The fall commencement is for both undergraduate and graduate degree candidates. Students will be notified in the weeks prior to the ceremony date regarding where and when to report for the processional.
The spring commencement ceremonies are split with the graduate candidates graduating on Friday night and the undergraduate candidates graduating on Saturday morning.
Please turn cell phones and personal devices to silent during commencement.
Friday, August 17 – All Graduate students who finish in August
- 1:15 p.m. – all graduate students should meet at the Davenport Student Commons to pick up their name cards and perform graduate walk across campus.
- 2:00 p.m. – All students receiving a master’s degree to graduate in Ransdell Chapel.
Pinnings and Hoodings
Each commencement, candidates and their families are guests at a meal in Winter’s Dining Hall.
These events are sponsored by the Campbellsville University Alumni Association.
Graduate Walk: Bearing the Light of a Calling Found
All graduates need to report to Davenport Student Commons 45 minutes before the ceremony to receive their name card.
Each commencement ceremony is immediately preceded by this traditional march to the venue where the service is to be held. The University president and distinguished guests lead faculty and candidates on a short walk symbolizing a final pass across the campus. It is an impressive sight when the robes make their way to the venue for the ceremony.
In 2001 graduates placed a stone marker in front of Montgomery Library and, along with President Michael V. Carter, initiated the Graduate Walk. Students touched the stone as they passed, signifying the lasting impact that Campbellsville University had made on their lives.
How to Watch
Each graduate will be photographed with the President while on stage. Students will receive an email from the Office of University Communications containing their photo to print on their own 3-4 weeks after the ceremony.
Guests are permitted to move to the front to take photographs during the ceremony, but should not interfere with University photographers and should be mindful of others as they move to the front.
A compilation DVD featuring highlights of the Spring, Fall and Summer Commencement ceremonies will be available for ordering before and after the ceremonies for $25.