We are excited to celebrate Commencement with you! This year, we will honor the classes of 2020 and 2021 with  both an in-person option and a live stream for those who wish to join us from a distance. Here are events we have planned.

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 8, 11 a.m.

Nicarry Chapel*

Bethany Theological Seminary

*If turnout exceeds the size of audience that can safely be seated in Nicarry, we have arranged an alternative location to hold the ceremony. We will communicate any change in venue to those who R.S.V.P.

Dinner for Graduates

(Graduates are welcome to bring up to 4 guests. Bethany will offer a complimentary meal for each graduate and one guest. Additional guests may attend at a cost of $30 each.)

Friday, May 7, 6:30 p.m.

Forest Hills Country Club, 2169 South 23rd Street, Richmond, Indiana 47374

Luncheon for Graduates

(Graduates are welcome to bring one guest)

Friday, May 7, 12 noon

Olde Richmond Inn, 138 South 5th Street, Richmond, Indiana  47374

Covid-19 Precautions

Bethany Seminary continues to follow Golden Rule practices, and we ask all who plan to attend our commencement ceremony to do the same — monitor your health, wear masks, maintain social distance, wash hands frequently, and get vaccinated when it is your turn. With these practices in place, we believe we can offer a safe in-person ceremony to honor our graduates. For those or are unable — or chose not — to attend in person, a live stream of the ceremony will be provided.


Please help us plan for commencement and prepare to welcome you into our alumni community by providing the information requested below. In order to R.S.V.P. for the ceremony, you must complete all the required fields, including sharing up-to-date contact information, confirming information about your future plans, and providing a photograph for us to display on screen during the livestream of the commencement ceremony.

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