Commencement

Bellin College holds two commencement ceremonies each year. Spring commencement is held in May, while Fall commencement is held in October. All Students must meet requirements to participate in commencement and must fill out an Intent to Graduate form at the beginning of their final term.

May Commencement Information

Saturday, May 11, 2024
10:30 AM

Location

The Weidner
2350 Weidner Center Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311

Event Information

We are excited to celebrate our May 2024 graduates on Saturday, May 11. As we develop plans for the commencement ceremony, this website will be your best source for up-to-date information.

Commencement questions can be directed to Sarah Woolsey at commencement@bellincollege.edu


May 2024 Commencement Information for Graduates

Congratulations Class of 2024! We are excited to celebrate your commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at The Weidner. All graduates must arrive dressed and ready to go by 9:15 a.m. Detailed instructions about how to process into the auditorium and where to sit will be provided before the ceremony, so it is crucial you arrive on time. Please plan on the ceremony lasting one hour. Please review the checklist below to ensure you are prepared for commencement.

Graduate Checklist
  • Complete the Intent to Graduate form. If you are unsure if you’ve completed this, please check with Whitney Schwoerer.
  • Nominate a commencement speaker: Either nominate yourself or someone else here. Nominations are due by April 8.
  • Pick up graduation regalia at the Toast to the Graduates event on Wednesday, April 24. Please RSVP here by April 8.
  • Try your gown on right away and contact Sarah Woolsey (commencement@bellincollege.edu)
  •  if you have any issues with the fit.
  • If any of your guests need ADA seating, please contact Sarah Woolsey (commencement@bellincollege.edu)
  • Be sure you have your cap, gown, tassel, and any honors cords the day of commencement.
  •  Graduate!
Ceremony Photos

Countryside Photography will be onsite taking photos during the ceremony. Each graduate will be mailed a professional photo of them at the ceremony with their diploma in June. If you wish to order more photos, please follow the instructions on the envelope you are sent.

Diplomas and Transcripts

Your diploma will not be found in the diploma cover you receive while you walk across stage. The process of printing and signing diplomas could take a few weeks. Instead, your diploma will be mailed to you after commencement using the address you provided on the Intent to Graduate form.

An official transcript will also be mailed to you. This is only official as long as it is unopened. Should you need additional copies, at the cost of $10 each, or an unofficial copy, go to the Bellin College transcript webpage for directions on how to obtain more.

Bellin College Diploma Frames

Caps, Gowns, & Cords

Full academic regalia is required to participate in the commencement ceremony. Please make sure you fill out this portion of the Intent to Graduate form correctly to ensure proper fitting of your gown.

  • Bachelor’s degree students will receive a gown, cap and apricot tassel. You may decorate your cap how you would like, making sure to keep your décor appropriate and tasteful. Administration reserves the right to remove any caps that do not follow our values.
  • Master’s degree students will receive a gown with an oblong extended sleeve. Students will also receive a hood. 
  • Doctoral degree students will receive a gown that is more elaborate than the undergrad or graduate gown. The hood is also longer and wider. Photos of these gowns are available to view below. You can use our Student Regalia order site through Balfour, one of the vendors we use. (This takes you to a separate site and is handled by the vendor. Any questions can be directed to the Contact Us section on that site.) Please note the deadline to order at the top of the form.

All graduates are asked to remove their gown from the plastic and try it on as soon as they receive it. Please note: gowns fit each person differently due to body styles. The bottom of the gown should rest anywhere between your knees and ankles. The arms may cover your hand, but shouldn’t be any longer than the tips of your fingers. The body of the gown may or may not have extra room. Should you have any concerns regarding fit, please contact the Advancement & Alumni Relations office at (920) 433-6655 or in person on the 1st floor of the college, room 101. Every effort will be made to allow the proper fit if brought to our attention immediately. Waiting may result in extra rush shipping fees.

Those who qualify for honors should have a set of apricot cords with their regalia at pick up. If you do not, please bring it to our attention. * If you belong to the Kappa Pi or Lambda Nu honor society, you should have cords coming from a Bellin College faculty member. Ask your Dean if you do not have them. 

*Honors are based on the last graded term before graduation. Only those who qualify with a 3.5 GPA or higher at that time will be printed in the program or in the newspaper. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar, Russ Leary.

Commencement Speaker Application

Bellin College invites graduating students from the Class of 2024 to apply to be the student speaker at the May commencement ceremony.

It is an honor to be selected to present the student commencement address – to convey a message of inspiration and encouragement, share common experiences and insights, and inspire your fellow graduates to carry the Bellin College values out into the world.

Eligibility:
Graduating students interested in delivering the commencement address must:
– Be eligible for graduation
– Be in good academic standing
– Attend the commencement ceremony

Commencement Address Guidelines:
The chosen speakers must deliver a speech that is 3-5 minutes in length and address all Bellin College programs.

Submissions:
Students interested in giving the commencement address must fill out the online application. Students may also nominate a fellow student to give the commencement address. If nominating another individual, please be sure to get their approval first.

Deadline:
The deadline to apply as the student speaker is Monday, April 8, 2024. For questions, please contact Sarah Woolsey at sarah.woolsey@bellincollege.edu

Click Here for commencement speaker application


Commencement Information for Guests

Bellin College will host the 2023 fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at The Weidner. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and all seating is on a first come, first served basis. Should you need ADA seating, please have your graduate contact Sarah Woolsey (commencement@bellincollege.edu)

A professional photographer will capture a photo of each graduate with their diploma that will be mailed to them in June. Guests are welcome to take their own photos, but we ask that you remain seated to do so.

Please plan on the ceremony lasting two hours. Following the ceremony, we will have a reception in the foyer with light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

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