Bethel College’s 2024 graduation ceremonies will take place Sunday, May 12, at 4:00 p.m. on campus.
300 E. 27th St.
North Newton, KS 67117
Tel: 316-283-2500 or 800-522-1887
Parking areas are designated on the map by a "P" which includes the Stadium parking lot, Kauffman Museum, and Luyken Fine Arts Center (#20 on map).
(All times indicated are Central Daylight Time, CDT.)
Commencement rehearsal – Saturday, May 11
Commencement rehearsal for graduates will take place Saturday, May 11, from 10-11 a.m. in Memorial Hall (#24 on map). The registrar’s office will send more details to graduates through campus mail at a later date.
Baccalaureate service – Sunday, May 12
Baccalaureate begins at 10 a.m. in Memorial Hall (#24 on map), with worship, music and other content selected by a committee of seniors. Graduates do not need to wear their graduation robes, and are welcome to sit with their families.
Class photo – Sunday, May 12
All graduates report to the Administration Building steps (#1 on map) in cap and gown at 2:45 p.m. for a class photo. After the photo, graduates proceed to Luyken Fine Arts Center (#20 on map) to assemble and prepare for the commencement procession. All senior graduates are required to attend. Graduates will receive inclement weather plans from the registrar’s office.
Commencement – Sunday, May 12
The formal commencement ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall (#24 on map). The closest parking lot to Memorial Hall is the stadium parking lot. Other options include the Kauffman Museum and Luyken Fine Arts Center (#20 on map) parking lots.
Graduation robes, caps and tassels can be ordered and paid for through Thresher Shop in Schultz Student Center (#30 on map). The Thresher Shop will send out an email to graduates with more details. Order graduation announcements through CB Announcement online or by calling 800-433-0296. Order forms are also available in Thresher Shop.
Bethel College photographer Emily Timperley email@example.com will be taking photos of graduates at baccalaureate and commencement, including graduates receiving their diplomas. These photos will be available to graduates and family members at no cost. A link will be provided as soon as possible after May 15.
2024 commencement speaker
To be announced at a later date. Please check back.
Approximate travel times to Bethel Campus
Wichita: 30 min.
Hutchinson: 30 min.
Salina: 1 hr.
Oklahoma City: 3 hrs.
Kansas City: 2.5-3.5 hrs.
Dallas-Fort Worth: 5-6 hrs.
Denver: 7-8.5 hrs.
Houston: 9-10 hrs.
Important dates for commencement 2024
|Weekend of May 10-12, 2024|
|Friday, May 10|
|7-9 p.m.||Senior Art Exhibit & Reception, Regier Art Gallery, Luyken Fine Arts Center (#20 on map)|
|Saturday, May 11|
|10 a.m.||Mandatory graduation rehearsal for all senior graduates, Memorial Hall (#24 on map).|
|11 a.m.||Graduate Gathering, The Caf, Schultz Student Center (#30 on map). Graduates only.
Special meal for all senior graduates, with presentation of senior gifts, sponsored by the Bethel College Alumni Association, Student Alumni Association, and President's Office.
|2 p.m.||Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony, Krehbiel Auditorium, Luyken Fine Arts Center (#20 on map)|
|Sunday, May 12|
|10 a.m.||Baccalaureate service, Memorial Hall (#24 on map)|
|2:45 p.m.||Senior class photo, Administration Building steps (#1 on map)
All graduates are required to attend. In case of inclement weather, the photo will be taken in Krehbiel Auditorium.
|4 p.m.||Commencement, Memorial Hall (#24 on map)|