Surrounded by family, friends, faculty, staff, alumni, trustee, and students, King University commencement is filled with the sounds of laughter, applause, and bagpipes as students complete their full circle of education.
Spring commencement ceremonies are held at the main campus in Bristol, TN. Fall commencement ceremonies are held at Viking Hall Civic Center, Bristol, TN.
Watch the Event Live
The morning and afternoon ceremonies will both be available via live streaming for those unable to attend in person. Live streams should begin broadcasting approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.
Tune in live at any of the following links:
Frequently Asked Questions
Please arrive at the ceremony by 8:30 a.m.
The bookstore will open at 10:00 a.m. and close 30 minutes after the graduation ceremony ends.
Cap and gowns will be available the day of commencement.
Please note — We do not iron regalia. Waiting until the day of commencement to retrieve your cap and gown may result in wrinkled regalia.
Yes, we have handicap parking available. When coming through the check-in process, please notify Security that you require handicap parking. Even if you have a handicap tag on your car, please inform security so you can be issued a handicap parking pass from King.
If commencement cannot be held because of extreme inclement weather, the ceremony must be canceled. No indoor facility on campus can accommodate the graduating class and guests. Every reasonable effort will be made to hold commencement as planned.
If it is raining or rain is forecast on commencement day, graduates and guests should come prepared with appropriate rain gear. Ponchos, raincoats, and something to cover wet seats are advised. Umbrellas are not permitted in seating during the ceremony.
If weather is severe enough (heavy rain, thunderstorms, tornado watch/warning) to necessitate a delay in the start of the ceremony, instructions will be announced through the University’s emergency text messaging system and on-site to graduates and guests. After delaying the ceremony for as much as 90 minutes, if the forecast indicates no change in the severity of the weather, cancellation of the ceremony will be announced, and an announcement will be made about how diplomas will be distributed.
If the ceremony is underway but is interrupted by severe weather, graduates and guests should follow instructions as announced. It is advised that you prearrange a meeting place with your family and guests in case the ceremony is canceled.
Shuttle services on campus will be provided. More information about parking can be found here: https://www.king.edu/about/offices/security-and-safety/parking/special-event-parking/commencement-parking/