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 CBS Commencement Ceremony 2019 Video

CBS Commencement Ceremony 2019 


CBS 2019 Indiana Commencement Ceremony Graduation

Congratulations Class of 2018 - 2019! The College of Biblical Studies Commencement Ceremony is an annual event celebrating our August, December and May degree and award candidates. We commend you for arriving at this point in your academic journey. The following is needed information to prepare you for this important day in your life and ministry. May God continue to strengthen and use your gifts and talents for His service!

2019 Indiana Graduating Class Group Photo: CLICK HERE to download

Applying for Graduation

Many of you have already applied for graduation prior to completion of the merger. However, if you have any questions please contact the graduation coordinator at [email protected] or 832-252-4625.

Commencement Participation

Who can participate in the 2019 Commencement ceremony? 
Students who are eligible for graduation can participate in the commencement ceremony. An email was sent to all graduates with instructions to confirm your participation by Monday, July 1, 2019. Confirmation emails can be sent to [email protected].

Commencement Ceremony Information

The College of Biblical Studies in Indiana

Commencement Ceremony will be held on:

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019

Arrival Time: 8:00 a.m. (students) 

Ceremony Time: 10:00 a.m. (No admittance through main Sanctuary doors after 9:55 am, all GUESTS are to enter through side doors only after that time.)


Greater Northwest Baptist Church, 3402 W 62nd Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 

Dress attire: semi-formal (church attire)


Graduation Regalia and Attire

Cap & Gown

Graduation Regalia are a requirement for all degree candidates in order to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Attire to be worn under regalia and for participating award candidates is as follows:

  • Male: White dress shirt, modest tie, dark slacks and/or suit jacket, and dark socks/shoes.
  • Female: Modest dark dress & dark shoes. 

Regalia will be ordered and distributed at the rehearsal and graduation dinner!

Graduation Rehearsal and Dinner

This event will take place on:

Date: Friday, July 19, 2019  

Arrival Time: 6:15pm

Dinner Time: 6:30pm (Rehearsal will take place after the dinner)


Greater Northwest Baptist Church, 3402 W 62nd Street, Indianapolis, Indiana

Dress attire: semi-formal (church attire)


Spirit Cord

Click the above link to access the spirit cord page. Spirit cords can be purchased at the graduation fair.


Graduation Fair

There will be a graduation fair on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm at the new Pyramid location. The address is 3500 DePauw, Ste. 1010, Indianapolis, IN 46268 in Pyramid Building 1. At the fair, you will be able to view the graduation invitation package and CBS Class Rings. Balfour representatives will be on site to answer questions.

Graduation Packages and Products

CBS has selected Balfour as our preferred vendor for graduation packages for commencement announcements, diploma frames, and class rings! All graduating seniors can click on the link below to order online!

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Diplomas and Awards

Candidates will receive a diploma cover at the time of the Commencement Ceremony. The official CBS diploma for graduates will be available for pick up at the CBS Pyramid Office within 3 to 4 weeks after the degree conferral date. The Office of the Registrar, will contact you when diplomas are available for pick up.



All CBS financial obligations (Student Financial Services and Library) and graduation exist assessments must be cleared/completed in order for the official certificate, diploma and transcript with degree posting to be released.