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Nazarene Bible College




2020 Commencement

To the NBC community: Like you, Nazarene Bible College’s leaders are monitoring the effect of COVID-19 in our community and across the country and will continue to do so. The ever changing predictions and precautions are changing all of our lives.

As you know, on Sunday, March 15, 2020, the US Center for Disease Control recommended that no gatherings of 50 people or more take place for the next eight weeks in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Then on Monday the President issued guidelines that called for social gatherings of no more than 10 people, with no end date set, to further blunt the spread of the disease. Given the unstable nature of the situation, no one is sure about what will happen tomorrow.

The unpredictable conditions we are facing, especially not knowing whether large gatherings will be permitted later in the spring, have led the college to conclude that it is in the best interest of all involved to cancel the upcoming Commencement service set for May 24, 2020. Students who have applied for graduation will be contacted by the Registrar regarding diploma distribution and options available for regalia already ordered for the event.

That said, President Graves and the rest of the Cabinet are already discussing possible alternatives so that NBC’s 2020 graduates can celebrate their accomplishments with their classmates, faculty, friends, and family. The college will make an announcement on April 15, 2020, regarding those alternative plans.

While it is never pleasant to share news like this, the college believes this action is good stewardship of the health and other resources given to each of us by the One we serve. We are glad you are a part of the NBC family.