More than 19,000 graduates to be honored at Commencement 2016

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The hard work has paid off for the Class of 2016. More than 19,000 Liberty University graduates will be recognized at Commencement on May 14. Nearly 17,000 studied through Liberty’s online education programs.

For visitor information, a campus map, and other details, visit the Commencement webpage.

Baccalaureate and Commencement Ceremonies

Tim LeePurple Heart veteran and evangelist Tim Lee is the featured speaker for the 2016 Baccalaureate Service. The Baccalaureate is a longstanding tradition at Liberty, demonstrating the university’s commitment to the Great Commission (to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ) and the Great Commandment (to love God and to love others).

Baccalaureate Service
Friday, May 13, 6 p.m.
Vines Center
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Rashad JenningsNew York Giants running back and Liberty alumnus Rashad Jennings will deliver the keynote address for Liberty’s 43rd Main Commencement Ceremony. More than 35,000 are expected to attend.

Main Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.
Williams Stadium 
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Over Commencement Weekend, Liberty will host a number of events, including a reception for the Class of 2016 and their families and a ceremony to honor military graduates. See the full Commencement schedule for details.

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Class of 2016 demographics

Here are some facts about this year’s graduating class:

Top 5 Residential Undergraduate Majors

  • Business Administration
  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Communications Studies

Top 5 Online Undergraduate Majors

  • Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Religion
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice

Top 5 Residential Graduate/Doctoral Majors

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Human Services

Top 5 Online Graduate/Doctoral Majors

  • Human Services
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education
  • Professional Counseling
  • Master of Divinity