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Graduation & Commencement

Briar Cliff University will hold its 86th annual graduation and commencement ceremony on May 20, 2017 in the Newman Flanagan Center on BCU's campus.

Watch Commencement Live

If you can't make the ceremony in person, watch live streaming video of this year's commencement on this webpage, starting at 9:30 a.m. on May 20.

Graduation Checklist

Seniors, make sure you have completed all of the required steps in order to be eligible to walk the stage at this year's commencement ceremony. View the graduation checklist →

Scheduled Graduation Events:


The Office of the Registrar directs commencement and activities leading up to graduation. Contact the Registar at (712) 279-5448 or by clicking the link below:

Contact us →

Event Details

DATE: Saturday, May 20
TIME: 10 a.m.
LOCATION: Newman Flanagan Center, Briar Cliff University

Purchase a DVD

DVDs of this commencement ceremony will be available for purchase. Learn more →

Official Photos

Commemorate the event with a professional photograph of a graduate. Learn more →

Diploma Frames

Preserve this milestone with a custom-designed diploma frame. Learn more →

Locate the BCU Campus

Find directions to the Briar Cliff University campus by typing in your starting address below:

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