Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Faculty Information

Faculty can quickly reply concerning their attendance at Commencement ceremonies and indicate their regalia needs by visiting the Commencement Invitation Response webpage.

Faculty participating in Commencement Ceremonies should report at least one hour prior to the ceremony start time listed below.:

JCHP/JCP – Tuesday, May 22, 2018  10:00am

JCN - Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:30PM

SKMC/JCBS/JCPH – Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:30am

We are very pleased that you will be joining us for Commencement this year.  I know you must have many questions, so I hope to answer them here.

If you are driving in for the ceremonies on Tuesday, May 22, it may be most convenient for you to park in the garage at The Kimmel Center which is located south of the Broad Street entrance located at 300 South Broad Street.

If you are marching in the morning ceremony on May 22 for Jefferson College of Health Professions and Jefferson College of Pharmacy, we request that you arrive by approximately 9:15am.  Go directly to the Faculty Robing Room which will be the Comcast room on the second floor where you can enjoy a continental breakfast. If you ordered your regalia, it will be waiting for you and there will be volunteers available to help you dress.  If you have your own regalia, please remember to bring it with you. This is a good time to mingle, catch up, take pictures and most importantly, prepare you on your placement in the procession. 

The morning ceremony should conclude at approximately 12:00 noon.  If you intend to stay for the College of Nursing ceremony later that afternoon, and have your own regalia, one of the volunteers in the robing room will hold your regalia so that you don’t have to carry it with you.  If you have rented regalia, you will have new regalia waiting for you in the faculty room.

We will be serving a lunch down the corridor from the Faculty Robing Room in the Rendell room for all members of the stage party, faculty members, Honorary Degree Recipients and esteemed guests. We would be delighted if you would join us.

The robing room for the Jefferson College of Nursing graduation will also be in the Comcast room.  It will be important for you to arrive at approximately 1:45pm to have time to dress and feel comfortable with the marching order.  Please feel free to arrive earlier and enjoy the luncheon as well.

On Wednesday, May 23, the Commencement Ceremony for Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences, Jefferson College of Population Health and Sidney Kimmel Medical College will also take place at the Kimmel. The ceremony begins at 10:30am but trustees and other members of the stage party should arrive at 9:45am and report to the Comcast Room for robing. A continental breakfast will be available and volunteers will help you with regalia, photos and procession instructions.

We anticipate the ceremony to run until approximately 12:30pm and invite you to join us for an informal buffet lunch in the Comcast room following the event.

Please note that if you are part of the marching procession, you do not need a ticket. 

Contact Lucia Pernot at 215-955-7684 or if you have any questions or concerns.