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University Commencement

A Special Celebration for August 2020 Graduates

While it was Belmont’s sincere intention to hold in person commencement ceremonies August 7 for our August and May 2020 graduates, the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic is once again changing our plans. As cases are surging in Nashville, Mayor John Cooper has wisely reverted the city back to Phase 2 of the safe reopening plan, which restricts in person gatherings to no more than 25 people. These circumstances have led us to determine that holding an in-person event of this scale is just not possible at this time. In the interest of everyone’s continued health and safety, we must cancel our August 7 in-person commencement plans.

Tune in here at 7 PM Central on August 7, 2020 for a special online ceremony to honor the graduating class of August 2020 and see below for details regarding receiving your diplomas and regalia. (May 2020 graduates may view their virtual ceremony here.)


Graduation 'To Do' Checklist 

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Prepare Your Photo Frames - Diplomas, Caps & Gowns Arriving Soon! 
Your diplomas and honor cords will be mailed directly to you in August! Your caps, gowns and tassels, as well as hoods for graduate students, are also being mailed to you shortly. Graduates who still need to place their orders may do so by contacting Stephanie Elder at The Belmont Store (615.460.6418) by August 10.

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Celebrate on Social
Send us photos of you in your caps and gowns so we can celebrate you on Belmont’s social media platforms. Email photos to or use the hashtag #BelmontGrad20 on Instagram or Twitter.

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Welcome to Belmont's Alumni Association 
As a new Belmont University graduate, you join a distinguished group of fellow alumni and enjoy valuable resources and benefits. Look for an email soon with additional details from Belmont’s Office of Alumni Relations and an invitation to be a part of the Senior Class Gift.