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Commencement Activities

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

Friday, May 5, 2017

Graduation Rehearsal at 8:30 a.m. - Curb Event Center
Rehearsal is for all degree candidates participating in the graduation ceremony and will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Baccalaureate Service at 1:00 p.m. - Curb Event Center
Baccalaureate Service will be held in the Curb Event Center on Friday, May 5th at 1:00 p.m. Faculty, staff, our graduating students and their guests will gather to begin our Commencement weekend activities. It is a unique opportunity for all faculty, staff, students, and their friends and families to gather together. 'Baccalaureate: A Service of Ordination to Daily Work' is a part of the Spring Commencement celebratory events for graduates and their families. Caps and gowns are appropriate attire for the Baccalaureate ceremony. Contact the Office of Spiritual Development,, with questions about Baccalaureate. Tickets are not required for Baccalaureate.

University Commencement Reception immediately following the Baccalaureate Service
A reception immediately following Baccalaureate is sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and hosted by President and Mrs. Fisher for all graduates, family, guests, faculty, and staff.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Graduation Ceremonies- Curb Event Center

Graduation is a ticketed event. Tickets are required for family and guests to attend a May 2017 graduation ceremony. Students may request up to 6 tickets for family and guests to attend their respective ceremony.

Friends and family are invited to view the commencement ceremonies on the Belmont home page.

Morning Ceremony 9:30 a.m.

Arena doors open at 8:30 a.m. for general admission seating.

Jack C. Massey College of Business

  • Bachelor candidates (including Business Administration Adult Degree Program candidates)
  • Master candidates 

Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business

  • Bachelor candidates

College of Sciences & Mathematics

  • Bachelor candidates 

College of Theology & Christian Ministry 

  • Bachelor candidates (including Ministry Adult Degree Program candidates)

University College/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Liberal Studies
  • Public Relations Management

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

Afternoon Ceremony 2:30 p.m.

Arena doors open at 1:30 p.m. for general admission seating.

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 Art & 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