Bellarmine University is pleased to announce the Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, December 18, at 6 p.m. at Knights Hall.
Bellarmine University Commencement is held in December for students completing their degree requirements in August or December and in May for students completing degree requirements at the end of the spring semester. Both Commencement ceremonies are held in Knights Hall on campus. A graduation rehearsal is held prior to Commencement. The rehearsal each semester is followed by an Alumni Welcome for new graduates. A Baccalaureate Mass is held in the spring for May graduates and their families at St. Agnes Church located at 1920 Newburg Road.
There are two required steps for all students to graduate. Students must apply for graduation and must declare intention to commence.
Applying for Graduation
In order for a student to complete his or her degree at Bellarmine, you must submit a Graduation Application Form. Applying for graduation will produce a degree audit which will determine whether or not you are on track for graduation by your anticipated date. This process must be completed well in advance of graduation. Please refer to Applying to Complete Your Degree for more information and deadlines.
Declaring Intention to Commence
Students who wish to participate in the Commencement Ceremony must complete an Intent to Walk Form (these forms will be available at the Graduation Fair or at the Registrar’s Office after the Graduation Fair). It is important for all students to complete the Intent to Walk form so that names are read, and diplomas distributed, correctly at the commencement ceremony.
Should you decide after submitting your Intent to Walk Form that you are not going to participate in the ceremony, you must notify the Registrar at 502.272.8133 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to remove your name from the participation list.