2024 Commencement Exercises

Saturday, May 11 | 1:00 pm
Landers Center | 4560 Venture Drive | Southaven, Mississippi 38671

Christian Brothers University will celebrate the Class of 2024 with an in-person commencement exercise on May 11. Seating is general admission and while masks are not required, they are encouraged.

Parking for graduates and guests is complimentary on the Landers Center’s property.
Doors to the West Entrance (Landers Nissan Entrance) will open for graduates beginning at 11:00 am Graduates should arrive no later than 11:30 am.
Doors to the commencement venue will open at 11:30 am to the general public. The public should use one of the following entrances:
• North – Landers Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge Ram Entrance
• Northeast – Landers Buick GMC Entrance
• Southeast – Landers Ford Entrance

Christian Brothers University holds one commencement ceremony each academic year in May. Students graduating during the current academic year (Fall, Spring, or Summer) are eligible to participate in CBU’s Spring Commencement Ceremony. Unless granted special permission, fall and spring graduates may not defer their participation to another ceremony. Graduates completing their degree requirements during the Summer Semester may opt to participate in the Commencement Ceremony for the following year. Summer graduate and all deferral requests must be made to the Associate Registrar no later than February 1.


Live Stream Commencement here Streaming will start 1:00 pm, Saturday May 11

For guests unable to attend in person, the 2024 Commencement ceremony will be live-streamed here and on the CBU YouTube channel. The live stream will be available at the start of the ceremony and will be archived on YouTube for viewers.

Graduates should review the “Information for Graduates” link on this web page.

Countdown to Commencement

Wednesday, March 20 • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Or 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Sabbatini Lounge
(Come and go event.  Please choose one date to attend.)

If you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony, you must attend the Graduation Fair. You will receive your generic announcements and other pertinent details. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to sit for a cap and gown photo, order a class ring, speak with representatives from campus offices, and more.

Academic Regalia Pick-Up & BBQ

Wednesday, May 8 • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm or 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Sabbatini Lounge on the CBU Campus

Regalia Rental: The university provides the student with rental regalia for use during the annual commencement ceremony. The regalia for all students includes a one-size-fits-all cap with a tassel and a black robe. Master’s candidates also receive a degree-designated color hood. Upon the completion of the commencement ceremony, all participants must return the rented robe and hood.  You may keep your cap and tassel. 

Traditional academic regalia (cap and gown) is considered standard apparel for graduates at Commencement. Fraternity and sorority stoles, pins, etc., may be worn during the Commencement exercises and the Baccalaureate.

Remember: Wear something with pockets so you can carry your wallet and phone. To make it through the area without incident or tripping, we recommend wearing closed-toe shoes and avoiding heels.

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

Baccalaureate Mass 

Friday, May 10 • 7:00 pm 
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (1695 Central Avenue)

You and your family are cordially invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass on May 10 at 7:00 pm at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The event celebrates the accomplishments of our graduates – Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s candidates from the Class of 2024. Baccalaureate is a time to reflect on your Christian Brothers University experience and is open to for all graduates and supporters to attend. Most Reverend David P. Talley, MSW, JCD, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, will celebrate the Mass.

Families will have the opportunity to take photos and will receive a free professional photo at the reception after the Mass. We hope that you can make this event a highlight of your graduation experience!

Registration for the Baccalaureate Mass is required. Please click here.

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.


Please note, unless otherwise specified, questions regarding Commencement should always be sent to commencement@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.