Virtual Commencements will include graduate recognition, the Commencement address, official degree conferral procedures, and congratulatory greetings from our leadership.
Moody Bible Institute Undergraduate Commencement - Class of 2021
|May 15, 2021||10:00AM|
Moody Theological Seminary - Class of 2021
|May 15, 2021||1:00PM|
Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary - Class of 2020
|May 15, 2021||3:00PM|
CHICAGO IN-PERSON EVENTS
In-person Commencements will include graduate processional in academic regalia, graduate recognition, faculty participation, and congratulatory greetings from our leadership.
Graduation Events by Academic Program (May 10-14, 2021, 11:00 am)
All events will be limited to graduates of the class of 2020 and 2021 and faculty.
All events will be live-streamed for family and friends of our graduates.
In-Person Ceremony Schedule
|May 10||11:00 am - 12:30 pm||
|May 11||11:00 am - 12:15 pm||
Applied Theology and Church Ministries Division
|May 12||11:00 am - 12:00 pm||
Bible and Theology Division
|May 13||11:00 am - 12:15 pm||
Education and Counseling Division
|May 14||11:00 am - 12:15 pm||
Intercultural Studies & Music Media Divisions
May 10, MTS Graduates: All Programs
May 11, Applied Theology and Church Ministries Division: Certificate in Ministry Leadership, Certificate in Ministry to Women, BS in Integrated Ministry Studies, BS in Ministry Leadership, BA in Biblical Preaching*, BA in Biblical Exposition*, BA in Evangelism and Discipleship*, BA in Missional Leadership – Nonprofit Management*, BA in Ministry to Women*, BA in Missional Leadership*, BA in Pastoral Studies*, BA in Pastoral Ministry*, BA in Youth Ministry*
May 12, Bible and Theology Division: Certificate in Biblical Studies, Associate in Biblical Studies, BS in Biblical Studies, BS in Theological Studies, BS in Theology and Cultural Engagement, BA in Biblical Languages, BA in Biblical Studies*, BA in Biblical Studies – Music, BA in Theology*
May 13, Education and Counseling Division: BA in Children and Family Ministry*, BA in Elementary Education, BA in Bible Secondary Education, BA in Human Services, BA in Pre-Counseling
May 14, Intercultural Studies & Music and Media Divisions: BA in Applied Linguistics*, BA in Intercultural Studies/Ministries*, BA in Jewish Studies*, BA in Ministry to Victims of Sexual Exploitation*, BA in TESOL*, BA in Urban Ministries*, BA in Communications, BA in Music, Bachelor of Music
*Includes Interdisciplinary Majors
What to Expect
Virtual Commencements will include graduate recognition, the Commencement address, official degree conferral procedures, and congratulatory greetings from our leadership. All virtual events will be available to stream.
In-person Commencements will include graduate processional in academic regalia, graduate recognition, faculty participation, and congratulatory greetings from our leadership. In-person events will be live-streamed for friends and family of our graduates.
Graduates who confirm their participation at the in-person Commencement will be assigned to an event on the day of their academic program's division. Based on the number of graduate responses, there could be two events on each division day. The Office of Academic Records will be communicating these details to confirmed participating graduates from late March to early April 2021.
Academic Regalia - Cap and Gown Pick-up
Graduates who have confirmed their participation at an in-person Commencement will have their cap and gown ordered for them by the Office of Academic Records. Honor cords will be distributed based on each student's current GPA or the GPA the student earned when the academic program was completed.
Grad Finale, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - Moody Central, Culbertson Hall, 2nd Floor.* *Facemasks required.
Graduates may pick up their cap and gown at our annual Grad Finale, Tuesday, May 4, 10:00 am - 6:30 pm. Graduates who are unable to get their regalia on that day may pick up their cap and gown after the Grad Finale at Moody Central during regular business hours. Graduates coming from out of town may pick up their cap and gown prior to the ceremony between 8:00 - 10:00 am. Steamers will be available for steaming your gown in the Whaley Conference room located on Culbertson Hall 2nd floor.
Commencement Arrival Time and Line up
Graduates should plan on arriving at the MBI campus by 10:15 a.m. on the morning of their in-person Commencement. Line-up will begin at 10:30 am near the west entrance of the Sweeting Center. If weather permits, we will be lining up outside. We will move into Sweeting 1 if the weather is inclement. Off-campus graduates can check in personal items at Moody Central, Whaley Conference room in Culbertson Hall, 2nd floor.
GRAD IMAGES will be photographing all graduates at each in-person commencement. Go to www.gradimages.com for more information, pre-event email registration, and post-event information.
Graduates returning for an in-person Commencement event may park on campus in Lot C. Parking permits will not be required during the GRAD Finale or the day of your in-person Commencement ceremony. If you have any questions about parking, please e-mail Facilities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more parking information and directions, see Parking on Campus.