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University Commencement

A Special Celebration for the Class of 2020 

Due to COVID-19, Belmont’s celebration of May 2020 graduates takes on a new form this year. But this special class will be celebrated all summer long, beginning with your original commencement date, Saturday, May 2, 2020. Tune in here at 11 AM Central for a special online ceremony to honor the Class of 2020 and see below for details regarding receiving your diploma and attending your in person ceremony on Friday, August 7.

Graduation 'To Do' Checklist 


RSVP for August 7 Commencement Ceremony
Nothing compares to hearing your name and walking across the graduation stage! May 2020 Graduates, please RSVP now to let us know whether or not you will be able to attend the August ceremony. Deadline for RSVPs is July 1*. 

RSVP Form for May Graduates

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Prepare Your Photo Frames - Diplomas, Caps & Gowns Arriving Soon! 
Diplomas for May 2020 graduates will begin to be mailed out on Monday, May 4 to the address supplied to the Registrar’s office. Caps, gowns and tassels will follow the next week so new graduates can celebrate now. Make sure to keep your regalia clean and in a safe spot so you can wear it for the in person ceremony in Belmont’s Curb Event Center on Aug. 7.

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Celebrate on Social
Send us photos of you in your caps and gowns so we can celebrate you all summer long 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 this May with additional details from Belmont’s Office of Alumni Relations and an invitation to be a part of the Senior Class Gift.

*Belmont University is excited to welcome you back to campus in August for an in person commencement celebration. That said, please keep in mind these plans may be subject to change based on the evolving impact of COVID-19. If changes are necessary, graduates will receive notifications as quickly as possible. Know decisions are made with hearts focused on the safety and wellbeing for you, your family/guests and the Belmont community.