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Commencement 2013

Commencement is a momentous occasion when we at Covenant join our graduates and their families and friends in celebrating the accomplishments of these last years, thanking God for His grace and provision, and looking ahead to His purposes in the lives of our graduates. At Covenant, we earnestly believe that the One "who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."


Commencement will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center in downtown Chattanooga. Below you will find information on our upcoming commencement exercises and related events. We look forward to families and friends joining us for this celebration!


Celebration Concert
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel
Covenant College
The concert is free and open to the public.


Presidential Reception Honoring the Class of 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
The Dottie Brock Gardens
Covenant College
Dessert Reception, with Presidential Remarks at 7:30 p.m.
In the event of rain, the reception will be held in the Great Hall.
Families are welcome to attend this complimentary event.
Please RSVP here by April 12th.


Covenant College's 58th Commencement
Saturday, May 4, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Chattanooga Convention Center
1150 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Tickets are not required to attend commencement.
You can RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends.


Click here for hotel and bed & breakfast recommendations.  


The 3 State 3 Mountain Challenge cycling event will be taking place throughout the Chattanooga area on May 4. In order to navigate road closures, we suggest using this alternate route if you are traveling from Covenant to the Chattanooga Convention Center.


Commencement Speaker

We are pleased to welcome Admiral Tim Ziemer as the speaker for our 58th annual commencement. Following an exemplary naval career, Admiral Ziemer was appointed to lead the President’s Malaria Initiative, a $1.2 billion, five-year effort to reduce malaria-related deaths by fifty percent in fifteen countries. He also served as executive director of World Relief, which provides disaster response and community development in over 30 countries.


Commencement Photography
Covenant's 58th commencement will be photographed by GradImages. Once pictures are available, they can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. GradImages can be contacted at 800.261.2576 or online. Graduates who use the pre-event registration option will be notified when proofs are ready to view.