Emmaus Graduation Weekend
Lisa Beatty, VP for Academic Affairs
Dear Emmaus Parents:

Hello from Emmaus Bible College.  Preparations are underway to celebrate our  2020 and 2021 graduating classes during Commencement Weekend.  This weekend is a highlight in our academic year; full of time for reflection, celebration, and thanksgiving. We are diligently planning these events with the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and guests in mind.

On Friday, May 7, 2021 at 7:30 PM, the Emmaus Bible College Baccalaureate Ceremony will take place in the Emmaus Marble Chapel. This special event is designed to honor our graduates with outstanding achievement and academic merit. It is also a time to exhort and charge the graduating seniors from scripture before they receive their degrees and leave campus as alumnus/ae. This is a special time where we say “well done” to this year’s graduates. 

In order to comply with best practices for social distancing, we will be limiting attendance for this event to our faculty and graduating students. Family of graduates can RSVP to be able to watch a live stream of the event from other spaces on campus; e.g. classrooms and the Glock Auditorium (RSVP is now closed).

Watch the 2021 Baccalaureate live stream:

The 73rd and 74th combined Commencement Exercises of Emmaus Bible College will be held on Saturday, May 8th, at 10:30am at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, IA.  Doors will open at 9:30 am. Please plan to join us in celebrating our graduates upon the successful culmination of their Emmaus studies (including Certificate, Associates, and Bachelor’s degree students). 

In order to comply with best practices for social distancing, we will be limiting attendance for this event to families of our graduating students. Each graduate will receive an allotted number of seats for family members to attend this event.

Watch the 2021 Commencement live stream:


Some local hotels we recommend in Dubuque are the following:
Please note that hotels fill up fast with four colleges in Dubuque that generally hold commencement on the same weekend.

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel/Suites @ 563-556-4600
  • Country Inn and Suites @ 563-583-2500
  • Baymont Inn and Suites @ 563-582-3752
  • Hampton Inn @ 563-690-2005

If you have any additional questions regarding the Commencement weekend events, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can reach out to:

  • Becky Kraus, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs
    563-588-8000 x3017


Dr. Lisa Beatty
Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs
Office | (563) 588-8000 ext.1103

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   Dubuque, IA 52001

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