Spring 2023 Commencement

Commencement Ceremony information is below. Click here for academic information about graduation.



Saturday, May 13, 2023, 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

  • Doors open at 1:00 pm. (EDT)
  • Candidates should report to the front desk (lobby) at 1:00 p.m. (EDT)


Friday, May 12, 2023, 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

(SAS graduates are expected to attend rehearsal. AGS graduates are encouraged to attend if available.)


Anderson Auditorium
303 Lookout Rd
Montreat, NC 28757


  • Each graduate is allotted 5 tickets for commencement. Due to higher than anticipated graduate participation in our commencement ceremony, each eligible graduate (AGS & SAS) who reserves tickets after 3/30/2023 will be allotted up to 5 FREE tickets for Commencement.¬†
  • Reservations for guests are required.
  • Handicapped Guests: Anderson Auditorium is wheelchair accessible. Ample parking is available. See a parking attendant for directions.


Business casual attire is appropriate under the gown. Flat soled shoes are recommended in the event the processional lines up outdoors on grass. Extended periods of standing should be expected so comfort is the order of the day.

Regalia (cap, gown, tassel) should be ordered from Herff Jones by Monday, March 13. It should be shipped to a personal address, either campus or home. Montreat will not receive/distribute regalia. Optionally, undergraduates may wear a matte black high school cap and gown.

Tip: The gown should be removed from its packaging and ironed or steamed to remove wrinkles. Professional dry cleaners can iron gowns for a fee.


Download professional photographs of commencement (requires login with @montreat.edu address).

Guest Lodging

Those wanting overnight accommodations may check the lodging page to search for properties in Black Mountain, Swannanoa, or Asheville. Those located in west and south Asheville are within a 30 minute drive of the Montreat Campus.