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Commencement Participation: USA Students

The information on this page is for graduates residing in United States. If you are an international graduate living outside the USA, please go here.

Students who graduated between May 1, 2014, and April 30, 2015, are invited to participate in this year's ceremony. All course grades must be posted and the Request to Graduate Form processed BEFORE a student can be graduated.

Berean School of the Bible Undergraduate School
of Bible and Theology
Graduate School
of Theology
BSB Certificates
BSB Diplomas
Undergraduate Certificate
Undergraduate Diploma
Undergraduate Degree

Graduate Studies Certificate
Master of Arts Degree
Master of Divinity Degree
Doctor of Ministry Degree

Instructions for Participating in the ceremony:

Step 1:
Students enrolled through the USA office in Springfield, Missouri, who want to attend the ceremony, are required to submit a Request to Graduate Form/Graduation Application and applicable fees BEFORE April 1, 2015. If the registrar’s office does not receive this form by the deadline, students will not be eligible to participate in this years Commencement ceremony.

Please note that Graduation Applications should only be submitted after all program requirements have been completed and grades posted; courses, capstones, thesis, etc.

Step 2:
Upon receipt of your Graduation Application and fee, a program evaluation will be completed to verify that you have met all graduation requirements. Your diploma or degree will then be mailed to you along with instructions for registering for the 2014 Commencement.

Step 3:
You must submit the 2014 Commencement Registration Form along with the appropriate fee to the GU commencement coordinator before May 1, 2015.

Step 4:
Shortly after May 27, 2015, all ceremony participants will receive an information packet by e-mail. This packet will include all information pertaining to the activities and events surrounding the commencement celebration.

Certificates, Diplomas, and Degrees
Official diplomas and degrees are not given out at the commencement ceremony. They are mailed to you before the commencement ceremony; shortly after your graduation request/application and fee are processed. You do not need to bring your diploma or degree with you to Springfield. During the ceremony, the president of Global University will present each graduate with a diploma cover as he or she walks across the platform.

Regalia (Cap & Gown)

Each graduate must place an order for regalia with the GU commencement coordinator. The commencement fee includes the cost of the cap, the gown, and a dated ('14) tassel. Each graduate-level student will also receive his or her hood during the ceremony. Students graduating with honors will wear honor cords. Only the caps and gowns ordered with your commencement registration may be worn at the commencement ceremony.


All participants will be responsible for their own airfare, transportation, meals, and lodging. We encourage you to use Springfield's public transportation system during your stay in the city.