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Undergraduate Commencement Activities

Commencement Ceremonies

Saturday, May 25, 2019
Benson Great Hall

9 a.m. | Doors open at 8 a.m.
For CAS graduates with majors from these departments: Sociology and Reconciliation Studies, Art and Design, Biblical and Theological Studies, Communication Studies, Education, English and Journalism, History, World Languages and Cultures, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Theatre Arts

12:30 p.m. | Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
For CAS graduates with majors from these departments: Business and Economics, Nursing

4 p.m. | Doors open at 3 p.m.
For CAS graduates with majors from these departments: Biological Sciences, BUILD Applied Studies Certificate, Chemistry, Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics and Engineering, Psychology, Social Work

Commencement Receptions

Following each commencement ceremony, there will be a reception in the Brushaber Commons (BC). Your program will indicate where your reception will be and hallway hosts will direct you to the receptions. Plan to meet your guests at the reception. Signs identifying specific academic departments will be posted throughout the reception area as gathering points for grads, guests, and faculty. Refreshments will be available.

Royal Reception and Senior Celebration

Friday, May 24

Your Bethel student will soon be graduating! To celebrate this special occasion, a Royal Reception is being planned, followed by the Senior Celebration. We encourage all families to attend these events with their graduates, even if you cannot come to the Royal Reception please still join us for the Senior Celebration.

Departmental Senior Events

Families are invited to come to these special year-end events to see the research their students have been working on, pinnings, or award ceremonies: 

Chemistry Banquet | May 3

Biology Banquet | May 4

English and Journalism Senior Symposium | May 16

Social Work Awards and Pinning Ceremony | May 22

Nurses Pinning Ceremony | May 24

Biokinetics Poster Session | May 24

Winter 2019 Commencement Dates

Friday, December 20, 2019
Benson Great Hall

4 p.m. | Doors open at 3 p.m.
For CAS graduates from all majors.

Questions?

Email cas-commencement@bethel.edu.