Saturday, September 5

2020 Graduation Banquet

The 2020 Graduation Banquet will be held at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville, Indiana. Graduates walking in this year’s Commencement Exercises will be granted free admittance; however, they must RSVP by August 22. Because of the social distancing/capacity mandate, each graduate will be allowed to purchase a limited number of guest tickets (a maximum of five guests may accompany a graduate) depending on ticket availability.

Because of the limited number of tickets available, we suggest purchasing tickets as soon as possible to ensure admittance. All guests will be required to show their ticket at the door before entering the banquet hall. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. The deadline to purchase tickets will be August 29 unless tickets are sold out beforehand.

Please note that these tickets are nonrefundable.

Sunday, September 6

2020 Commencement Exercises

The 2020 Commencement Exercises will be held Sunday evening, September 6 in the Main Auditorium at First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. Graduates will be asked to attend a mandatory rehearsal on Sunday afternoon prior to the service where they will receive their cap and gown and further instructions.

The livestreamed service will be available at and Graduates will also have the opportunity to purchase their pictures and DVDs of the event.


If you have any questions, please contact the Academic Office at 219.365.4031, ext. 1210 or