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 3, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel
Covenant College
The concert is free and open to the public.


Presidential Reception & Alumni Induction
Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Brock Lawn
Covenant College
Graduating seniors and their families are invited for fellowship and hors d'oeuvres. President Halvorson's remarks will begin at 7:30. Graduating seniors will receive their graduation mugs and learn more about the Alumni Office. In the event of rain, the reception will be held in the Great Hall. Invitations to graduating seniors are forthcoming.


Graduate School of Education Luncheon
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Graduate students and their families are invited to this luncheon with the graduate faculty.
Invitations will be sent to graduates.  


Covenant College's 63rd Commencement
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Chattanooga Convention Center
1150 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Tickets are not required to attend commencement.


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Dr. Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt


Commencement Speaker: Dr. Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt

We are pleased to welcome our own Dr. Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt, assistant professor of art, as the speaker for our 63rd annual commencement. After receiving a BA from Covenant College, Weichbrodt went on to earn her MA and PhD from Washington University in St. Louis. Weichbrodt, an art historian, has served on Covenant’s faculty since 2013. 


Commencement Photography
Graduates participating in Covenant's 63rd 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.