Graduation Ceremonies

Class of 2020

The ceremony for 2020 graduates will be at 9:00 am Sunday, May 9th in Barker-Lane stadium. 2020 graduates who indicated that they plan to attend received ticket distribution instructions via email. Questions about the 2020 ceremony can be directed to

Watch the Class of 2020 Livestream
Download the Class of 2020 Ceremony Program

Class of 2021

Ceremony Dates, Times & Locations

Campbell University is pleased to announce in-person commencement exercises for Spring 2021 graduates. These ceremonies are ticket-only and will be held rain or shine. Ceremonies for the May 2021 graduates are planned as follows:

Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
May 6 at 10 a.m.
Barker-Lane Stadium
View In-Person Attendee Guidelines
Watch the CUSOM Ceremony Livestream
Download the CUSOM Ceremony Program

Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law*
May 7 at 10 a.m. (Delayed until 11 a.m. due  to inclement weather)
Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
*All information on the in-person Law School ceremony will be sent out by the Law School
Watch the Law Ceremony Livestream
Download the Law School Ceremony Program

College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
May 7 at 3 p.m. (Delayed until 5 p.m. due to inclement weather)
Barker-Lane Stadium
View In-Person Attendee Guidelines
Watch the CPHS Ceremony Livestream
Download CPHS Ceremony Program

College of Arts & Sciences (Main Campus and AOE)
May 8 at 9 a.m.
Barker-Lane Stadium
View In-Person Attendee Guidelines
Watch the CAS Ceremony Livestream
Download the CAS Ceremony Program

Divinity, Engineering, Business, Education (Main Campus and AOE)
May 8 at 3 p.m.
Barker-Lane Stadium
View In-Person Attendee Guidelines
Watch the Ceremony Livestream
Download the Ceremony Program


Your specific ceremony day, time and location can be found on the Application Received List on the graduation application page of the Registrar’s Website.

These events will be held rain or shine outside. Please dress accordingly. While umbrellas are not allowed in the venues, ponchos and other rain gear is permissible. If extreme weather conditions occur, the events will be moved to a fully virtual format.

All ceremonies will be live-streamed via the Campbell University website the day of each ceremony.

Physical programs (1 per person), as well as a PDF downloadable version, will be available at the ceremony and during each live stream event.

As with any event or plan during pandemic times, the University continues to monitor ever-changing conditions and local, state and federal health guidelines. The arrangements detailed in this message may be subject to change, depending on public health conditions and state regulations. We discourage guests from making any non-refundable travel arrangements.

For all events happening at Barker-Lane Stadium:

  • Get Directions to Barker-Lane Stadium
  • Students will be arranged in assigned socially distanced seats on the field for the ceremony and are to remain in their seats at all times with the exception of being called to cross the stage.
  • All shoes worn on the field must be flat in nature. No high heels. Due to the turf on the stadium field, it is a health and safety risk.
  • Family members are to remain in their pod seating at all times.
  • Guests should not move to vacant seats to insure proper social distancing.
  • Face coverings are recommended at all events.
  • Gates will open one hour before the start time of each event. Instructions on parking, entering and exit procedures will be outlined with ticket distribution.
  • This is a reserved and ticketed event and is therefore not open to the public. Every person entering the Stadium must have a ticket.

General Information

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY: We will have professional photographers and videographers recording the ceremonies. This means no external videography or photography is allowed (except for cell phones and small cameras while seated). We will provide a DVD of the ceremony to each student in attendance at no cost, and details to request a copy will be on the graduation website. Access to the field from the stands for any purpose is prohibited throughout the entire event.

HANDICAP/ACCESSIBLE SEATING: There will be a drop-off at the side of the stadium for guests who are unable to walk from the parking areas. Limited accessible parking is also available if required. Please email Ms. Melissa McLamb as soon as possible if you or a member of your party will require accessible seating, parking, or other accommodations. Please be specific about the necessary accommodations, so that we can best fulfill your needs.

NAMES: All graduation candidates’ names will be called, regardless if they are in attendance or not in-person at the venue. Students who are in-person will cross the stage as their name is called.

DIPLOMAS: All diplomas will be mailed to the student after the ceremony date. If you need to update your diploma mailing address, please email Ms. Melissa McLamb as soon as possible.

COVID PRECAUTIONS: Under North Carolina’s COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing should be maintained and face coverings are recommended for all events.

OFFICIAL GRADUATION CEREMONY ATTIRE: The Campbell University approved attire for graduation is the Campbell University issued: Cap, gown, hat, and tassel (purchased at the University Bookstore), hood (if applicable – purchased at the Bookstore), academic Latin honor cords (distributed by the Registrar’s Office) and freshman medallion (if applicable). Given the outdoor nature of these events, business casual is acceptable dress under the regalia. For events in the stadium: No high heels.

GRADUATION MEMORABILIA: To order class rings, diploma frames, and a copy of your graduation ceremony DVD, visit the Registrar’s Graduation Memorabilia page.


The tickets allowed at each ceremony will vary depending on student participation and attendance. Please check your attendance preference on the Application Received List. No changes can be made to this preference after April 21. It is imperative if your attendance plan changes to notify our office immediately by emailing Ms. Melissa McLamb. Notifications after April 21 will not be considered. Instructions will be given with tickets regarding parking and entering and exiting the stadium, as well as student arrival time and how to check in and find your seat.

Ticket Distribution

 Where and when you will pick up your tickets is dependent upon the ceremony in which you will participate. Please note: Each guest ticket will have an assigned seat number. There will be NO extra tickets. Students will be assigned a seat number on the field the day of the event and will not use a guest ticket. These ticket capacities are based on the current COVID 19 capacity restrictions for social distancing as mandated by the governor of North Carolina and our Health & Safety Committee. Also, tickets are not transferable due to contact tracing protocols.

Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine: Distribution will be handled directly by the school to the students. Each student will be allowed 4 tickets. You will receive more information from Jennifer Parrish O’Dell.

Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law: Distribution will be handled directly by the school to the students. Information regarding tickets time and pickup will be sent out by the Law School directly to the students.

College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences: Distribution will be handled directly by the school to the students. This pertains to all CPHS students, from undergraduate to graduate and professional degrees. Each student will be allowed 4 tickets. You will receive more information from Will Bratton.

College of Arts & Sciences, Divinity, Engineering, Business, Education (Main Campus): Distribution will be handled by the Registrar’s Office in the Oscar N. Harris Student Union, 1st Floor Great Hall, in Buies Creek, NC. Tickets may be picked up starting April 28 – May 7th, Monday – Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Each student is allowed 4 tickets for their ceremony. You will be assigned your ticket seat numbers when you pick up the tickets. You must present a valid photo ID and sign for the tickets in person.

Adult and Online Education students participating in Saturday ceremonies should contact their graduation auditor or academic advisor for instructions on how to get their tickets. Each student is allowed 4 tickets for their ceremony.

Family & friend attendee notes