Commencement is a momentous occasion when we at Covenant join our graduates and their families and friends in celebrating the accomplishments of these last years, thanking God for His grace and provision, and looking ahead to His purposes in the lives of our graduates. At Covenant, we earnestly believe that the One "who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."


Commencement will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center in downtown Chattanooga. Below you will find information on our upcoming commencement exercises and related events. We look forward to families and friends joining us for this celebration!


Celebration Concert
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel
Covenant College
The concert is free and open to the public.


Presidential Reception
Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Brock Lawn
Covenant College
Graduating seniors and their families are invited for fellowship and hors d'oeuvres. President Halvorson's remarks will begin at 7:30. In the event of rain, the reception will be held in the Great Hall. Invitations have been sent to graduating seniors. The last day to RSVP is April 24.


Graduate School of Education Luncheon
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Graduate students and their families are invited to this luncheon with the graduate faculty.
Invitations are sent to graduates.  


Covenant College's 62nd Commencement
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Chattanooga Convention Center
1150 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Tickets are not required to attend commencement.


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Commencement Speaker: Dr. Brian Fikkert

We are pleased to welcome our own Dr. Brian Fikkert, professor of economics and community development, as the speaker for our sixty-second annual commencement. After receiving a BA from Dordt College, Fikkert went on to earn his MPhil and PhD from Yale University. Fikkert has served on Covenant’s faculty since 1997. In addition to his work at the College, Fikkert serves as president of The Chalmers Center and is the co-author of When Helping Hurts.  


Commencement Photography
Graduates participating in Covenant's 62nd commencement will be photographed by GradImages. Once pictures are available, they can be ordered online, by phone, or by mail. GradImages can be contacted at 800.261.2576 or online. Graduates who use the pre-event registration option will be notified when proofs are ready to view. 


Commencement 2016
We celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2016 on Saturday, May 7.