SCA Commissioning Ceremony

Congratulations on a job well done and permit us to celebrate and send you forth with prayer and anointing to become leaders in a world/industry/workplace greatly in need of you!

The purpose of this posting is to give you information regarding the school's commissioning ceremony. If you fail to meet graduation requirements or if you defer to a later semester, you will receive a letter via postal service and an email by April 15 denying/withdrawing commencement participation permission for this May. Only the school grants permission to participate in commencement/commissioning services.

SCA Commissioning Rehearsal & Ceremony

Rehearsal (Required)

Thursday, May 4 at 10:00 am in the Performing Arts Center Main Theatre. Unless you are not in the area you are required to attend. Come as you are. We will be finished in about 30 minutes.


Friday, May 5 at 9:00 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center Main Theatre. Lineup at 8:30 a.m. in the hallway on the South side of the building. Your family and friends are invited; no tickets needed; the doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for first come seating.

SCA Commissioning Ceremony Procedure

On Friday morning at 8:30 a.m., please come to the south side hallway. We will have staff there to direct your lineup. Wear your regalia and bring your hood; NO CAPS are needed for the commissioning service. DO NOT BRING YOUR CAP. You will receive a program for the service when you arrive for lineup. The procedure is as follows:

  1. You will line up alphabetically within degrees beginning with Doctor of Philosophy, MFA in CTV, MFA in Acting, MA in CTV, MA in Communication (CTV & Strategic Communication), MA in JRN & MA in Theatre.
  2. You will be given an index card on which you will write your name how you want it read. (Sharpie provided!)
  3. You will enter the Main Theatre precisely at 9:00 a.m. via processional led by a student marshal.
  4. You will have designated seats in the center section of the Main Theatre.
  5. A reader will be at the podium/microphone and will call you in groups to process out of your row and onto the stage for hooding.
  6. When you approach the podium, give your name card to the reader at the podium.
  7. When your name is called, proceed toward Dean Land and department chairs. Hand Dr. Land your hood and turn to face the audience. Dean Land will place your hood around your neck and congratulate you. Proceed to stage right.
  8. In a group you will remain on stage for individual prayer and anointing.
  9. You will return to a seat for the remainder of the service.
  10. You will leave via recessional to the front steps of the building where your group photograph will be taken.

Dress Code

As this is a special occasion and you will be standing on stage men should wear dress pants. Women should wear dress pants, a skirt or a dress. All graduates should wear dress shoes (heels or flats). Please do not wear jeans, tennis shoes or flip flops. Females are not to bring handbags. DO NOT BRING A PURSE, CAP, DRINK AS YOU CANNOT TAKE ON STAGE AND YOU WILL NOT RETURN TO YOUR ORIGINAL SEAT.

Please keep in mind, there is no cost or guest limit to attend the SCA Commissioning Ceremony.

There may be an opportunity at the end of the program for you to share briefly. Microphones will be brought to you by the student marshals. At the conclusion of the program you will recess as directed by the student marshal. You will then proceed as a group out the front of the building and gather on the front steps for a group photo.



If we do not hear from you we will assume that you are not participating in the school's commissioning ceremony and will not reserve a space for you.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Performing Arts Center, Screening Room A

SCA Doctoral Dedication

Plan to attend the SCA Doctoral Dedication on Thursday, May 4, 2017 for a special time to honor and pray for our doctoral graduates. Families are welcome to attend. Doctoral graduates need to RSVP Margie Ackerman at by April 15. There is no fee.

There will be a reception following the dedication in the Dean’s Suite, COM 240.


Friday, May 5, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Performing Arts Center, Main Theatre

SCA Commissioning Ceremony

Plan to attend the SCA Commissioning Ceremony on Friday, May 5, 2017 for an intimate and very special time of honoring and anointing our masters and doctoral graduates. No tickets necessary; seating is on a first come basis. All masters and doctoral graduates must wear their regalia and bring their hood; no caps are needed for the commissioning ceremony. RSVP Rae Wilmot at by April 15.


Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Regent University, Library Plaza

All Schools Commencement

Conclude your celebration with the Regent University Commencement on Saturday, May 6, 2017.