On Saturday, 508 students will walk across the stage in Moody Coliseum to receive their diplomas during two graduation ceremonies.
The first ceremony at 11 a.m. will honor 267 undergraduates and 51 graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences.Â The second ceremony, which starts at 3 p.m., will honor 241 undergraduates and 64 graduate students from the College of Biblical Studies, College of Business Administration, College of Education and Human Services, and Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing.
Graduating students and escorts are instructed to arrive at their assigned locations 30 minutes before the ceremony starts.
Bethany Morgan, senior Ad/PR major from Nocona who is graduating in the 11 a.m. ceremony, said she is excited to start her career.
“I am so ready to graduate,” Morgan said.Â “I can’t wait to go live out my dreams.”
The featured speaker at both ceremonies will be Elise Mitchell (’83), owner of Mitchell Communications Group in Fayetteville, Ark.
A reception for students and their families will be hosted after each ceremony in the mall area outside of Moody.
Holly Howard, senior children and family ministry major from Rowlett, says she will miss the traditions here at ACU.
“I love ACU, I would love to be a part of it forever,” Howard said.Â “I am sad to have my last classes and chapels.”
There will be open seating except for those seats reserved for handicapped.Â The lower sections of U, A, and B on the east side of Moody, and J, K, and M on the west side will be available for handicapped.Â The lower half of Section L is reserved for guests requiring Sign Language Interpretation.
Reflecting on her time here at ACU, Elizabeth Ellery, senior psychology major from San Angelo, says her college experience exceeded her expectations.
“Not only did I receive a great education, I met some of my best friends,” Ellery said.
Rehearsals for the ceremonies will be on Friday in Moody Coliseum.Â The 11 a.m. ceremony will be rehearsed at 3 p.m. and the 3 p.m. ceremony will be rehearsed at 4:15 p.m.
For more information, visit http://www.acu.edu/campusoffices/registrar/graduation/.