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Commencement 2022 Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 5, 2022

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 6, 2022

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 are required for Convocation main floor seating. Open seating will be available in the bleachers.
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.


While most of MBU’s housing will be full the week of Commencement, Watertown has hotels and bed and breakfasts in the area.

See local lodging

Important Information for Graduates

  • Regalia – The Registrar’s Office will send instructions for ordering regalia
  • Tickets are required for Convocation main floor seating. Graduates may request up to three reserved-seating tickets. The Academic Office will send instructions to request tickets.
  • Diplomas will be mailed approximately 6-8 weeks after the completion of all degree requirements. If your address has changed, please notify the Registrar’s Office.