Important Dates and Schedule

Thomas Jefferson University Commencement Exercises are quickly approaching and we look forward to sharing this important day with you and your guests. Please check the website regularly for information.

Most information should be available on the website, but if you have additional questions please contact the provost office at 215.951.0222 during regular business hours or email commencement@philau.edu.

Upcoming Key Dates and Information:


Grad Finale

Wednesday and Thursday April 11 and 12
12:00 noon - 7:00 p.m.
Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space

If you plan on participating in Commencement, you MUST stop by Grad Finale on one of these two days. Please plan to spend about 30 minutes at Grad Finale. 

At Grad Finale you will:

  • Pick up your degree appropriate cap and gown 
  • Pick up your Commencement Wristbands
  • Verify your Diploma Information
  • Sign the Class Banner

In addition, Josten’s will be selling class rings, personalized announcements and other graduation related items and the Campus Store will be selling University related items and Diploma frames


Formal Senior Portraits

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:00 noon - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Kanbar Campus Center Living Room 

To schedule your appointment, visit www.islandphoto.com


Senior Class Toast

Date: April 27, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 

Backyard of the President’s House
Rain location:TBD

Invitation is sent out by the Development and Alumni Relations Office.  Spots are available on a first come, first served basis 


Fortysecond Annual University Academic Awards Ceremony 

The Auxiliary Gym in the Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center
Date: TBD 
Time: TBD

Students receiving academic awards and their parents will be formally invited by the Office of the Provost to this ceremony.


Innovation Expo 2018 Reception and Awards

Date: TBD 
The Innovator's Expo will open at noon on TBD and will run from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. until TBD. 
The Innovator's Expo Awards Presentation will be held on TBD from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 


Commencement

Wednesday, May 9


Undergraduate Ceremony
8:30 a.m: Students arrive & check in for Ceremony at Terrace Ballroom Robing area (PA Convention Center)
Use the Broad Street Entrance

10:00 a.m: Ceremony for undergraduate students
The ceremony will last approximately two hours

Graduate Ceremony
1:00 p.m: Students arrive & check in for Ceremony at Terrace Ballroom Robing area (PA Convention Center)
Use the Broad Street Entrance

2:30 p.m: Ceremony for graduate students
The ceremony will last approximately two hours