Road to Graduation
May 2021 Commencement Dates & Deadlines
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 6:45 pm
Graduation Commencement Ceremony:
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Please submit your graduation application by November 6, 2020 to avoid a $100 late fee. The late fee applies to applications received between November 7 and February 5. No applications will be processed after FEBRUARY 5, 2021. Delivery of graduation regalia and diplomas in time for the commencement exercises is guaranteed only if applications are received by February 5, 2021.
It is the student's responsibility to apply for graduation. Students who do not attend the commencement ceremony are still required to submit a full application and pay their graduation fee for their degree to be conferred. If a student fails to apply for graduation, becomes inactive, and later returns, they fall under the jurisdiction of the policies and procedures of the catalog in effect at the time or their return.
Please note, May 2021 banquet and commencement ceremonies are subject to change due to uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. While current 2021 plans assume no COVID-19 restrictions, we ask that all prospective graduates stay informed of any future changes.
2020 Graduates Affected by Cancellation of Ceremonies Due to COVID-19
2020 Graduates who were unable to participate in graduation ceremonies (banquet and commencement) are welcome to participate in the 2021ceremonies. Those interested must log into MyCampus, click on "Academics", then "Graduation Management", and then the section labeled "2020 Delayed Commencement Ceremonies Application" to access the online application. 2020 Graduates are limited to 2 extra commencement tickets and 4 extra banquet tickets. Extra tickets will be announced in April 2021 and distributed if tickets come available.
Applying for Graduation
Log into MyCampus, click on "Academics" and then "Graduation Management" to access the Online Graduation Application.
Please read the 2021 graduation information below prior to completing the online application. Along with the application for Graduation, the student must submit the appropriate graduation fee in order to graduate.
2021 Graduation Fees
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.
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 $25 each.
First Baptist Church of Snellville
2400 Main St E
Snellville, GA 30078
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
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 14, 2021
Optional Portraits: Friday, 12:00-2:00 pm
Rehearsal: Friday, 2:00 pm
Commencement: 5:00 pm (Graduates in their seats in the staging area at 4:30 pm sharp!)
There will be a nursery available, but reservations must be made by May 2nd.
2019 Graduation Celebration Video
2019 Links to Photos Website
2019 Full Commencement Video Link
Commencement Video Archives
2016 Commencement Ceremony Video (Large file)
2015 Commencement Ceremony Video (Large file)
2014 Commencement Ceremony Video (Large file)
2013 Commencement Ceremony Video (Large file)