TNU commencement activities returning to campus for spring 2021

Spring 2021 candidates at Trevecca will have a chance to take part in traditional graduation ceremonies on campus, thanks to the return of in-person commencement convocations May 7-8.

Ceremonies for traditional and non-traditional associate and bachelor degree candidates will take place during morning and afternoon sessions on Saturday, May 8, and master and doctorate ceremonies will take place during two sessions on Friday, May 7.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed for the safety of all students and visitors. Guests are limited to five per student based on current guidelines for Davidson County. As local health officials update the guidelines, any changes to the restrictions will be communicated prior to the graduation dates.

“We are thrilled that we can formally honor our graduates in person and on campus again,” said Trevecca Provost Tom Middendorf.  “We look forward to celebrating the achievements and resilience of these students, in the company of family and friends, as they close out this chapter in their academic careers.”

As is tradition, commencement ceremonies will take place on the quad adjacent to McClurkan Hall on the TNU campus.  

Other related activities include a Physician Assistant program commencement on August 6; a nurse pinning ceremony on April 24; and a Phi Delta Lambda induction ceremony for the top 15 percent of the graduating class on May 6.

A complete list of times and dates can be found on Trevecca’s spring 2021 commencement schedule.

About Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian university in the heart of Nashville focused on preparing students for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1901, Trevecca is committed to holistic education, encouraging students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

This commitment extends from Trevecca’s historic main campus just one mile from thriving downtown Nashville to two other locations across Tennessee, and online classes offered worldwide. With students from 47 states and 25 countries, Trevecca offers 20 associate degrees, 73 undergraduate majors, 19 master’s programs and three doctoral programs as well as specialist and certificate programs.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Trevecca as a national university in the annual “2021 Best Colleges,” making the University the only Nazarene institution to receive the national ranking. The Carnegie Foundation has classified Trevecca as a doctoral university, ranking it among the top seven percent of schools nationwide. The University is listed among the top 10 colleges and universities in Tennessee in personal finance website WalletHub's 2021 College and University Ranking.

The campus is certified as both an arboretum and the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA, one of just nine universities and colleges in the state to receive the recognition. A member of NCAA Division II, Trevecca boasts 15 men’s and women’s teams who compete in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference as well as 12 intramural teams.

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