Applying for Graduation

In order to be included in the ceremony, you will need to fill out the Commencement Ceremony Form.

Commencement Ceremony Form


You have worked hard to complete your educational journey and we are proud of you. We are excited to hold an in-person Commencement Ceremony on June 1, 2024 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa!

Counting down to Commencement Ceremony
June 1, 2024


Commencement registration deadlines

Commencement Ceremony Form Deadline

Starting February 16, 2024 the commencement ceremony form will be available in BRUIN, please register for the ceremony by May 3, 2024.

In order to be included in the ceremony, you will need to fill out the commencement ceremony form.

In addition to your conferral, you may participate in the Commencement Ceremony held twice each year in the Omaha Metropolitan area. Hosted by the Bellevue University Board of Directors, the Commencement Ceremony is the official celebration of your success. The event is open to all family and friends.

Please note: Having your degree conferred does not register you into the commencement ceremony, and participating in the commencement ceremony does not mean you have graduated or your degree has been conferred.

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

A Doctoral Hooding ceremony will be held on the Friday, May 31, 2024 separate from the Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony held on Saturday, June 1, 2024. The Doctoral Ceremony will take place on the main campus of Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska.