Commencement 2020

Join us for the 73rd Commencement of Bethel College on May 2, 2020.

For commencement and other events scheduled to take place this weekend, we are still considering our options and a final decision. We know this weekend is something our graduating seniors and their families have looked forward to for years, and we don’t take lightly a decision to alter plans. We will continue to monitor the situation and consider our options, and keep in mind that a decision will affect travel plans for graduates and families. We will publish a decision as soon as one is made. 

Keep informed with updates on our coronavirus news page.

Weekend Events

Festivities begin Friday night, May 1 with Party at the Ponds and conclude with traditional commencement ceremonies Saturday evening, May 2.


Before contacting the university with questions about commencement, please review this website. If you still have questions, feel free to contact the appropriate staff.
  • MSN Graduate programs and BSN Completion students should contact Janet Praklet
  • Students in Traditional BSN and ADN should contact Jeanne Fox.

For Graduates

Visit for full details from the Registrar (go to Resources - Registrar - Commencement 2020).

For Guests

A live stream of the day's ceremonies will be made available here.