2019 Commencement Information

Congratulations!!! You have reached a milestone in your academic career - graduation. You came into this institution ready to learn, ready to move from good to great, and now we will announce to the world that you have achieved your goal. 

The following is a list of the 2019 Commencement activities for undergraduates (traditional and non-traditional) and graduate degree recipients. Following the list are details on each event that you will find helpful as you prepare to celebrate your graduation from Johnson C. Smith University.

  • Founder’s Day
    Required for undergraduates (traditional and non-traditional) and graduate degree recipients 
  • Sunday, April 7, 2019
    2 p.m.*
    Jane M. Smith Memorial Church
    * Graduates assemble in Sarah Belk Gambrell Auditorium at 1 p.m.

  • Senior Brunch
    Undergraduates (Traditional and Non-Traditional) 
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019*
    12 p.m.
    Mary Joyce Taylor Crisp Student Union – Grimes Lounge
  • Commencement Rehearsal
    Required for undergraduates (traditional and non-traditional) and graduate degree recipients participating in Commencement
    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Biddle Auditorium
  • Baccalaureate
    Required for undergraduates (traditional and non-traditional)
    Friday, May 17, 2019
    6 p.m.*
    Jane M. Smith Memorial Church

*Graduates assemble in Biddle Hall - Sarah Belk Gambrell Auditorium at 5 p.m.

  • Commencement
    Sunday, May 19, 2019
    10 a.m.*
    Bojangles' Coliseum

*Graduates must assemble at 8 a.m. in the Bojangles' Coliseum