Please read these prior to the Baccalaureate Worship Service and Commencement Convocation.

The Baccalaureate Worship Service will be held on Trevecca campus in the University Convocation Center on Friday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. Graduates are to begin assembling for the line of march at 7:00 p.m.

The Commencement Convocation will be on Saturday, May 6, at 9:00 a.m. on the Trevecca campus in the quad adjacent to McClurkan Hall. Graduates should begin assembling at 8:20 a.m. Student marshals will line up facing the quad, on the sidewalk at the top of the stairs leading down to the bell tower. Doctoral candidates will line up in two lines directly behind the student marshals on the sidewalk connecting the Adams Building and the Reed Memorial Tower, facing the tower. Traditional undergraduates, including associate degree, will line up in two rows on the sidewalk alongside the Martin Building, facing the circle in front of the Adams Building. Degree completion graduates will line up in two rows on the sidewalk in front of the Adams Building, facing the circle. Master’s and specialist degree candidates will line up on the sidewalks in front of the Center for Leadership, Calling, and Service (Bud Robinson Hall). There is no order to the line once graduates are in their group. The march will begin at 8:50 a.m.

 In the event of rain on May 6, Commencement Convocations will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the following venues:

  • Traditional Undergraduate, Graduate Religion, and Christian Ministry – Moore Gymnasium
    • Line up in the lower level hallway of Moore Gymnasium
  • Graduate Education, (MEd, MAT), EdD (Education), EdS, and MOL - Trevecca Community Church Gymnasium
    •  Line up in the hallway adjacent to the church gymnasium
  • MHR, General Studies, CIT, HIT, HCA, and Graduate Business (MSM, MBA, MSIT) - Convocation Center, Boone Business Building
    • Line up in the classroom hallways of the Boone Business Building
  • Physician Assistant, Graduate Counseling and PhD (Counseling) - Trevecca Community Church Sanctuary
    • Line up in the hallway adjacent to the sanctuary (alongside the church offices)

An announcement will be posted on Trevecca's website ( on the morning of May 6, if we need to revert to this rain plan. We will attempt to get the message out as early as possible on Saturday morning. In addition, up-to-date information will be made available via the official university Facebook and Twitter pages at and @Trevecca.

The tickets for reserved seating, enclosed with the regalia, will be used only in the event that the rain plan must be implemented.

Also included in the packet is a color-coded card with graduate's name printed on it. It is important that students hold onto this card and bring it to the Commencement. This card will be used to call names when receiving the diploma

Academic regalia will be worn at both the Baccalaureate and the Commencement. Master’s, specialist, and doctoral candidates will wear their hoods during the march and ceremony. Graduates are requested not to wear anything on the outside of their academic regalia such as a corsage, sticker, or button. It is suggested that men wear a shirt, tie and dark pants and that women wear a dark dress under the gown.

A section for seating guests with wheelchairs is being reserved on Saturday morning; however, in order to accommodate each person with a wheelchair, this area will be limited to that person and one other person to assist. Students who have guests who are handicapped need to notify the Office of External Relations (615-248-1355 or  Handicapped parking is available, but limited. Consequently, those who desire handicapped parking should arrive early enough to be directed to a parking space. Please contact the Office of External Affairs (615-248-1355) to reserve seating.