2016 Commencement Information
May 1, 2016 is EMU’s 98th annual commencement. Save the date!
We thank the many family and friends who travelled to the EMU campus on April 25-26 to celebrate with this year’s graduates!
Video, Podcasts and Photos
Commencement News Coverage
- May 1st, 2015
Just how exactly does a set of triplets from northwest Ohio end up graduating from Eastern Mennonite University? “We chose individually,” Rachel King said. Finishing her sister’s thoughts as she often does, Emma King agreed. “Yeah, we didn’t come because each other came,” she said. “That was a small factor.” Together with their brother, Isaac, …More
- April 28th, 2015
When Gordon Meriwether first began attending Eastern Mennonite Seminary, he wanted to earn a master of divinity degree. Then the United Methodist pastor, who is also a 31-year U.S. Navy veteran, discovered the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). That inspired pursuit of another degree, and more miles to travel for …More
Capstone Projects 2015: Center for Justice and Peacebuilding graduates research issues of conflict transformationApril 28th, 2015
When Katrina Gehman began her four-month practicum experience at the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI), she quickly learned that some terms have different meanings in different contexts. The context she’d been immersed in as a graduate student in the conflict transformation program with the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern …More
- April 27th, 2015
In an address to Eastern Mennonite University’s graduating class of 2015 Sunday, commencement speaker E.J. Dionne Jr. pulled inspiration from a rather unlikely source: former comedy talk show host Stephen Colbert. “Colbert said precisely what I think about cynicism nine years ago,” Dionne, a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, told the crowd. “Cynicism masquerades …More
- April 27th, 2015
Ten graduating seniors were honored as Cords of Distinction recipients in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, April 25, 2015 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated the recipients, who were cited for their “significant and verifiable impact” on the university and on student life; for their contributions to developing the institution’s …More
EMU’s Commencement ceremony moved indoors to Yoder Arena in University Commons due to inclement weatherApril 26th, 2015
Inclement weather has forced EMU’s commencement ceremony indoors to Yoder Arena in University Commons. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Disability parking is available in front of University Commons and in other designated areas. Visitors to campus are encouraged to search for “1307 Park Road Harrisonburg VA 22802″ in their GPS. A campus map is …More
Ordering Commencement Photos
Commencement photos of individual graduates exiting the stage after receiving diplomas can be viewed and purchased from King Photo online after the ceremony.