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Upcoming Commencements


Saturday, April 20, 2019
9:30 a.m.
Powell Hall
718 North Grand Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Tickets are not required


Saturday, August 17, 2019
9:30 a.m.
Tickets are not required

FALL 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019
9:30 a.m.
Tickets are not required

The beautiful Powell Hall is located in St. Louis at 718 North Grand Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103. For commencement participants and guests, parking is available at various surface lots in the area, for which there will be a charge. Metered parking is also available on the street; however, be sure to deposit sufficient money as metered parking is monitored on Saturdays.

STUDENTS ONLY should enter through the doors from the parking garage to receive name cards and to line up for the processional. Students should arrive at Powell Hall by 8:15 a.m. Please note there is no location to secure your valuables during the ceremony; please leave them at home or with your guests.

GUESTS should enter through the hall doors, which will open at 8:30 a.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests should be made aware that the ceremony will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are not required, so your guests are welcome to attend.

Announcements and Custom Stoles: If you wish to order graduation announcements, or a custom stole to be worn at commencement, you may do so online through Jostens.

Caps and Gowns: Candidates to graduate will be notified when they are able to order their caps, gowns, invitations, etc. online through Jostens and be shipped to the address you choose. The cost for caps and gowns is included in the graduation fee which is/was charged in your final term. Caps and gowns will not be available on the day of the ceremony.

Diplomas: You will receive a diploma cover at Commencement. If you have not already received one, your diploma will be ordered upon degree conferral. It will be mailed to the address provided on the graduation application approximately four to six weeks after Commencement. An email will be sent to your BJC email address when it has been mailed. Your BJC email address will remain active 90 days past graduation.
Please make sure the College has your correct address if you move prior to Commencement. The name printed on your diploma will be the name that was used on the graduation application – please contact the Registration Department immediately if your name is incorrect.

Commencement photographer: A professional photographer will take pictures as you receive your diploma, as you are pinned, as well as a posed picture after descending the stage. Proofs will be available for viewing 24 hours after the ceremony for up to one year, and orders can be placed using on the photographer’s website:

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