Commencement 2022

2022 Event Photos

To view a selection of images available for purchase, see the links below in the "Student, Parent & Family Resources" section.

2022 Event Details

Thursday, May 12, 2022 (Ceremonies 1 & 2)

 

10:00 AM Location: Convention Center / Terrace Ballroom  
(Ceremony 1) Jefferson College of Architecture and the Built Environment (Undergraduate / All programs)
Video Replay Jefferson College of Health Professions (Undergraduate / EF HLTS)
  Jefferson College of Humanities & Sciences (Undergraduate / All programs)
  Jefferson College of Life Sciences (Undergraduate / All programs)
  Jefferson School of Continuing & Professional Studies (Undergraduate / All programs)
  Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce (Undergraduate / All programs)
     
2:30 PM Location: Convention Center / Terrace Ballroom  
(Ceremony 2) Jefferson College of Health Professions (CC Undergraduate & All Graduate / MLSB, MIRS)
Video Replay Jefferson College of Population Health (Graduate / All)
  Jefferson School of Continuing & Professional Studies (Graduate / All)
     

 

Friday, May 13, 2022
 

10:30 AM Location: Convention Center / Terrace Ballroom  
(Ceremony 3)
Video Replay
Jefferson College of Nursing (Undergraduate & Graduate / All programs)

 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 (Ceremonies 4 & 5)
 

10:00 AM Location: Kimmel Center / Verizon Hall  
(Ceremony 4) Jefferson College of Life Sciences (Graduate / All programs)
Live Stream Sidney Kimmel Medical College (Graduate / All programs)
     
2:30 PM Location: Kimmel Center / Verizon Hall  
(Ceremony 5) Jefferson College of Architecture and the Built Environment (Graduate / All programs)
Live Stream Jefferson College of Pharmacy (Graduate / All programs)
  Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences (Graduate / All programs)
  Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce (Graduate / All programs)

 

The COVID-19 policies in place for commencement have been updated. Please carefully review the new requirements below and disregard all previous communications.

Masks must be worn at all times.

Students, faculty and staff attending the ceremony must show ONE of these:

  1. A vaccination card or a photo of your vaccination card and photo ID upon entrance to the event. You must have your second COVID-19 vaccine dose at least 14 days before the event. 
  2. A negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the event at a doctor’s office, pharmacy or testing site. The test result must be official documentation that includes your name from a doctor’s office, pharmacy, or testing site. At home tests including those provided by Jefferson will NOT be accepted.

If you do not have one of these two things, you will not be allowed entry into the event. No exceptions will be made.

Guests attending the ceremony:

  1. Vaccinated guests over the age of five years and three months must provide proof of full vaccination for entry.

    a. Attendees must receive their second COVID-19 vaccine dose at least 14 days before the event.

    b. A vaccination card or a photo of your vaccination card upon entrance to the event.

    c. Adults 18+ will be required to show photo ID along with their proof of full vaccination.
  2. Unvaccinated guests over the age of five years and three months must provide negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the event at a doctor’s office, pharmacy or testing site. The test result must be official documentation that includes their name from a doctor’s office, pharmacy, or testing site. This applies to all guests.
  3. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children under the age of five years and three months must be accompanied either by a fully vaccinated adult or an adult with a negative COVID-19 test result, as outlined above.

If guests do not follow the guidelines listed above, they will not be allowed entry into the event. No exceptions will be made.

We know how important this milestone celebration is for you and your loved ones. Please let us know if you need additional information to proceed as outlined above that will allow you to be part of this special ceremony.

Nicholas Swanson
Commencement Stories

Celebrating the Class of 2022

In 'Celebrating the Jefferson Class of 2022,' seven students look back at their time at the University and discuss what lies ahead.

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#JeffersonGrad2022 Signs

Visit our Office of Institutional Advancement's site to choose from a selection of 18″ by 24″ lawn signs — then download any (or all) of them!

And don't forget to share your pictures with us. Tag them with #JeffersonGrad2022

Student, Parent & Family Resources

East Falls, Vorhees, Bucks County, and JIB Students:

East Falls graduates will be reviewed for awarding at the conclusion of the semester (May-June for spring graduates; August-September for summer graduates). This provides time for instructors to submit final grades, and for each potential graduate’s degree audit to be reviewed for completion.

This means you should receive your Thomas Jefferson University diploma 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the semester in which you will complete your degree requirements. Should you have any questions, please contact TJU_EF_Registrar@jefferson.edu for assistance.

Center City and Abington Students:

Any students attending the May Commencement Ceremonies whose degree is being conferred in May 2022 will be able to receive their diploma after the ceremony is over in the Student Holding Room – Hall G. Please be prepared with your student ID in order to get your diploma.

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.