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Saturday, May 11, 10:00 a.m., seating available at 9:00 a.m.
The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours.
Front lawn of Memorial Hall
(Directions to the Cumberland University main campus)
General parking will be available in all campus lots. It is expected that all campus lots will reach capacity early in the day. Commencement guests are encouraged to take advantage of 3 overflow parking lots located at Immanuel Baptist Church (214 Castle Heights Ave.), St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church (300 S. Tarver Ave.), or First United Methodist Church (415 West Main Street). Shuttle service will be available at all locations before and following ceremony. The campus has 31 disabled parking spaces. Spaces are located near building entrances. Only those with state-issues plates or placards may use disabled spaces. For directions to Cumberland University - click here.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we take steps toward ensuring a safe and memorable day. We look forward to your visit to campus.
Congratulations 2013 Graduates!
Commencement 2013 will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 am on the front lawn of Memorial Hall, weather permitting. Graduates and parents should check this site often throughout the spring semester for new information and updates on Commencement events. For additional information, please see the links to the left.
If you have any questions concerning cap and gowns, please contact the University Bookstore at 615.547.1236. You may also order invitations or class rings from Josten's. Please see their website for additional information.
Grad Images will be taking professional photographs during the ceremony. Registering with GradImages™ ; provides them with the information that they need to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner. Giving them an accurate mailing address and email address will allow them to get your proofs to you on the first try. You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in the accomplishment. Register today!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Cap and Gown Pick-up Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 10 in the University Bookstore from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Luncheon for Graduates – Served by the Faculty - Friday, May 10 at 11:30 a.m. in the Phillips Dining Hall. Free to all graduates.
Graduation Rehearsal - ATTENDANCE REQUIRED! Friday, May 10, 1:00 p.m. in Dallas Floyd Gymnasium, the session will last about one hour. At rehearsal, each graduate will have their name called to ensure it is pronounced correctly and that you know where your seat is located. We will review the procession, awarding of the degrees, receiving of diplomas and post commencement information.
Graduate Line-Up - Saturday, May 11, 8:30 a.m. in Dallas Floyd Gymnasium.
Graduation! Saturday, May 11, 10:00 a.m. on the lawn of Memorial Hall. Guests may be seated at 9:00 a.m. Students who have guests with special needs for parking or seating should complete the request form on the website. Please be sure to familiarize yourself and your family with the rain plan.
If you have any commencement questions, you may contact Stephanie Walker, Associate Vice President at firstname.lastname@example.org.