Jefferson School of Continuing & Professional Studies
Undergraduate & Graduate
THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020 - 2:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Arrival Time: Between 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Graduates Entry Point: via the Broad Street entrance. Further direction from TJU staff, security and the PA Convention Center ushers.
Report to: Student Rooms
Dress Rehearsal: 2:00 p.m. (estimated)
Doors Open: 2:15 p.m.
Commencement Ceremony: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Congratulations on the achievement of your degree from Thomas Jefferson University!
The Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for May 14, 2020 and will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center located at 1101 Arch Street. To see more about the venue, please visit their website. The joint ceremony will consist of the conferral for all Undergraduate and Graduate degrees from the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, & Commerce, Jefferson School of Continuing & Professional Studies and Undergraduate degrees for Jefferson College of Life Sciences and will last approximately until 4:30 p.m.
We ask that graduates report by 1:30 p.m. on the afternoon of Commencement, Thursday, May 14, 2020 (via the Broad Street entrance) so that they may participate in an actual dress rehearsal of the Commencement Ceremony. Students will first check into their program-specific robing rooms for correct marching order, help with robing, and name announcement verifications. Light refreshments will also be provided for the graduates in each of the robing rooms.
Guests are advised to enter the PA Convention Center from the Broad Street entrance and wait in the lobby until the doors for Hall E open. Guests will not be seated in the Hall E until 2:15 p.m.
There are accommodations at the PA Convention Center for special seating or Accessible Requests. Requests are due into the University Office of the Registrar by March 1st and provisions are limited. If your circumstances have changed after the March 1st deadline and you now need to request special seating please send an email immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, neither Thomas Jefferson University nor the PA Convention Center can provide, loan or rent wheelchairs for guests with special needs.
Tickets & Seating Information
All students who will be attending the 2020 Commencement at the PA Convention Center are guaranteed four tickets for their guests with unassigned seating.
Students will be notified by email if more tickets become available for the cememony.
Please be advised that any remaining outstanding obligations with the University (exit Interview, tuition balance, etc.) must be satisfied before receiving your diploma.
For any additional questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com.
Important Ticketing Info
All students who will be attending the 2020 Commencement ceremony are guaranteed four tickets for their guests. Students will be notified by email if more tickets become available. The Grad Fair will be April 14 and 15 for the East Falls programs in the Kanbar Performance Space from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. each day; and on April 13 and 14 for Center City programs in the JAH Atrium from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. each day.
If a student is unable to pick up his or her regalia and tickets, he or she may arrange to have a designated person pick them up instead. The designated person must present a copy or picture of the graduate’s photo ID in order to receive the regalia and tickets.
For any additional questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance.
Center City Grad Fairs
JCHP, JCN, JSCPS and JCRS
Monday and Tuesday, April 13 & 14, 2020
Jefferson Alumni Hall Atrium
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SKMC, JCLS, JCP and JCPH
Wednesday and Thursday, April 15 & 16, 2020
Jefferson Alumni Hall Eakins Lounge
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
For East Falls Programs please attend the East Falls Grad Fair
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14 & 15, 2020
Kanbar Performance Space
12:00 noon - 7:00 PM