Schedule of Events

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



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.  The last day to order regalia is September 21st.  Orders can be placed at the following website:  Orders placed after September 21st will need to be made at the JBU bookstore. 
  • Any orders placed after October 23rd 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 October 23rd from 10:00am to 2:00pm in front of the JBU bookstore. There will be information about class rings, invitations, other graduation items. 


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.