Due to weather concerns, the 2015 commencement ceremony will be held in Yoder Arena. In Google maps, search for 1307 Park Road Harrisonburg, 22802 to find the location. All graduates are to meet in Lehman Auditorium at 12:15 p.m.

Webcast of Ceremony

A live video feed of the commencement ceremony will be available. Photos, podcasts and other media are made available via social media and in the days following the event.


Saturday, April 25, 2015

  • 2:30 p.m. 66th Seminary commencement
  • 4:30 p.m. University Cords of Distinction ceremony
  • 7 p.m. University baccalaureate

Sunday, April 26, 2015

  • 1 p.m. 97th University commencement

Other Ceremonies

Other programs also offer special ceremonies for graduates, such as the pinning commission for new registered nurses and the MA in counseling graduate commissioning. Check the EMU web events calendar for more info or contact your program’s support staff for details. Learn more…


EMU Commencement Speaker E.J. Dionne The 2015 university commencement speaker will be best-selling author and well-known political commentator E.J. Dionne. Dionne is the W. Averell Harriman Chair and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, and professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University. His speech is titled, “Cynicism Isn’t Realism: Letting Joy Surprise You.”

EMU Seminary commencement speaker Dr. L. Gregory Jones The 2015 seminary commencement speaker will be Dr. L. Gregory Jones, a Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry and Senior Strategist for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School. His speech is titled, “For Such a Time as This.”

Commencement Photos

Commencement photos can be viewed and purchased from King Photo online after the ceremony.