Attending Jackson State's Commencement: Here's what you need to - - Jackson, MS

Attending Jackson State's Commencement: Here's what you need to know

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the address at Jackson State University’s 139th Spring Commencement Ceremony.

Mrs. Obama will address more than 800 graduates on Saturday at 3 pm at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. 

About 55,000 people are expected to assemble in the stadium.

We will air the commencement LIVE on WLBT and Fox40.


  • Gates open at noon. All individuals MUST be seated by 2:30 p.m. No access will be allowed after 2:45 p.m. No exceptions.
  • Candidates will begin assembling for degrees at 1 pm.
  • Commencement begins at 3 pm.


Please allow yourself adequate time to find parking. Traffic and parking logistics may be challenging due to an expected large attendance. Parents, families, and friends should plan to arrive at least one to two hours before the ceremony. This will allow appropriate time for parking and walking to the venue. Public Safety officers and ushers will be available to provide assistance.

Guests may not carry the following into the Commencement Venue:

  • any bag larger than 16 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches
  • hard-sided bags or containers of any size
  • glass, cans, aluminum bottles or thermoses
  • laser pens
  • selfie sticks
  • mono/tripods or other professional camera equipment
  • video cameras or other equipment designed for the sole purpose of video and/or audio recording
  • drones
  • laptop computers
  • firearms, knives or weapons of any kind
  • alcohol
  • illegal drugs or substances
  • brooms, poles, staffs or sticks
  • baseball bats of any size
  • hoverboards
  • television sets, excluding television substitutes such as tablets
  • animals, with the exception of service animals to aid Guests with disabilities
  • air horns or other distracting noisemakers
  • any devices that may interfere with and/or distract any sports or event participant, other Guest, audio or audio/visual telecast or recording of the game or event, or any technology-related service provided in the Stadium
  • helmets (e.g., bicycle helmets, motorcycle helmets or baseball helmets)
  • masks or costumes
  • projectiles (e.g., flying discs or beach balls)
  • aerosol cans (e.g., mace, pepper spray, hairspray or sunscreen)
  • confetti or glitter
  • fireworks
  • visible obscene, indecent or inappropriate clothing

For more JSU Commencement, click here

For more on parking and traffic, click here. 

Click here for seating information

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