2021 Commencement Exercises

We are very excited to jointly celebrate the Classes of 2020 and 2021 with in-person commencement ceremonies at the Renasant Convention Center on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Saturday, May 29, 2021
Renasant Convention Center

Undergraduate Ceremony for the Classes of 2020 & 2021 at 10:00 am 
Speaker: Emily Greer, Chief Administrative Officer of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Graduate Ceremony for the Classes of 2020 & 2021 at 3:00 pm 
Speaker: Beverly Robertson, President & CEO of Greater Memphis Chamber

Renasant Convention Center
255 N. Main Street, Memphis, TN (parking garage entrance on N. Front Street)
Renasant Convention Center is a GBAC STAR-accredited facility.

Baccalaureate Mass 

Friday, May 28 • 7:00 pm 
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

You and two supporters are cordially invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass on May 28, 2021, 7:00 pm, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (1695 Central Avenue). The event celebrates the accomplishments of our graduates, both Bachelor’s and Master’s candidates from the Classes of 2020 and 2021. 

The Baccalaureate is a time to reflect on your Christian Brothers University experience.  This event is for graduates and supporters of all faiths and degree programs. Reservations are required, as are masks.  Everyone will also be required to complete the online COVID-19 assessment prior to entry.  

Undergraduates should wear regalia robe only; do not bring your cap. Graduate students should wear regalia robe and hood; please do not bring your cap. 

The graduate will receive a complimentary professional photo and families will have the opportunity to take photos.  

CBU Graduation Fair: For Classes 2020 & 2021 

Monday, April 26 & Tuesday, April 27 •  4:00-7:00 pm 
(This is a come-and-go event. Please choose one date to attend) 

Graduates are to pull into the Central Avenue Lot and arrive to the foyer of the Cooper-Wilson Center. Students will retrieve a packet of helpful information from the commencement planning team including information about the venue and ticketing; confirm measurements for regalia; and pick up graduation announcements. 

Academic Regalia Pick-Up 

Friday, May 21 • 11:30 am – 6:30 pm 

To ensure proper sizing, please submit your regalia sizes through the Graduate Information Form as soon as possible. 

BUC BBQ Celebration for the Class of 2021

Tuesday, May 25 • 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm 

RSVP Required: Graduating Seniors, Faculty, and Staff are invited

CBU Legacy Society Dinner (by invitation only) 

Thursday, May 27 • 6:00 pm 

Any student who has at least one family member who is an alumnus/a of CBU (undergraduate or graduate program) is considered a legacy. Students with legacy status should contact Torie Marion in the Office of Advancement at tmarion@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3541.  


Chair, Commencement Committee
Phone: (901) 321-3531
Email: wilson.phillips@cbu.edu

The University uses CBU email addresses only to send all official notifications regarding Commencement. If you do not check your CBU email frequently, please set your emails to forward to your personal account. CBU will not be able to send any notifications regarding commencement to personal email addresses.