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Commencement is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class. Bethel University is proud of our graduates!

Graduation Dates 2020

August 1, 2020

Graduation will be held as planned—Saturday, August 1, 7:00pm at Wildcat Stadium.

July 30, 2020

Graduation is a special time, and we are excited to recognize our spring and summer graduates and celebrate this accomplishment. Our commencement ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, August 1 at 7pm.

As of now, there is a chance of rain for Saturday. We have been and will continue to monitor the weather closely.

A decision will be made at 12pm on Saturday, August 1 to determine if we can continue as planned or postpone. In the event of rain, the ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 2 at 7pm.

July 13, 2020
McKenzie, TN

Bethel University’s commencement ceremonies for spring and summer graduates will be held Aug. 1, 7 p.m. at the Wildcat Stadium.

The health and safety of the University community continue to be a top priority, so to help make commencement safe, social distancing and safety guidelines will be in place. These would include seating graduates six feet apart, limiting the number of total capacity and social distancing between families in stands. All graduates and guests will be screened for fever and symptoms before entering. Masks will be required and available upon entry.

“Graduation is a special time,” stated Bethel University President Walter Butler. “It’s a celebration of a culmination of commitment, hard work and learning. We are thrilled that we will be able to recognize our spring and summer graduates and celebrate with them in this accomplishment.

At this time, each graduate will be limited to the number of guests to reduce total capacity. Due to the limited seating, the ceremony will be recorded and made available to graduates. Detailed information will be sent to each graduate outlining policies and how to request tickets.

In the event of rain, in McKenzie at 4 p.m. on the day of the commencement, the ceremony will take place on the following day, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 1, 2020
Wildcat Stadium
101 Wildcat Lane, McKenzie, TN 38201

Undergraduate Degree (BA, BS, Associates) and Graduate Degree (MAEd, MBA, MSCJ)