NOBTS & Leavell College graduation set for Saturday, Dec. 17

Fall Graduation

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The combined New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College graduation service for the 2011 fall semester is set for Saturday, Dec. 17.

The service will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held in the Leavell Chapel on the NOBTS campus.

Due to the combined graduation, seats in Leavell Chapel will begin filling up shortly after the doors open at 9 a.m. on the day of graduation. Families of graduates are urged to come early for the best seating.

Candidates for graduation also should note several important events and deadlines listed below:

  • Attendance at rehearsal is mandatory for everyone who will be participating in the graduation ceremony. Rehearsal begins promptly at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16.

  • President’s Reception: Friday December 16 from 5:30 to 7:00. Graduates and their guests are invited.

  • Graduation: 10 a.m. Saturday, December 17 in Leavell Chapel.

  • Caps & gowns must be picked up before 5:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, December 16. The store is not open for business prior to graduation exercises on Saturday.

  • Reservations for Childcare during the graduation ceremony can be made by contacting the Preschool Education Center directly at 504-816-8585.

Professional and PR Photograph Schedule on Graduation Day

  • 9:00 a.m.

    Professional photos (in front of John T. Christian Library) begin with certificate of excellence recipients, followed by associate, then bachelor degree recipients, groups of master's graduates, ending with Doctoral graduates.

  • 9:20 a.m.

    Public Relations doctoral group photos with Dr. Kelley begin near the historic gates in the quad near Dodd Faculty Building. Doctoral candidates will be photographed by state. The photo will be used in Baptist state papers.

  • 9:25 a.m.

    Graduates line up in assigned places on porch of Sellers Music Building.