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Nazarene Bible College




2019 Commencement


Nazarene Bible College will welcome visitors and guests of the 2019 graduating class during Commencement weekend on May 25-26.


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.


Event Address

4120 E Fountain Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80916

2019 Commencement Weekend Schedule

Saturday, May 25

  • Graduate Picnic 5 - 5:45 pm
    • Colorado Springs First Church of the Nazarene (“Springs First”)
    • Opportunity to fellowship and meet faculty, administration, staff, and other students.
    • Collect rehearsal instructions (and honor cords for those graduating with honors).
    • All graduates and their immediate family are cordially invited.
    • Please RSVP at by April 29th to indicate how many in your party will attend.
  • Commencement Rehearsal 6 - 7 pm
    • Colorado Springs First Church of the Nazarene
    • All graduates are required to attend. Immediate family members are welcome to observe quietly.

Sunday, May 26

  • Commencement Ceremony 3 – 5 pm
    • All graduates must arrive on site with their gown, cap, and tassel in hand by 2 pm on Sunday.
    • Graduating students assemble in room M 3/4 at Springs First for processional line up precisely at 2:15 pm.
  • The Torch Ceremony (During Commencement Ceremony)
    • The Commencement service includes a long-standing tradition of the College – the Torch Ceremony. The ceremony involves each graduate moving to the platform, receiving the torch from a fellow graduate, holding the torch high while speaking, stating your name and where you live, giving an appropriate spoken vow–an expression of your heart’s purpose. (You may use your own words, words of a song, words of scripture, or a meaningful quotation, etc.) You should speak no longer than 30 seconds, and speak with sincerity and certainty, passing the torch to a fellow graduate, and returning to your seat.