Montreat College will engage in December Commencement exercises at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 14 in Anderson Auditorium in Montreat, NC. Montreat will welcome Dr. Sanford Shugart, president of Valencia College, as the keynote speaker for Commencement.

Montreat College will award diplomas to 115 students who have completed undergraduate and graduate degrees. Mr. Brenton Bent, School of Adult and Graduate Studies graduate, and Ms. Bethany Hirz, School of Arts and Sciences graduate, will give addresses to their class.

The College will award an honorary degree to Dr. Sanford “Sandy” Shugart.

Graduates and their families are invited to the annual Graduate BBQ Luncheon on Saturday, December 14 at 11:30 a.m. in Howerton Dining Hall. The luncheon is free for graduates and $7.50 for family and friends.

December Commencement photographs will be available for purchase from Callia Photography. To view and order images from Commencement, go to, click on the “kids and seniors” link, click on the “client proofing” tab and enter the password “graduation.” Photos will be available on December 28, 2013.

For directions to the main campus and a campus map, click here.