Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson College of Nursing

Commencement Information

Undergraduate & Graduate

FRIDAY MAY 15, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Hall E
1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

GRADUATE INFORMATION

Arrival Time: Between 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Graduates Entry Point: via the Broad Street entrance to receive further direction from Jefferson staff, security and the PA Convention Center ushers.
Report to: Student Rooms
Dress Rehearsal: 
 9:00 a.m. (estimate)

GUEST INFORMATION

Doors Open: 10:15 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Overview

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Congratulations on the achievement of your degree from Thomas Jefferson University!

The Commencement Ceremony will be held at the PA Convention Center, located at 1101 Arch Street on May 15th at 10:30 a.m. 

The joint ceremony will consist of the conferral for all degrees from the Jefferson College of Nursing and will last approximately until 12:30 p.m.

We ask that graduates report by 9:00 a.m. on the morning of Commencement, Friday, May 15, 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 10:15 a.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 graduation@jefferson.edu. 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 Undergraduate & Graduate JCN Ceremony at the PA Convention Center are also guaranteed four tickets for their guests, however this will be assigned seating. 

Students will be notified by email if more tickets become available for either 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 graduation@jefferson.edu.

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 held on April 13 and 14 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 graduation@jefferson.edu. Thank you in advance.

Additional Events

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Regalia Fairs

Dates: Monday & Tuesday,  April 13 & 14, 2020
Location: JAH Atrium
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

A representative from Balfour will be present to take orders for class rings as well as graduation announcements.  You will also be able to pre-order your frame for your diploma.

Jefferson College of Nursing Student & Alumni Committee
Graduation Awards Ceremony

Please continue to check back regarding this special event. We will add information as it is currently being finalized. 

Jefferson College of Nursing Class Day Graduate

Please continue to check back regarding Class Day and & Class Night information as it is currently being finalized.