Baylor University and Truett Seminary Host Winter 2016 Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement winter 2016
Baylor University will host commencement ceremonies for the fall 2016 semester on Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17. (Courtesy Baylor Photography)
Dec. 13, 2016

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WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2016) – As 2016 draws to a close, students of Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary will honor endings and celebrate new beginnings at commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17.

Baylor Commencement Ceremonies

The commencement ceremony for the School of Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Music, the School of Education, the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work and the College of Arts & Sciences will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.

The commencement ceremony for the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, the Hankamer School of Business and the Louise Herrington School of Nursing will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Ferrell Center.

All graduate students will participate in the ceremonies related to their graduate degrees.

George W. Truett Theological Seminary Commencement

Commencement for George W. Truett Theological Seminary will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the seminary.


The parking lot at the Ferrell Center is accessible from both University Parks Drive and La Salle Avenue. Parking for disabled individuals is accessible from the Daughtrey Avenue entrance off University Parks Drive. The circle drive located at the main entrance to the Ferrell Center is available to people wishing to drop off guests. Those with disabled or elderly guests should ask a parking attendant for curbside drop-off before parking.


Seating for the ceremony is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Allow sufficient time to park and be seated before the ceremony begins. All guests will be required to pass through a bag check line.

If guests are disabled or elderly and require accommodations, plan to arrive early to avoid heavy crowds in the parking areas and along the concourse. Wheelchair seating will be provided inside the arena with rows in front of them for family members.

Doors will open 90 minutes before the ceremony, and the estimated length is two hours and 15 minutes.


A live stream of the ceremonies will be accessible online via the university’s Commencement website.


The university provides an official photographer to photograph each graduate receiving a degree. Pictures are in color and different packages will be available for purchase. Proof sheets and rates will be mailed to the graduate’s permanent mailing address and emailed to the student’s Baylor email by Flash Photography, or you may contact Flash at 1-800-410-8070.

DVDs of the ceremony and memorable scenes of the Baylor campus are available from Dub-L Tape, Inc. Visit the website for prices or to place an order. Dub-L Tape will also have a table in the Ferrell Center concourse before and after the ceremony with order forms available. To place an order, contact Dub-L Tape at 254-776-1771 or mail your completed order form and payment to Dub-L Tape, Inc., P.O. Box 8973, Waco, Texas 76714.

For more information, visit the commencement website.

by Kalli Damschen, 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 16,000 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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