Commencement is a momentous occasion when we at Covenant join our graduates and their families and friends in celebrating the accomplishments of these last years, thanking God for His grace and provision, and looking ahead to His purposes in the lives of our graduates. At Covenant, we earnestly believe that the One "who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."


Commencement will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center in downtown Chattanooga. Below you will find information on our upcoming commencement exercises and related events. We look forward to families and friends joining us for this celebration!


Celebration Concert
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel
Covenant College
The concert is free and open to the public.


Presidential Reception
Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Dottie Brock Gardens
Covenant College
Graduating seniors and their families are invited for fellowship and dessert. Remarks from President Halvorson will begin at 7:30. In the event of rain, the reception will be held in the Great Hall.

The RSVP date has now passed. We look forward to seeing you there.


Graduate School of Education Luncheon
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Graduate students and their families are invited to this luncheon with the graduate faculty.
Invitations are sent to graduates. 


Covenant College's 61st Commencement
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Chattanooga Convention Center
1150 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Tickets are not required to attend commencement.
If you are unable to attend, you can watch the live stream.


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Commencement Speaker
We are pleased to welcome our own Dr. Hans Madueme, assistant professor of theological studies at Covenant, as the speaker for our sixty-first annual commencement. After receiving his BS from McGill University, Madueme went on to earn an MD from Howard University College of Medicine, an MA from Trinity International University, and an MDiv and PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Madueme has served on Covenant’s faculty since 2012. He is a co-editor of Adam, The Fall, and Original Sin and is one of twenty-five scholars chosen to participate in the Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities project, offered by Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford and funded by the Templeton Religion Trust. 


Commencement Photography
Graduates participating in Covenant's 61st commencement will be photographed by GradImages. Once pictures are available, they can be ordered online, by phone, or by mail. GradImages can be contacted at 800.261.2576 or online. Graduates who use the pre-event registration option will be notified when proofs are ready to view. 



Commencement 2016
We celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2016 on Saturday, May 7.