GraduationCommencement will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. at Sevierville Convention Center located at 202 Gists Creek Road, Sevierville, TN  37876.

Watch live online from Johnson University Livestream site.


Faculty Reception

President and Mrs. Tommy Smith and the faculty of Johnson University will host a reception at the White House for graduates and their immediate family members.

Campus Map


Map and Directions to Sevierville Convention Center


Regalia Pick Up

At this time, any regalia yet to be picked up can be picked up at rehearsal. 

A note pertaining to alternate pick up methods:

  • If anyone other than the graduate plans to pick up regalia, they will need to present a note with your Student ID number, your alternate’s name, and the signature of the graduate. They will be required to print and sign their name to receive your regalia.
  • Full regalia will be required at commencement.
  • ***The Registrar’s Office and Johnson University are NOT RESPONSIBLE for regalia picked up by an alternate that is not received by the graduate. ***


The rehearsal for Graduation will be on Friday, May 3rd at 2 p.m. in the PW Gymnasium. Only graduates and faculty are to attend the rehearsal. Following the rehearsal, there will be a reception at the White House at 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and immediate family is welcome to attend.

Undergraduate students – bring your cap and gown to rehearsal. Your group photo will be taken after we rehearse.


Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 4th at 4 p.m. at the Sevierville Convention Center. 202 Gists Creek Rd, Sevierville, TN 37876

Students will have a separate entrance into the convention center, follow the signs on site to get to the back entrance.  Please arrive at the convention center at 2 p.m. Keep in mind, traffic may be heavy in the area. Please encourage your guests to arrive early. 

Please be aware, there is no secure area to store personal items.

Appropriate Attire 

Commencement is an important part of your college career. Therefore, you should dress appropriately as to hold up a sense of formality and dignity. Men should wear a button down shirt, tie, dark pants, and dark dress shoes. Women should dress modestly and suitably for a special occasion. Please avoid anything that would draw attention to yourself or embarrass your classmates or their guests.