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School of Business & Leadership Commissioning Ceremony

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Friday, May 6 | 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET
Campus Location: Communications Plaza

Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Congratulations! You have made it to graduation! We are excited that you have decided to join us for our Commissioning Service and look forward to meeting your families and friends.

Commissioning is a sacred service dedicated to worship, prayer and anointing. Commissioning means “to grant authority,” “to entrust,” or “to appoint or assign a task or function.” This special ceremony authorizes our graduates to take their training into the world and make a difference for Christ.

This event will prayerfully commission you to serve the world as a Christian leader in your chosen field. The schedule includes:

  • Dean’s welcome
  • Message from our Founder and Chancellor, Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson
  • Keynote speaker
  • Formal reading of graduate names and hooding
  • Faculty prayer & anointing of graduates
  • Presentation of awards
  • Professional headshots by Grad Images

The service will be streamed live at 4:00 p.m. ET on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Commencement (aka graduation) will be held Saturday, May 7, beginning at 9:15 a.m. ET at the Library Plaza. This ceremony includes all graduates & faculty. Please view for more information about the event.

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Graduates and guests should enter Regent University through the Centerville Turnpike entrance and park in Lot L (see campus map). Graduates are to check-in at the table on the south side of the building at 3:00 p.m. dressed in regalia and hat (carry your hood). Your family and friends are invited; no tickets are needed for entry. Faculty will be located on the south side of the Communications Building to assist with the lineup.


Students who ordered their regalia to be shipped to Regent University must pick up their regalia on campus at the Student Center. Graduates must present their picture ID to pick up their regalia (caps, gowns, and tassels) in the Fountain View Room of the Regent Ordinary. Click here to view the Regent campus map.

The Registrar’s staff will only release regalia to someone other than the graduate if they have received prior written consent from the graduate at Graduates must send this written consent from their Regent email account.

Graduates not attending the Commissioning Service may pick up their regalia the morning of Commencement, beginning at 8:00 a.m.; however, they are strongly encouraged to pick up their regalia in advance.

Graduates may not alter or decorate their regalia, including caps.


Graduates must wear all regalia for the service, including caps and gowns (bring your hood). Gentlemen should wear button-down dress shirts and ties with dark trousers and dress shoes. Ladies should wear a dress, skirt or dress pants and comfortable dress shoes. Please note that this service will involve extensive standing and walking downstairs. Absolutely no sneakers, jeans, or t-shirts are permitted. Please be advised that men will need to remove their caps during prayer.


Graduates will not be permitted to carry anything— including purses, bags, umbrellas, or cameras— into the ceremony. Graduates should leave all belongings in their vehicles or with their guests. There is no place to store belongings before or during the service. Regent University is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.

There are no ticket restrictions; therefore, physical tickets are not necessary.

Contact Rebecca Morgan at for questions about the School of Business & Leadership Ceremony.