Academic Events

An online orientation program, including how-to videos, is available to all new online students. The program contains information about how to register for classes, access online resources, complete payments, etc.

All new online students are encouraged to visit the orientation video webpage before beginning their first term.

Introduction to Online Student Success

All new online undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in the 2-week Introduction to Online Student Success course before starting the first term of online study. The course includes information related to being a successful online student and allows students to practice taking an online course by navigating the online platform, viewing course content, participating in online discussions, submitting an assignment, taking a quiz, and reviewing instructor feedback. The course is not recorded on students’ transcripts.

Commencement is held at the end of each academic year in May. At these exercises, degree candidates are recognized. Participation in commencement exercises does not imply that graduation requirements are met.

Online students are invited to attend Commencement exercises on the JWU campus of their choice, providing that the online degree program from which they are graduating is offered at the chosen campus.