May 25, 2019

Commencement Schedule

Check back in Spring 2019 for Commencement events


Friday, May 24, 2019

Senior Awards
4-5 p.m.
Carrick Theater
No tickets required

Senior Family Reception
5-6:30 p.m.
Alumni Plaza (Campus Center rain location)
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a chance to mingle with faculty, staff and other students as we celebrate our graduates. Graduates and two family members attend free. Additional tickets may be purchased. Online reservations will be available soon.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Commencement Day Breakfast
7-8 a.m.
Location to be Announced
Graduates attend free. Others may purchase tickets. Online reservations will be available soon.

Senior Photo
8 a.m.
Steps of Beck (Haggin rain location)

Commencement Ceremony
9-10:30 a.m.
Old Morrison  Lawn
Alumni Welcome Reception immediately following the ceremony
No tickets required

If it rains, the ceremony will be in the Beck Center followed by a reception in the Campus Center. Rain tickets will be handed out to graduating students during Senior Week in the event of inclement weather.

The commencement ceremony will be streamed live on our university Facebook page.

Limited seating will be available in Carrick Theater to watch the live stream.

Additional Information

Rain Tickets

Each student will receive rain tickets for entry to the commencement ceremony in case of rain. There will be no open seating available. Rain tickets will be picked up during senior send off along with caps and gowns.


Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in the University parking lots located on Fourth Street and Upper Street. Old Morrison Circle will be closed to parking.

Accessible parking will be available and can be arranged ahead of time by contacting Disability Services at 859-233-8502. Public safety officers will have a motorized cart in the parking lot off Fourth Street behind the Mitchell Fine Arts Center for guests who need assistance.

Lodging and Dining

A list of nearby hotels can be found here.

A list of nearby restaurants can be found here.

Map and Directions

Directions to Transylvania University and a map can be found here.

Things to Do in Lexington

Activities in and around Lexington can be found here.