Commencement

Congratulations on a job well done! Commencement is your time to celebrate with your friends and family. You are forever a part of the Milligan community. Together, we look forward to seeing the university’s mission lived out in your lives.

Friday, April 28

Student Picnic
(graduates, faculty and staff)
12 noon
Derthick lawn
Commencement Rehearsal
(everyday attire)
School of Arts and Humanities; School of Bible and Ministry; School of Business and Technology
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Seeger Memorial Chapel
Commencement Rehearsal
(everyday attire)
School of Sciences and Allied Health; School of Social Sciences and Education
4 – 5:15 p.m.
Seeger Memorial Chapel
Blessing Service
(graduation regalia)
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Seeger Memorial Chapel

Saturday, April 29

Commencement
(graduation regalia)
School of Arts and Humanities; School of Bible and Ministry; School of Business and Technology
10 a.m. (line up at 9:30 a.m.)
Seeger Memorial Chapel
Commencement
(graduation regalia)
School of Arts and Humanities; School of Bible and Ministry; School of Business and Technology
2 p.m. (line up at 1:30 p.m.)
Seeger Memorial Chapel

Seeger Memorial Chapel (Mary B. Martin Auditorium) is the location for rehearsal and commencement. Rehearsal begins in Walker Auditorium on the lower level of the building.


More Information

Tickets

At commencement rehearsal, graduates will receive 7 tickets for their assigned commencement ceremony. Ticket holders may enter the chapel at 9 a.m. for the 10 a.m. ceremony and at 1 p.m. for the 2 p.m. ceremony. Ticket holders will not be allowed to save seats for non-ticket holders, but doors will open for general seating at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Guests who are unable to find seats in the chapel may watch a live broadcast in the Gregory Center theatre.

Students who do not plan to participate in the ceremony will not receive tickets.

Graduation Regalia and Announcements

Graduation regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) will be available in the bookstore beginning March 24. The prices for regalia (plus tax) are as follows: Undergraduate: $46.95; Graduate $88.95; Doctoral $113.95. Graduation announcements and time/place cards are available in the bookstore for $9.99 plus tax (package of five).

All graduates should wear their caps, gowns, and tassels to the ceremony. Graduate students should bring their hoods to the ceremony and carry them in the graduation line. Graduate program directors will hood the students as they cross the stage.

Honors (Undergraduate students only)

Honors for undergraduate students are calculated based on the anticipated cumulative grade point average at the end of the fall 2022 semester (Summa Cum Laude: 3.95 â€“ 4.0, Magna Cum Laude: 3.75 â€“ 3.94, Cum Laude: 3.5 â€“ 3.74)Honors calculations are based on the cumulative GPA from the official transcript, which is truncated at the thousandths place. The GPA on the student transcript in Self-Service is truncated at the hundredths place. (Example: A GPA that appears as 3.75 in Self-Service might be a 3.749 on the official transcript.)

Honor cords will be distributed at commencement rehearsal.

Release of Diplomas

Only students who have met all obligations (parking tickets, financial, academic, testing, library, etc.) receive diplomas.

Federal Loan Counseling Information

Students who borrowed federal loans are required to complete loan counseling. A Student Financial Services representative will contact students with more information. Students with questions may contact Erica Stone (EMStone@milligan.edu or 423.975.8050).

Childcare

Childcare will be provided free of charge in the Runner classroom (downstairs on the mid-level) during both commencement ceremonies and the blessing service. Parents of young children are encouraged to take advantage of this service.

Accessible Seating

To make arrangements for guests with special seating needs, contact Stacy Dahlman.

Online Streaming

The ceremony will be broadcast online at milligan.edu/streaming for friends and family members who are unable to attend.

Location and More

For information about visiting campus, hotel accommodations or to view a campus map click here

Graduates with questions about any of the information provided above may contact Stacy Dahlman, Associate Dean for Academic Administration and Registrar