Graduation 2020

Graduation Information

Tickets - For the safety of all 2020 graduates, FHU has transitioned the graduation ceremony to a ticket only event. Each graduate may reserve up to four tickets at Guests will need to present a printed or digital ticket to gain entry to Loyd Auditorium. A small number of mobility-limited seating will be available, contact Beth Sanford via email


Video Live-Streaming - The graduation ceremony will be live-streamed at


Announcements/Class Rings - Class rings and other graduation related materials may be ordered online at Once on the website, search Freed-Hardeman University and then follow the steps to access options for graduation supplies.


Graduation Rehearsal - There will not be a graduation rehearsal


July or November 2020 Graduate Schedule

May 2020 Graduate Schedule


After the Ceremony – what you need to know:

Upon the conclusion of your ceremony


Return Stoles and Cords – Graduates who have not purchased gold honor chords, stoles or medallions must return the items after the ceremony. A table will be located on the east side of the ARC under the portico for you to return regalia. To purchase these items prior to graduation please contact Heidi Sprouse (, 731.989.6004).


Diploma Covers Each graduate will receive a diploma cover as he/she crosses the stage during the ceremony. IF you previously received your cover or do not wish to keep your cover, a box will be available at the table in front of the ARC to return the unwanted cover after graduation.


Photographer – An FHU photographer will be taking pictures as each graduate receives his/her diploma cover from President Shannon on stage with your mask.

An outdoor photo line will be available after the ceremony with President Shannon.  No mask will be required for this photo. Photos will be available for purchase in 4-6 weeks at


Survey – A survey will be emailed to you in approximately six months. Please complete the survey for our data collection.