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All faculty must RSVP by May 14. Residential full-time Seminary faculty members are required to participate in the Seminary Commencement, unless excused by the Dean. Adjunct faculty members are encouraged to participate. Seminary staff are also encouraged to attend commencement activities and can sit with the audience for the ceremony.

Faculty Lineup

Important instructions will be given at lineup. 30 minutes before the ceremony starts lineup in the President's Office, CLC 234, with your full academic regalia. Faculty members are part of the processional and recessional and sit on stage during the ceremony. Under the direction of the marshals, the graduating class will process into Benson Great Hall first, followed by faculty, and then program personnel. The recessional order is opposite. 


Wear your full academic regalia, including cap, gown, and hood. If you do not own regalia, you may rent or purchase it through the Campus Store website. Orders must be placed at least one month prior to the ceremony to ensure delivery.


Contact caps-sem-gs-commencement@bethel.edu