Commencement

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Formal, virtual video Commencement ceremonies for Jefferson graduates, family and friends are now available, featuring deans presenting graduating students to the president for the formal conferral of degrees and speeches from Thomas Jefferson University leaders.

Commencement Ceremony Videos*:

*Unsure of your virtual ceremony? Scroll down for a complete listing of college/school ceremony listings in the Commencement 2020 Virtual Ceremonies below.

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.  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

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.

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Celebrating the Class of 2020

Under extraordinary circumstances, Jefferson graduates look back – and ahead to the future.

Commencement 2020 Virtual Ceremonies

Ceremony 1: Undergraduate (East Falls Campus)

Schools/Colleges:

  • Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Health Sciences (East Falls Campus)
  • Humanities and Sciences
  • Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce
    • School of Business
    • School of Design and Engineering
  • Life Sciences
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • School of Continuing Professional Studies

Ceremony 2: Undergraduate (Center City), Graduate

Schools/Colleges:

  • Health Professions (Graduate and Center City Undergraduate)
  • Rehabilitation Sciences (Graduate)
  • School of Continuing Professional Studies (Graduate)

Ceremony 3: Jefferson College of Nursing (Undergraduate & Graduate)

School/College:

  • Nursing

Ceremony 4: Graduate

Schools/Colleges:

  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College
  • Life Sciences

Ceremony 5: Graduate

Schools/Colleges:

  • Architecture and the Built Environment (Graduate)
  • Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce (Graduate)
  • Pharmacy
  • Population Health 
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#JeffersonGrad2020 Signs

Celebrate the Class of 2020 from home! Choose from a selection of printer-friendly signs so you can cover your house in Jefferson pride

And don't forget to share your pictures with us! Tag them with #JeffersonGrad2020

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 as of MARCH 2020: 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, 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.

*Only undergraduate students are eligible for Latin Honors.