Liberty University is preparing to welcome an estimated crowd of 34,000 at its 41st Commencement ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, at Williams Stadium. Liberty will honor close to 17,500 graduates from its residential and online programs; close to 6,200 will be participating in the Commencement exercises.
More than 85 percent of the graduating class — Liberty’s largest to date — will have completed their degrees online. About 9,000 post-graduate and doctoral degrees will be conferred.
Liberty is proud to celebrate over 5,000 military graduates.
On Friday, May 9, special events will be taking place throughout the day, including a reception for all graduates and their families, commissioning ceremonies for military graduates, a Military Graduate Recognition Ceremony, and the university’s annual Baccalaureate service. Baccalaureate, a time of spiritual reflection, will take place in Liberty’s Vines Center at 6 p.m. with the keynote address by acclaimed author and Christian intellectual Eric Metaxas.
Media Note: Streaming video of the entire Commencement will be available at www.LibertyChannel.com, and accommodations can be made, upon request, to provide an “in-house” HD or SD pool feed via satellite and/or the LTN content delivery system. Contact the Liberty University News Office at (434) 592-4955.