Graduation 2020

Graduation information

Saturday, May 7, 2022
10 a.m.

New location: Sommer Center

Due to a forecast for rain throughout the week, commencement will be held in Sommer Center.

We are excited to welcome graduates, family and friends back to campus for the 2022 Commencement ceremony! This year, tickets will be provided digitally. Each graduate will be able to obtain up to12 tickets for their guests. While they are free, tickets will be required for admittance to Sommer Center for graduation.

Get your tickets now!

If you have questions, please contact Claire Clay at

Arrival and parking

Graduates will have the opportunity to take a formal graduation photo in Berky Gym. Graduates will also have their photo taken with President Wood while on staging receiving their diploma. Please be sure to look for the professional photographer in front of the stage! 

Parking will be available in the lots near the stadium (parking map). If you need accessible parking, you may use these lots or the small lot on the north end of the stadium, just off Augsburger Road. Please contact Elaine Suderman at to request one of these limited spots.

Safety precautions
Facemasks are optional while on campus. If you have questions about Commencement, please contact Claire Clay at


This form should be submitted by the graduate.

All graduates are required to attend Commencement. However, we recognize you may have circumstances that prevent you from participating. If you are unable to attend, please RSVP “no” below, and email Elaine Suderman at sudermane@bluffton with the reason and requesting to be excused.
Are you planning to attend Commencement on May 7, 2022?
Your guests
Your guests must have tickets to enter.
Do any of your guests require accessible seating?
Each graduate has the opportunity to accept the Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility, which reads: "I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work."
Do you choose to accept this pledge?