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Spring Commencement 2014

Bethune-Cookman University is a church-affiliated institution founded by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune on the principles of her faith in God. The Service of Consecration is a sacred worship experience of consecration when we ask God to anoint and bless all graduates. At the end of the Service of Consecration, the platform guests, faculty, and candidates will march to the statue of our founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, for a Candlelight Wreath Laying Ceremony. In the event of rain, the wreath laying ceremony will be held inside the Bethune Performing Arts Center.

Commencement is a formal ceremony to celebrate the candidates' commissioning into a new mission (undertaking) of life. Bethune-Cookman University develops graduates who are honorable, democratic citizens capable of making worthwhile contributions to society. The University expects its graduates to uphold the highest moral and ethical standards set forth by our founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune by practicing self-discipline throughout the graduation activities. Only those students who have completed all requirements for graduation from Bethune-Cookman University may participate.

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Events Schedule





MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

2:00 p.m.

The School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Location: The Gertrude Hotchkiss Heyn Chapel

View our 2014 School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony photo gallery here

7:00 p.m.

The Service of Consecration

Location: The Gertrude Hotchkiss Heyn Chapel

The Candlelight Wreath Laying Ceremony

(Immediately following the Service of Consecration)
Location: Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune's gravesite

View our 2014 Service of Consecration photo gallery here

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014

4:00 p.m.

The Presidents Reception in Honor of Graduates

Location: Lobby of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center


12:00 noon

The ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Location: The Daytona Beach Ocean Center
Room 103C (First Floor, South Concourse)

101 N. Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, Fl 32114

2:00 p.m.

The Commencement Ceremony

The Daytona Beach Ocean Center
101 N. Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, Fl 32114

Print out Spring 2014 graduation event schedule here

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