The 144th Commencement of Johnson C. Smith University, culminating the 149th academic year, will be held on the university campus at the Irwin Belk Complex at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Information for Seniors

Check here frequently for information regarding Baccalaureate and Commencement rehearsals, as well as information for the Senior Luncheon.

Alumni Reunion Weekend

Click here for information about Reunion Weekend for JCSU alumni. This year we will celebrate the reunion of classes ending in 1 or 6.


Information for booking hotels in the Charlotte area for the 144th Commencement weekend.


The Baccalaureate service will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016, at 6 p.m. in the Jane M. Smith Memorial Church.

Commencement exercises will be held at the Irwin Belk Complex on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at 8 a.m. Graduates will line up in Jack S. Brayboy Gymnasium.