University Ceremony

Sunday, May 26, 2019

After the president pronounces the awarding of the bachelor’s degrees at the First Baptist Church, all degree recipients return to the Green for the University Ceremony. This ceremony begins with the senior orations followed by the conferring of honorary degrees. The president then bestows symbolic degrees on representatives of each category of degree. A benediction concludes the ceremony.

Directly following the University Ceremony separate diploma ceremonies are conducted by department chairs. Each ceremony is attended by the faculty of the department, the degree recipients, and their families and guests.