Schedule of Events

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



A Message from Dr. Pollard:

It deeply saddens me to tell you that we must postpone our Spring 2020 commencement ceremony until this fall. We know this is very disappointing for our graduates, their families and their friends. We will have an online celebration of your accomplishments on May 9, but it will not be a virtual commencement ceremony. It is important to note that your degree will be conferred as usual in May (or when your degree requirements are completed) so any plans for graduate school and jobs will not be affected by a postponement of the graduation ceremony. We will have more details about the May online celebration and the postponed fall commencement coming soon.


Commencement Schedule

View upcoming commencement details here.


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: beginning February 3rd until March 3rd.
  • Any orders placed after March 31st will incur a $10 late fee.  For question please contact the Bookstore directly at 479.524.7195. 
  • Click on the Regalia link to the left for information regarding Regalia dress on Commencement Day. 

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

There will be a graduation fair on February 20th from 10:00am to 2:00pm in front of the JBU bookstore. There will be information about class rings, invitations, other graduation items. 

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.