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Graduation Weekend 2024

May 10 - May 11

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024

5 p.m., Commencement Hall
Keynote Speaker: Todd Adams
Students line up at 4:30 p.m. at Old Main

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2024

10 a.m., Joe Kurey Memorial Court in Hummel Field House
Keynote Speaker: Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)
Gates open at 8 a.m. for guests
Students line up at 9 a.m. in the rec center


Anyone who cannot join us in person for graduation weekend is welcome to cheer on the graduates from afar via livestream. Recordings of Baccalaureate and Commencement will be available following the events.

Livestream details will be available closer to the event.

Additional Commencement Details

Number of Guests: There is no limit to the amount of guests a graduate can bring to Baccalaureate and Commencement. Tickets will not be used to determine who can attend 2022 Graduation Weekend.

Parking and Shuttle Service: Signs and security officers will direct you to appropriate parking locations on campus, and a shuttle service will be available to transport guests to Commencement. View our campus map ahead of time to familiarize yourself with the area.

Photography: All students will be photographed receiving their diploma. Graduation photography will be available on Bethany College’s Flickr page, where photos can be downloaded for free at full resolution.

#BisonGrad2024: We encourage you to use #BisonGrad2024 on social media to celebrate the occasion! Posts featuring the hashtag may be shared on Bethany College social media pages.

Commencement Speaker Senator Shelley Moore Capito

Bethany College is honored to announce Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) as the distinguished commencement speaker for the Class of 2024. 

Capito brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to inspire and empower the graduating students as they embark on their next chapter.

Serving the Mountain State since 2001, Capito consistently demonstrates a commitment to her constituents and a passion for making a positive impact on her community. She continues to be a champion for bipartisan collaboration and a tireless advocate for the people of West Virginia. Her commitment to public service and leadership makes her a respected figure in national politics and an exemplary role model for the graduating class. 

Capito has also shown her support for Bethany College’s initiatives, including efforts to pursue federal grant opportunities. Notably, her support of endorsing the College’s $2.2 million dollar Title III grant was critical in securing the award to support expanding student success and retention efforts. 

“I am truly honored to be the commencement speaker for Bethany College’s Class of 2024,” says Capito. “As these graduates prepare to embark on the next chapter of their lives, I am eager to share in the excitement of their achievements and offer insights gained from my years of public service. Bethany College has a rich history of instilling values that foster positive change, and I look forward to addressing this exceptional graduating class. Congratulations to the graduates, and I am confident that their futures hold boundless opportunities for success and impact.” 

Bethany President Dr. Jamie Caridi expresses excitement about Capito’s involvement, saying, “We are honored to have Senator Shelley Moore Capito as our commencement speaker for 2024. Her commitment to fostering positive change aligns perfectly with the values we instill in our graduates at Bethany College. Sen. Capito’s address promises to be an inspiring and memorable moment for our graduating class.” 


May 10
May 11
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