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Nazarene Bible College




2017 Commencement


Nazarene Bible College will welcome visitors and guests of the 2017 graduating class during the annual Commencement events held on campus May 26-28. A brief schedule of events is shown below.


A list of hotels in close proximity to Nazarene Bible College has been compiled to assist out-of-town visitors. Special room rates have been agreed to by some of these hotels for anyone attending Nazarene Bible College Commencement events.



To ensure a wonderful Commencement weekend, please review the procedures found in the General Information and individual events sections. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the Registrar's Office at (719) 884-5081.


2017 Graduate Chapel Services

Tuesday, May 16

The Graduate Chapel will begin at 7:30 pm in Strickland Chapel. The theme is Graduates Testimonies. Students should wear cap and gown.

2017 Commencement Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 26

  • Graduate Picnic for All Graduates and Families (4:30-5:45 pm), Patio outside Williamson
    • RSVP to the Registrar's office (719-884-5081 or Email)
  • Torch Ceremony Rehearsal (6-8 pm), Apostles Court
  • Graduation Rehearsal immediately following Torch Rehearsal, Strickland Chapel

Saturday, May 27

  • Convocation (9:30 am), Apostle's Court.
    • Wear cap and gown.
  • Graduate and Alumni Reception (immediately following Convocation), Williamson Hall - Alumni Room
  • 50th Celebration Service (6 pm), Strickland Chapel
  • 50th Celebration Gathering (following the Celebration Service), Williamson Hall - Alumni Room

Sunday, May 28

  • Worship Service (10 am), Strickland Chapel
  • Commencement, (3 pm), Strickland Chapel
    • Graduates should arrive by 2 pm