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Commencement Ceremony

Belmont University will award degrees to candidates from the Jack C. Massey College of Business, the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, College of Sciences and Mathematics, University College and Interdisciplinary Studies, and College of Law on Saturday, May 9th at 9:30 a.m. in the Curb Event Center. Tickets will be required for guests attending this event.

Belmont University will award degrees to candidates from Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences and Nursing, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Theology and Christian Ministry, College of Visual and Performing Arts, and College of Pharmacy on Saturday, May 9th at 2:30 p.m. in the Curb Event Center. Tickets will be required for guests attending this event.

Participation in commencement exercises at Belmont University is reserved for students who have met all degree requirements. Students who are unsure whether they have fulfilled all requirements for graduation should contact their academic advisor as soon as possible.
 

Tickets

Tickets WILL be required for guests attending the May 2015 Commencement ceremonies.  Ticket reservations and distribution will start on Monday, March 30, 2015 and run through Friday, April 24, 2015.  Additional information about commencement tickets and how degree candidates may claim their allotment of tickets will be sent to candidates' Belmont email account. 

Each degree candidate may request up to 7 tickets for his or her respective ceremony. 

Tickets are free of charge.  The selling of commencement tickets is strictly prohibited.  Degree candidates will receive news and updates regarding commencement tickets throughout the spring semester to their Belmont University email address.

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

Student Line-Up

Morning Ceremony:
Candidates from the Jack C. Massey College of Business, Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, College of Sciences and Mathematics, University College and Interdisciplinary Studies, and College of Law will need to report to the processional line-up area on the lower level of the Curb Event Center by 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Afternoon Ceremony:
Candidates from the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences and Nursing, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Theology and Christian Ministry, College of Visual and Performing Arts, and College of Pharmacy will need to report to the processional line-up area on the lower level of the Curb Event Center by 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Caps, Gowns, and Hoods

Participants are expected to wear academic regalia at Commencement. It is customary to wear the gown over casual business attire. Academic regalia is ordered through an online process at no charge to the student. Degree candidates will receive additional information about this process via their university email accounts.

Undergraduate candidates should wear the tassel on the cap over the right temple. Masters and doctoral candidates should wear the tassel over the left temple.

Honor Cords

Belmont University graduation commencement is a university wide celebration. Honor cords approved as part of the undergraduate academic regalia that may be worn as a university wide level distinction include: Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude, Belmont Scholar, and Alpha Chi.

Cords awarded through individual academic disciplines, or fraternities/sororities, are not eligible to be worn at the university commencement ceremony.

 

Office of Career & Professional Development

Belmont University Office of Career and Professional Development provides a wide range of services and resources to students, alumni, employers, faculty, and staff.

 

Announcements

Personalized commencement announcements may be ordered through the university bookstore. Prices vary depending on the type and number of announcements selected. Contact the Bookstore for ordering deadlines and additional details.

 

Graduates and Guests with Disabilities

If a person in your party requires any special services, please complete the appropriate Request for Special Services form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar no later than April 15, 2015. Anyone whose guests require special seating must return the completed form.

Special seating passes will be issued to admit the guest and one additional person accompanying that individual for reserved seating. Seating passes will be mailed after April 15, 2015. It may not be possible to honor telephone requests or those received after the published deadline.

 

Request for Absence

Students are required to participate in the Commencement ceremony unless formally excused. If for some reason a student cannot attend the event, an Absence Request for Commencement form must be completed and returned to the Office of the Registrar by April 15, 2015.



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