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Graduation Frequently Asked Questions

What is the date and location of graduation?

Spring 2011 graduation will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Graduation will take place on the Seminary Lawn on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, located at 2825 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40280.

What time does graduation begin?

Graduation begins at 10:00 a.m. and lasts for about 2 to 2½ hours.

Who will be speaking at graduation?

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, the president of Southern Seminary, will be the graduation speaker. Dr. Mohler serves as the ninth president of SBTS, and he has been recognized by such influential publications as Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals. Dr. Mohler also serves as the Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary.

Do I need a ticket for admission to graduation?

There is not a required ticket for guest admission to graduation. However, should inclement weather cause graduation to be moved to Alumni Chapel, only guests with rain passes will be admitted due to limited seating. 

Is there suggested guest attire for graduation?

Most guests dress in dressy-casual attire. Dress with an eye for weather and comfort. Graduation will be held outdoors. 

Will accommodations be made for mothers of young children?

Yes. Honeycutt 224 and 226 will broadcast live feed of graduation for parents of young children.

Where may I park to attend the graduation ceremony?

Guests may park in the Honeycutt Center parking lot or in the student parking lots behind the library on the west side of campus. A shuttle service will be available from the lower parking lots to the Seminary Lawn. Legacy Hotel guests may park in the lot for The Legacy Hotel parking spaces. (Campus Map

Is handicapped parking available?

Handicapped parking is available in Faculty/Staff parking lot located to the front left of Norton Hall. (Campus Map)

Is handicapped seating available for the graduation ceremony?

Handicapped seating is available. Please contact Whitney Alexander at 502-897-4205 or to make a reservation for Spring 2011 graduation.

Where can I stay overnight in Louisville, Kentucky?

 The Legacy Hotel offers modern amenities, friendly service, and high-tech capabilities on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Legacy Hotel is within walking distance of the Seminary Lawn where graduation will be held. Guests may call or go online to make a reservation with The Legacy Hotel.

What if I cannot attend the graduation ceremony?

Guests and family unable to attend the ceremony may view graduation live on the Faith Channel (channel 19 on local cable in Louisville) or streamed live at

Who may I contact for additional information about graduation?

Email Whitney Alexander, the executive secretary to the vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Life, at or call 502-897-4205.

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