Emmaus Graduation & Commencement
Israel Chavez- Dean of Student Development
Dear Emmaus Parents:

Hello from Emmaus Bible College, I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight a few end-of-the-year events that we trust you’ll be able to attend.

First, on Friday, May 10, 2019 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.

Prior to the Baccalaureate Ceremony, you are invited to a special hors d'oeuvres reception to be held in our dining hall from 5:30-7:00pm. This is an enjoyable time for students and their family to mix and mingle with Emmaus faculty, staff, and friends. Adults - $10 per person; Children, ages 4 – 12 - $5 per person; Children ages 3 and under are free. Graduating seniors and current resident students are free. Please RSVP to Allison Huenfeld-Wessels at ahuenefeld-wessels@emmaus.edu by April 26th.

Next, the 72nd Commencement of Emmaus Bible College will be held on Saturday, May 11th, at 10:30am in the Emmaus Marble Chapel. Doors will open at 9:30 am. This event is open to all family members and friends. Please plan to join us in celebrating with our graduates on the successful culmination of their Emmaus studies (including Certificate, Associates, and Bachelor’s degree students).

For your planning purposes, please be aware that breakfast on May 11th will be the last meal provided for resident students. There will be no lunch following Commencement ceremonies.

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:

  • Hannah Leavitt, Director of Residence Life
    563-588- 8000 x3015.
  • Becky Kraus, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs
    563-588- 8000 x3017


Israel Chavez 
V.P. and Dean for Student Development 
Emmaus Bible College 
Office | (563) 588-8000 ext.1122

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   Dubuque, IA 52001

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