Jefferson's 2016 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Hall 2D of the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville.  Graduates should be at the convention center no later than 5:30 p.m.

2016 Graduation Information:

  • SPRING 2016:
    • The last day to submit graduation applications for spring 2016 term was February 5, 2016 at noon.
    • Spring credentials are awarded during late May and credentials mailed in mid-June.
    • *A completed application needs to be into the College’s Records Office by the deadline. Please work with your advisor to meet this deadline.
  • SUMMER 2016:
    • The last day to submit a graduation application for the summer 2016 term is June 15, 2016 at noon.
    • Summer graduates will not be officially awarded until the end of the full summer semester – end of August.
    • This means summer credentials will not be mailed out until mid-September.
  • FALL 2016:
    • The last day to submit graduation applications for fall 2016 term is October 7, 2016 at noon.
    • Fall graduates will not be officially awarded until end of December/early January.
    • Credentials are typically mailed during mid-February. 

Graduation Information:

If you are planning to graduate with multiple credentials you must apply for each credential separately.  Any applications received after the deadline will be held for future semester graduation processes.

Please read each section on the website carefully so that you apply for your credential correctly.

If you are unsure what degree/certificate/diploma you are applying for you should contact your advisor or the Advising Center on your campus.

Ceremony Information:

Jefferson holds one graduation ceremony for an academic year.  The ceremony takes between 90 minutes and two hours, depending on the number of graduates.  Students are strongly encouraged to participate in graduation. The ceremony is a celebration of your hard work and success.  However, you are not required to participate. 

Credentials are not given during the ceremony; they are mailed to graduates afterward to the address used on their graduation application.  If you move you are responsible for contacting the Registrar’s Office to update your graduation address. 

You may purchase your cap and gown from any of the colleges bookstores up until the day of graduation.  Please contact the College’s Bookstore for more information. 

Applications and graduation modules: