Fall Commencement 2015

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 statue of our founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, for a Candlelight Wreath Laying Ceremony. In the event of rain, the wreath laying ceremony will be held inside the Bethune Performing Arts Center.

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.

Please review the 2015 Fall Commencement Checklist to ensure you are properly prepared for commencement. 

2015 Fall Commencement Calendar

Monday, December 7, 2015

5:00 P.M., Rehearsal for the Service of Consecration

The Bethune-Cookman University Performing Arts Center (PAC)

698 West International Speedway

Bethune-Cookman University Campus

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

7:00 P.M. The Service of Consecration
The Bethune-Cookman University Performing Arts Center
Bethune-Cookman University Campus

The Candlelight Wreath Laying Ceremony

Immediately following the Service of Consecration
In the Centennial Gardens

Thursday, December 10, 2015

4:00- 6:00P.M. The President’s Reception in Honor of the Graduates

The Bethune-Cookman University Performing Arts Center (Lobby)
698 West International Speedway
Bethune-Cookman University Campus

Friday, December 11, 2015

11:00 A.M. The Commencement Rehearsal

The Bethune-Cookman University Performing Arts Center

Bethune-Cookman University Campus

Saturday, December 12, 2015

10:00 A.M. The Commencement Ceremony
The Bethune-Cookman University Performing Arts Center
Bethune-Cookman University Campus