Commencement Ceremony

Commencement_450Spring Commencement May 2016

Watch Our Live Commencement Video Stream at 2pm on May 7th

Eastern Nazarene College will hold its Spring Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of Gardner Hall. (In the case of rain, the Lahue Gymnasium will be used). Graduation participants should plan to arrive on campus at 1:30 p.m. in order to receive directions.

Parking space is limited surrounding the college, so please plan for extra time. Additional parking will be provided on May 7 at the Old Colony Campus and a shuttle service will be provided beginning at 12:00 p.m. until the start of the ceremony, and will run following the ceremony as needed.

Regalia will arrive in the Registrar’s Office by Monday, April 25, 2016. Elm campus students may pick up their regalia and commencement tickets at the Registrar’s Office window Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. once they are certified for graduation. If alternate arrangements are needed for regalia pick-up, please contact Abbey Stanford at 617-745-3875 or

Adult and Graduate Studies students, please contact Tim McDonald at 617-774-6715 concerning regalia, commencement tickets, and any general graduation questions.

If rain causes Commencement to be held inside, then space to view the ceremony is limited to four guests per graduation participant. All graduation participants will each receive 2 guest tickets for live viewing of the ceremony in the Lahue Gymnasium and 2 guest tickets to view video streaming of the ceremony in the Ruth Cameron Auditorium or the Cove Auditorium. Ceremony tickets will only be necessary in case of rain, and will need to be presented by guests at the door on their way into the Lahue Gymnasium, Ruth Cameron Auditorium or Cove Auditorium. Please see the following for Commencement instructions and schedule of events.

Schedule of Events
Baccalaureate Service Instructions
Commencement Ceremony Instructions
Commencement Speaker Bio

General Commencement Information

Commencement exercises are held in May of each year. During commencement weekend in May, Phi Delta Lambda meets to induct seniors into the graduation honor society, and the college President delivers the Baccalaureate sermon. For video and photos of the Spring Commencement Ceremony held on May 9, 2015, please visit 93rd Commencement - May 2015.

Prior to each Commencement Ceremony, please check here for specific instructions and the schedule of events. This will be posted by March 15th for the May ceremony. This information will also be sent to each student's ENC email account. 

Be sure to submit the degree candidacy form on time to be eligible to participate in the ceremony. 

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