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Spring Commencement 2015

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 11, 2015

7:00 p.m.

The Service of Consecration

Location: TBA

The Candlelight Wreath Laying Ceremony

(Immediately following the Service of Consecration)

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015

4:00 p.m.

The President' Reception in Honor of the Graduates

Location:  Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center


10:00 a.m.

The ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Location: The Ocean Center Daytona Beach

101 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 

12:00 a.m

The Commencement Ceremony

Location: The Ocean Center Daytona Beach

101 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 

Additional information regarding Spring Commencement will be available soon

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UNCF Empower Me Tour Comes to B-CU on Feb. 7

The UNCF Empower Me Tour (EMT) presented by Wells Fargo – a free, traveling college- and career-readiness road show sponsored by UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the country’s largest and most effective minority education organization – will feature television entertainers Joyful Drake and Fonzworth Bentley as hosts for the Tour’s Daytona Beach stop at Bethune-Cookman University on Saturday, February 7.


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