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Fall Commencement

Bethune-Cookman University is a church-affiliated institution founded by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune on the principles of her faith in God. The Service of Consecration is a sacred worship experience of consecration when we ask God to anoint and bless all graduates. At the end of the Service of Consecration, the platform guests, faculty, and candidates will march to the grave site of our founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, for a Candlelight Wreath Laying Ceremony.

Commencement is a formal ceremony to celebrate the candidates' commissioning into a new mission (undertaking) of life. Bethune-Cookman University develops graduates who are honorable, democratic citizens capable of making worthwhile contributions to society. The University expects its graduates to uphold the highest moral and ethical standards set forth by our founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune by practicing self-discipline throughout the graduation activities. Only those students who have completed all requirements for graduation from Bethune-Cookman University may participate.

2018 Fall Commencement Calendar


Monday, December 10, 2018

Rehearsal for the Service of Consecration
Location: Gertrude Hotchkiss Heyn Chapel, White Hall
Location for line-up – Band Room (Music Building)
Time: 5:00 P.M.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Service of Consecration
Location: Gertrude Hotchkiss Heyn Chapel, White Hall
Location for line-up – Band Room
Time: 7:00 P.M.

Candlelight Wreath Laying Ceremony
(Immediately following the Service of Consecration)


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Nursing Pinning Ceremony
Location: Gertrude Hotchkiss Heyn Chapel, White Hall
Time: 7:00 P.M.


Friday, December 14, 2018

Rehearsal for the Commencement Ceremony
Location: Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center
Time: 11:00 A.M.

President’s Reception in Honor of Graduates
Location: Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center
Time: 4:00 P.M.


Saturday, December 15, 2018

Commencement Ceremony
Location: Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center
Location for line-up – Fine Arts Building – 8 A.M.
Time: 10:00 A.M.

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