2017 Commencement Info for Graduates


Update: Commencement will be held at the rain location/time. 

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 12 noon, JMU Convocation Center, 895 University Blvd, Harrisonburg, VA.

Arrive no later than 11:15 a.m. to robe/line up. Do not bring bags or personal belongings (you cannot take them with you during the ceremony, and they will not be secured). Family and friends may not enter the robing areas before the ceremony.


You may pick up your robe at no charge at the Bookstore during regular hours beginning Monday, April 3, 2017.


May be purchased at the Bookstore.


RSVP to the ceremony by picking up your robe before May 5, 2017. You do not need to notify BRCC if you do not wish to participate.


There are no tickets. The ceremony is open admission and seating is first come, first serve. Guests of graduates may not enter the robing areas. There will be a designated area for handicap seating. Please check with an usher upon arrival.

Photo Opportunities

There will be designated areas for guests to take pictures after the ceremony.


You will receive your official diploma in the mail within 12 weeks after the ceremony.