall traditional undergraduates - Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Bill George Arena. (Limited attendance) More details.

Fall graduate and online undergraduate commencement - Saturday, Dec. 5, 2:00 p.m. in the Bill George Arena. (limited attendance) More details.

May Class of 2020 Commencement (all programs) - Saturday, Dec. 5, 10:00 a.m. in the Bill George Arena. (limited attendance) More details.


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 on their automobile when arriving on campus. The Campus Safety Department staff will direct them to the appropriate area.

Students living in the residence halls are asked to park their automobiles in their residence hall parking lot. We want to provide the maximum parking accommodations for our guests.

Questions regarding ordering Regalia:

  • Regalia (cap/gown and/or masters hood), invitations or rings can be purchased through the bookstore.
  • Regalia orders can be placed at the JBU Bookstore or at the following website: until November 2nd for Traditional Undergraduate students, and November 17th for Online and Graduate students.  
    For questions, please contact the Bookstore directly at 479.524.7195. 

*The cost of regalia is NOT included in the graduation fee as some students do not participate in the commencement ceremony. 

Students are to dress appropriately, however, formal dress is not required. Students are not allowed to wear any clothing/items on the outside of their gown other than the JBU-issued items. Students are not allowed to alter, decorate or modify their cap (mortarboard).

Your JBU network account and email is available to you until January 1, 2022 to facilitate accessing your tuition statements and forms. Please make arrangements to forward your emails; change any account you may have connected to your JBU email; move your OneDrive files to another cloud-based storage bin solution; consider an alternate Office license purchase; and print off or save any W-2's, tuition statements, or unofficial transcripts you may need before then. If you have any questions, contact the JBU Help Desk,


Regarding commencement procedures or eligibility:

  • Traditional Undergraduate Students: Call Sarah Philpot at (479) 524-7138 or
  • Online Undergraduate Students: Call Tiffany Lopez at (479) 524-7389 or
  • Graduate School Students: Call Tiffany Lopez at (479) 524-7389 or
  • If any physical accommodations for guests are necessary, specifically wheelchair assistance or sign interpreter, please contact Jarrod Heathcote at (479) 524-7464 or email
  • There will be no commencement rehearsal. Students are to familiarize themselves with the procedures.