Graduation Ceremonies

December 2021

The graduation ceremony for August/December 2021 will take place on December 18, 2021.

The ceremony will be in the John W. Pope Convocation Center at 10:00am.

Participants are asked to arrive no later than 9:00am to the practice gym located in the back of the Convocation Center.

This is a ticketed event. Graduates who have indicated on their graduation application that they will participate will receive 6 tickets. There will not be tickets for sale or extra tickets given. The participant will need to sign, in person, for the tickets at pick up, with a valid photo ID.

Tickets for Main Campus students will be distributed in the Oscar N. Harris Student Union First Floor from December 1 – 15, 9:00am to 4:00pm.  *Please Note: Ticket distribution at Main Campus will be unavailable Wednesday, December 8th from 11:00am to 2:00pm, please plan accordingly*

Tickets for Adult and Online students will be distributed via the different campuses. Please contact your graduation auditor for specific days and times for ticket pick up.

*MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED at all times when indoors at this event* We ask that any student or guest not attend if they have been sick recently or have had a significant exposure to COVID-19 in recent days prior to the event. To help with this request, the names of all graduates will be called during the ceremony via the Live Stream on the Campbell University website.

In addition to the December candidates, graduates from the August 2021 cycle will be eligible to participate in the December 2021 Ceremony, provided they have not participated in a previous ceremony and do not carry a hold with the Bursar’s Office.

General Information

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

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.

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY: We will have professional photographers and videographers recording all ceremonies. This means no external videography or photography is allowed (except for cell phones and small cameras while seated).

HANDICAP/ACCESSIBLE SEATING: There will be a drop-off at the rear and side of the venue for guests who are unable to walk from the parking areas. Handicap accessible seating will be available along the top of the concourse on a first come, first serve basis. There are wheelchair accessible elevators located in the lobby to access the concourse. Please email Ms. Melissa McLamb as soon as possible if you or a member of your party will require any special accommodations beyond general admission handicap seating. Please be specific about the necessary accommodations, so that we can best fulfill your needs.

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).

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


Family & friend attendee notes