Commencement

Event Details

Commencement Update: February 15, 2021

SENT ON BEHALF OF:

Mark L.Tykocinski, MD
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University
The Anthony F.and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

To The Thomas Jefferson University Class of 2021:

We are happy to report that we are working on in-person commencement ceremonies in May. We have confirmed the location for this year’s ceremonies at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Due to current state and city COVID-19 restrictions, the in-person ceremonies will need to be limited to graduating students who have indicated they will attend and a small number of faculty and staff. Students will be able to walk across the stage when their names are called.We will also live-stream the ceremonies and are working with the City of Philadelphia to see what options are available for family participation.  

As a reminder, the ceremony dates and times are as follows:

  • May 13, 2021 10 am – East Falls Campus Undergraduate 
  • May 13, 2021 2:30 pm – The Jefferson College of Health Professions Center City Campus Undergraduate and All Graduate; Graduate Students from the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, the College of Architecture and the Built Environment and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • May 14, 2021 10:30 am – Jefferson College of Nursing
  • May 25, 2021 10 am – The Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Jefferson College of Life Sciences Graduate
  • May 25, 2021 2:30 pm – The Jefferson Colleges of Population Health, Pharmacy and Rehabilitation Sciences

As new details become available we will be sure to communicate them with you,please continue to monitor your Jefferson.edu email and Jefferson.edu/commencement for updates. 

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. 

Thank you, and be well. 

May 13, 2021

 

10:00 AM Location: The Mann Center for the Performing Arts  
  Jefferson College of Health Professions (Undergraduate / EF HLTS)
  Jefferson School of Continuing & Professional Studies (Undergraduate / All)
  Jefferson College of Humanities & Sciences (Undergraduate / All)
  Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce (Undergraduate / All)
  Jefferson College of Architecture and the Built Environment (Undergraduate / All)
  Jefferson College of Life Sciences (Undergraduate / All)
     
2:30 PM Location: The Mann Center for the Performing Arts  
  Jefferson College of Health Professions (CC Undergraduate / All Graduate)
  Jefferson College of Architecture and the Built Environment (Graduate / All)
  Jefferson School of Continuing & Professional Studies (Graduate / All)
  Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce (Graduate / All)

 

May 14, 2021
 

10:30 AM Location: The Mann Center for the Performing Arts  
  Jefferson College of Nursing (Undergraduate & Graduate / All)

 

May 25, 2021
 

10:00 AM Location: The Mann Center for the Performing Arts  
  Sidney Kimmel Medical College (Graduate / All)
  Jefferson College of Life Sciences (Graduate / All)
     
2:30 PM Location: The Mann Center for the Performing Arts  
  Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences (Graduate / All)
  Jefferson College of Pharmacy (Graduate / All)
  Jefferson College of Population Health (Graduate / All)

 

To assure continuity among campuses, all full-time undergraduate students who meet the following grade-point-average (GPA) threshold below shall receive Latin Honors* upon graduation in recognition of their achievement:

  • Cum Laude: 3.50 - 3.64
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.65 - 3.79
  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.80 or above

SPECIAL NOTICE: To graduate with honors, the student must complete a minimum of 60 credits in a bachelor's degree program or 30 credits in an associate degree program at Thomas Jefferson University (School of Continuing and Professional Studies students must complete a minimum of 33 credits in a bachelor's degree program or 20 credits in an associate degree program), earn at least 50% of these credits in graded courses (non-Pass/Fail), and achieve a cumulative grade point average as listed above. The GPA is calculated on grades earned in Jefferson courses only. Transfer courses are not included.

Honors are based on the cumulative GPA from Fall for undergraduate students completing their degree in May and August of the following year. Honors reflected on students’ transcripts and diplomas will be based on the actual cumulative GPA at the time of degree completion.

Information on duplicate diplomas:

In order to request a reprint of your diploma, The Office of Academic Services requires a notarized letter with the following information:

  1. Your name as you would like it printed on the diploma
  2. The reason why you need a diploma reprint
  3. Your social security number
  4. The date and  year of your graduation
  5. The degree that you graduated with and program (if applicable)
  6. The address where you would like the diploma sent (Diplomas cannot be mailed to P.O. Boxes)
  7. Current phone number
  8. Current email address

Please note, that email requests for diploma reprints will not be accepted.

Along with this letter, there is a $50 fee set for all reprint costs, and checks may be made payable to Thomas Jefferson University.

Center City graduates, please mail both the letter and the check to the following address:

Office of Academic Services
Thomas Jefferson University
1015 Walnut Street Suite 115, Curtis Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107

East Falls graduates, please mail both the letter and the check to the following address:

Thomas Jefferson University - East Falls
4201 Henry Avenue, Archer Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Reprint diploma requests may take up to three weeks for processing.

In order to request a reprint of your diploma, The University Office of the Registrar requires a notarized letter with the following information:

  1. Your name as you would like it printed on the diploma
  2. The reason why you need you need a diploma reprint.  The University will only re-print your MD diploma if it was damaged.  The damaged diploma will need to be returned to the University prior to a new one being issued.  All other diplomas can be reprinted.
  3. Your social security number
  4. The date and year of your graduation
  5. The degree that you graduated with and program (if applicable)
  6. The address where you would like the diploma sent (Diplomas can not be mailed to P.O. Boxes)
  7. Current phone number
  8. Current email address

Please note, that email requests for diploma reprints will not be accepted.

Along with this letter, there is a $90 fee set for all reprint costs, and checks may be made payable to the Jefferson Registrar's Office. Please mail both the letter and the check to the following address:

Office of the Registrar
Jefferson - Center City Campus
Thomas Jefferson University
1015 Walnut Street Suite 115, Curtis Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107

An outside vendor is contracted by the University to engross these diplomas, so consequently, a reprint diploma can take anywhere from six to nine weeks for completion.