Road to Graduation
2016 Commencement Ceremony Video (Large file)
2015 Commencement Ceremony Video (Large file)
2014 Commencement Ceremony Video (Large file)
2013 Commencement Ceremony Video (Large file)
May 2017 Commencement Dates & Deadlines
To avoid a late charge and ensure timely verification of the Status Sheet, the deadline for submitting an Application for Graduation and appropriate fee is NOVEMBER 7, 2016 (7 months prior to graduation). A late fee of $100 will be charged on all applications submitted after November 7, 2016. No applications will be processed after FEBRUARY 3, 2017 (4 months prior to graduation). Delivery of graduation regalia and diplomas in time for the commencement exercises is guaranteed only if applications are received by February 3, 2017.
Degree Completion Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of the semester hour and course distribution requirements of the degree program.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for Bachelors and Masters and 3.0 for Doctoral.
- Any exit exams or other assessments administered to the graduating class must be completed by the student prior to the award of his degree.
Applying for Graduation
IT IS THE STUDENT'S SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO REQUEST AND COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION.
The 2017 GRADUATION APPLICATION PACKET has been made available on the Luther Rice Website (above). Along with the Application for Graduation, the student must submit the appropriate graduation fee and a completed copy of his or her Status Sheet in order to graduate. The Status Sheet will be reviewed and verified by the Graduation Committee. The full application, status sheet and graduation fee must be sent to the Registrar’s Office at Luther Rice.
Students who do not attend the commencement ceremony are still required to submit full application and pay their graduation fee. All Graduation fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
A copy of your completed Academic Status Sheet must accompany your application for graduation. The application is considered incomplete without the Academic Status Sheet. Every student receives an Academic Status Sheet when accepted into a Luther Rice degree program. Students accepted into any degree program after October 2008 may access and print their status sheet from the MyCampus website under the Academics menu tab.
Students accepted into a degree program prior to October 2008 are required to maintain an updated paper status sheet throughout their degree program.
2017 Graduation Fees
Ordering Diploma, Cap & Gown
Graduation Status Tool
Student Account / Financial Aid Information
The graduate must have a zero student account balance in order to receive student account clearance for graduation. The graduate can log into their account on MyCampus to check their balance and make payments as necessary. Graduation fees are non-refundable if for some reason you are unable to graduate. Payments made immediately prior to graduation must be cash or credit card only. Student account clearance is one of the final graduation clearances given by Luther Rice. Therefore, students typically receive clearance the day they pick up their regalia.
The annual Graduation Banquet is held the night before commencement. The graduate’s banquet ticket is complimentary. Tickets for friends and family of the graduate are available for an additional cost.
First Baptist Church of Snellville
2400 Main St E
Snellville, GA 30078
Date: Thursday, May 18
Time: 6:45 pm (Doors open at 6:15 pm)
No Nursery will be provided.
First Baptist Church of Conyers
2100 Highway 138
Conyers, GA 30013
Date: Friday, May 19
Optional Portraits: Friday, 12:00-2:00 pm
Rehearsal: Friday, 2:30 pm
Commencement: 5:00 pm (Graduates in their seats in staging area at 4:30 pm sharp!)
There will be a nursery available, but reservations must be made by May 2nd.