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Commencement Activities

Graduating students should check their Belmont email accounts for important deadlines, graduation announcements, and commencement activities.

Friday May 4, 2018

Graduation Rehearsal at 8:30 a.m. - Curb Event Center
Degree candidates should arrive by 8:15 am. Rehearsal is for all degree candidates participating in the graduation ceremonies and will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m..

Baccalaureate Student Reflection and Celebration Service at 2:00 p.m.– Curb Event Center
Baccalaureate is a student reflection and celebration service for graduates, family and guests, faculty, and staff. Graduates should arrive in their cap and gown to line up for the processional at 1:30 p.m. Arena doors will open for family and guests at 1:00 p.m. Baccalaureate is not a ticketed event. 

University Reception at 3:00 p.m.- Bell Tower Plaza
All graduates, family, guests, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the President's reception at the Bell Tower Plaza immediately following Baccalaureate. The reception is sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and hosted by President and Mrs. Fisher. 

Graduation Ceremonies

Saturday, May 5, 2018- Curb Event Center

Graduation Tickets

General admission tickets are required for family and guests to attend a spring graduation ceremony. Degree candidates may request up to 6 tickets for family and guests to attend their respective ceremony.

Ticket reservations and distribution periods will be announced to degree candidates in late January. Additional information about commencement tickets and how degree candidates may claim their allotment of tickets will be sent to candidates' Belmont email accounts.

Degree candidates will participate in the morning or afternoon ceremony according to their respective college. 

Morning Commencement Ceremony at 9:30 a.m.. –Curb Event Center.
Arena doors will open at 8:30 a.m..

Jack C. Massey College of Business
Bachelor candidates (including Bachelor of Business Administration Adult Degree Program candidates)
Master candidates

Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business
Bachelor candidates (including majors within the Department of Media Studies)
Master candidates

College of Sciences & Mathematics
Bachelor candidates

College of Theology & Christian Ministry
Bachelor candidates

University College & Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor candidates (Liberal Studies and Public Relations Management Adult Degree Program candidates)

Please note: Candidates in the following Adult Degree Programs will participate in the ceremony with their college major.
Business Administration Adult Degree candidates will participate with Jack C. Massey College of Business

Ministry Adult Degree candidates will participate with College of Theology & Christian Ministry

Nursing and Social Work Adult Degree candidates will participate with Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing

Afternoon Commencement Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. –Curb Event Center.
Arena doors will open at 1:30 p.m.

Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing
Bachelor candidates (including Nursing and Social Work Adult Degree Program candidates)
Master candidates
Doctoral candidates

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Bachelor candidates
Master candidates

College of Visual & Performing Arts
Bachelor candidates
Master candidates

College of Law
Doctoral candidates

College of Pharmacy
Doctoral candidates

Friends and family are invited to view the commencement ceremony on the Belmont Home Page.