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Commencement 2011

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."


Below you will find information on our upcoming commencement exercises and related events. This information will be updated as details are finalized. We look forward to families and friends joining us for this celebration!


To accommodate the large crowd expected, Commencement will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center in downtown Chattanooga.  With over 375 graduates participating in Commencement, and close to 4,000 seats for their guests, we expect to fill the hall to capacity.  Please come early!


Covenant College's 56th Commencement
Saturday, May 7, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
Chattanooga Convention Center
1150 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Tickets are not required to attend commencement.


Kevin DeYoung Commencement Speaker

We are pleased to welcome Kevin DeYoung as our commencement speaker this year. A prolific author and blogger, DeYoung has been senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, since 2004. His numerous books include Just Do Something and Why We Love the Church.


CANCELLED - Celebration Concert

Due to the severe weather of April 27, this year's celebration concert has been cancelled.


Senior Banquet
Friday, May 6, 2011, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Chattanooga Convention Center
1150 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37401
This dessert social will include speeches by graduating seniors Julia Myers and Ryland Rainsford, and an address from Dr. Kelly Kapic, professor of theological studies.  The senior class gift will also be presented to the college.

The banquet is free for seniors. Tickets are $15. RSVP to



We have reserved a block of rooms at the Chattanooga Marriott adjacent to the Convention Center. Reservations made by April 14, 2011, are eligible for the discounted group rate of $119 plus tax per night. The discounted rate is available Thursday, May 5, through Sunday, May 8. Please use the group code CCCCCCA. You can make reservations by calling 800.841.1674 or by visiting the Marriott website.
We also have information on additional area accommodations you may wish to consider.


Commencement Photography
Covenant's 56th Commencement will be photographed by GradImages. Proofs will be sent to graduates via email within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. GradImages can be contacted at 800.261.2576 or online. Graduates who register here before Commencement will receive $5 off orders of $25 or more. Registering will also increase the speed with which proofs are delivered.


Commencement DVD

The entire ceremony will be professionally recorded and available on DVD for $40 each, shipping and handling included.

To place an order, contact Gault & Associates Inc. at 423.756.6128 or