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Commencement 2021 Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 6, 2021

8:30 a.m. – Nurse Pinning Ceremony | Gymnasium

10:30 a.m. – Graduate Candidate Chapel | Gymnasium

12:00 noon – Graduate Luncheon | Dining Complex

1:30 p.m. – Graduation Rehearsal | Gymnasium

7:00 p.m. – Baccalaureate | Gymnasium


Friday, May 7, 2021

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Graduate photos, regalia check and roll call

10:00 a.m. – Convocation | Gymnasium

12:00 noon – Lunch available in Dining Complex*

*Tickets may be purchased at the Welcome Center

Tickets are required for Convocation seating.
Nursery is provided for Baccalaureate and Commencement. Children under 5 years old will not be permitted in either service.
MBU Commencement is a formal academic ceremony, conducted with dignity. Proper attire and respectful behavior are expected.

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Important Information for Graduates


  • Regalia – The Registrar’s Office will send instructions for ordering regalia
  • Tickets – Tickets are required for Convocation seating. Graduates will receive two reserved-seating tickets. The Academic Office will send instructions to request tickets.
  • Diplomas and Commencement Programs will be mailed to all graduates once all final grades have been processed. Fall graduates should have already received their diploma. Spring graduates can expect theirs late June. Summer graduates can expect theirs mid-late October.