Commencement 2022

The 75th Commencement Ceremony of Bethel University is scheduled!

Join us Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m. There will be one combined ceremony this year.

All Events will be livestreamed from the home page (

Special note to graduates: Grad Fair will be held Feb. 7, 2022. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details to come.

Campus Store Hours

The Campus Store will be open during commencement. The store will have an extensive inventory of Bethel apparel as well as very attractive diploma frames with mat.

General Questions

If you have questions about Commencement or other Graduation events, all Students should contact Melyssa Geever.


Accommodations for COVID-19 restrictions will be determined based on guidelines by the St. Joseph County Health Department as we approach the day of the ceremony. We suggest arriving about 1 hour prior to the ceremony start time. Ushers can assist with moving chairs for wheelchairs, walkers, etc. 

Seating is also available in Sufficient Grounds Coffee House and Campus Store, where the ceremony will be shown via livestream.

Please contact Melyssa Geever with specific questions via email at, or by calling 574.807.7190


Rehearsal will begin one hour before the ceremony (BE ON TIME) the day of commencement in the Everest-Rohrer Auditorium. Please be there promptly so that we are able to prepare well for the ceremony. It is critical that you arrive on time. This year there is only one ceremony for all Traditional, Adult and Graduate Studies graduates.

  • May 7 Commencement: 
    Rehearsal begins at 1:00 p.m. with the Ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

In the event of bad weather, rehearsal will be in Goodman Gymnasium. Signs will be posted directing graduates to Goodman, if necessary.

Special arrangements needed?

Please contact Melyssa Geever if there is an injury or disability that will require special accommodations at commencement.


The Saturday, May 7, 2022, commencement ceremony is a ticketed event. Tickets will be required to attend the ceremony. Each graduate will be given 4 guest tickets. No additional tickets will be available. Graduates can pick up their tickets at the Grad Fair on February 7 and in the Campus Store beginning February 8, during normal business hours. The Campus Store will be open on Saturday, May 7, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.