Baylor University and Truett Seminary Will Host Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremonies

Spring Commencement 2018
Baylor University's Spring Commencement ceremonies will take place May 11-12. (Matthew Minard/Baylor University)
May 4, 2018

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WACO, Texas (May 4, 2018) — Baylor University’s spring graduating class of 2018 will enter their next phase of life as they walk the graduation stage during commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.

Baylor Commencement Ceremonies

The academic units that will participate in the 2:30 p.m. ceremony Friday include the College of Arts & Sciences by academic discipline, Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and the School of Education.

The ceremony for the College of Arts & Sciences by academic discipline, Honors College, School of Music, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, School of Engineering and Computer Science and all related graduate degrees will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The ceremony for Hankamer School of Business, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, military degrees and all related graduate degrees will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

George W. Truett Theological Seminary commencement ceremony

The commencement ceremony for Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, at First Baptist Church Waco, 500 Webster Ave.

Baylor Business School Graduate Hooding Ceremonies

The Hooding Ceremony for graduating accounting students will take place at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Room 240 of the Paul Foster L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. Seating for the ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. A reception will follow in the atrium on the first floor.

The Hooding Ceremony for MBA, MBA/JD/ MBA/MSIS, and MBA/MSW students who will receive their master's degree will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Room 240 of the Paul Foster L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. A reception will follow the ceremony.

The Hooding Ceremony for students in MSIS, MSECO, MBA and Online MBA Programs will take place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Room 240 of the Paul Foster L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. Seating for Hooding Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.


The parking lot at Ferrell Center is accessible from both University Parks Drive and LaSalle Avenue. Parking for physically impaired individuals is accessible from the Daughtrey Street entrance off University Parks Drive. A circular drive located at the main entrance to Ferrell Center is available for those people wishing to drop off guests. Those with handicapped or elderly guests should ask a parking attendant for curbside drop-off before parking.

Guests may be diverted to parking in the East Campus Garage on Daughtrey Avenue. Baylor DPS officers and parking assistants will direct guests to the garage; shuttle service to Ferrell is provided at no cost.


Seating for Commencement is first come, first served. Attendees are recommended to allow sufficient time to park and be seated. Wheelchair seating is available inside the arena with rows in front of the area for family members.


Baylor has provided live streaming of commencement ceremonies since 2008. More information regarding the live stream for the May 11-12 ceremonies will be available here.


Flash Photography will serve as the official photographer for commencement. Flash will photograph each graduate as he/she receives the diploma from the President and will take one additional shot after the graduate leaves the stage. Information about proofs and costs will be mailed to the graduate's Baylor e-mail and permanent mailing address by Flash Photography, or contact Flash at 800-410-8070.

DVDs and flash drives of the Commencement program and memorable scenes of the Baylor campus are available from Dub-L Tape, a Waco video production company. To check costs or to place an order, contact Dub-L Tape at 254-776-1771 or mail a completed order form and payment to Dub-L Tape, Inc., P.O. Box 8973, Waco, Texas 76714. For more information, visit the Baylor commencement website.

by Joy Moton, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

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