Commencement

Celebrating Dedication and Service to Community

Photo Opportunities

About Commencement

Our comprehensive graduation celebrations will take place May 4, 2022- May 7, 2022, with our large institutional celebration on Friday, May 6 at 10am at loanDepot park in Miami. Each School and College will hold a more intimate ceremony on campus, where graduates will have their individual accomplishments visibly recognized.

Some college/school events on campus will likely have capacity limits, and tickets will be required. More information on ticketing and events will be shared as it is available.

Commencement Program Spring 2022

Congratulations, Graduates! We look forward to honoring your accomplishment and celebrating with you in May 2022.

Commencement Events & Ceremonies

Baccalaureate Mass & Rose and Candle Ceremony

Thursday, May 5, 2022 6:00pm
Shepard & Ruth K. Broad Performing Arts Center

The Baccalaureate Mass is a celebration of graduation, and the Rose and Candle Ceremony symbolizes the bonds of friendship and the sending forth of the graduates. Graduates exchange a candle, the symbol of wisdom and knowledge, with a Barry student of their choice. In return, graduates receive a rose as a symbol of love and friendship.

Graduates are encouraged to wear their academic robes, without hoods or caps.

Livestream on Barry University's Facebook page


Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 6, 2022 10am
loanDepot park
501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125

This celebration will include all the Schools and Colleges that traditionally participate in main campus graduation and will feature invited speakers as well as honorary degree recipients.

We are pleased to share that the ceremony will also stream live at barry.edu/live so friends and family near and far can celebrate.

Commencement Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipients
Parking, Entrances and Event Protocols


School and College Ceremonies and Program Events

We hope you are getting excited to attend your upcoming School or College graduation celebration on Main Campus! With limited capacity at each venue, all of the Main Campus ceremonies will stream live on Barry University’s Facebook page, so all your friends and family can participate in the celebration.

Please note, there is no overflow seating at School and Campus ceremonies. Only ticketed guests and graduates who RSVP’d to participate in the ceremony will have in-person access to the events.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

  • 6pm: Theology and Philosophy Commissioning and Recognition Ceremony
    Cor Jesu Chapel

Friday, May 6, 2022

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Hotel Information

The list provided on the link below represents hotels that offers guests of Barry University special rates. (These special rates are based on availability). Additionally, please note that transportation is not provided from hotels to Barry University. Commencement weekend is a busy weekend in Miami, so graduates are encouraged to also look for options on airbnb or Vrbo.

View Hotel Information

Photo Opportunities

Pictures with the President

Come to Main Campus during Cap & Gown pickup to have a graduation portrait taken and also get your photo with President Allen.

President Allen wants to be the first to congratulate you! Stop by Landon Events Room in your cap & gown during one of the times below for your graduation moment photo with President Allen.

We will have a photographer to capture the moment and graduates are also welcome to have someone join them to snap a photo.

Monday, May 2, 1pm-2pm and 5pm-6pm
Tuesday, May 3, 2pm-3pm
Wednesday, May 4, 10am-11am
Thursday, May 5, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Photos with the President will be uploaded to a photo gallery and a download link will be emailed to all graduates once the gallery is available.


Graduation Portraits

A photographer will also be available during Cap & Gown pickup for individual graduation portraits.  Picture package information can be found HERE.

Making a difference one gown at a time!

Barry University Bachelor and Masters graduates wear a gown that is totally recyclable. Each Eco-Friendly gown reduces the amount of material recycled by using 27 plastic bottles that will not end up in a landfill. Along with saving bottles from the landfill, each gown gives back to the Environment and introduces another avenue for sustainability.

Cap & Gown Distribution

Summer and Fall 2021 graduates who do not already have their Cap & Gown may only pick them up at the Main Campus during the distribution dates and times listed below.

Spring 2022 graduates who attended in-person classes at either Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Melbourne or Jacksonville campus, may pick up their Cap & Gown at their respective location.

Spring 2022 graduates, who attended class in-person or online, may pick up their Cap & Gown at the Main Campus during the distribution dates and times listed below.

Summer 2022 graduates who have requested to participate in May, who attended class in-person or online, may pick up their Cap & Gown at the Main Campus during the distribution dates and times listed below.

Dates for Distribution at the Main Campus, Landon Events Room, are:

May 2, Noon-7pm
May 3 and 4, 9am-7pm
May 5, 9am-4pm

For any questions about Cap & Gown and distribution, please send an email to graduation@barry.edu.

Any graduates interested in purchasing class rings, diploma frames, or personalized graduation announcements can use the same website to order, and if there are any questions, graduates can contact Herff Jones directly at (305) 271-6769 or hjcollegefl@aol.com.

Graduation Dates/Deadlines

Fall 2021 – Fall 2022

Graduation Term
Graduation Term Code
Degree Conferral Date
Deadline To Apply
Commencement Date
Fall A
21/GF
October 09, 2021
September 17, 2021
May 6, 2022
Fall
21/04
December 11, 2021
October 29, 2021
May 6, 2022
Spring A
22/GS
March 5, 2022
January 13, 2022
May 6, 2022
Spring — Podiatry
22/P1
May 6, 2022
January 21, 2022
April 30, 2022
Spring
22/01
May 6, 2022
January 21, 2022
May 6, 2022
Summer I
22/02
June 25, 2022
May 20, 2022
TBD
Summer II
22/SU
August 13, 2022
July 15, 2022
TBD
Fall A
22/04
October 08, 2022
October 28, 2022
TBD
Fall
22/04
December 09, 2022
October 28, 2022
TBD

Fall 2021 – Fall 2022

Graduation Term
Fall A
Graduation Term Code
21/GF
Degree Conferral Date
October 09, 2021
Deadline To Apply
September 17, 2021
Commencement Date
May 6, 2022
Fall
Graduation Term Code
21/04
Degree Conferral Date
December 11, 2021
Deadline To Apply
October 29, 2021
Commencement Date
May 6, 2022
Spring A
Graduation Term Code
22/GS
Degree Conferral Date
March 5, 2022
Deadline To Apply
January 13, 2022
Commencement Date
May 6, 2022
Spring — Podiatry
Graduation Term Code
22/P1
Degree Conferral Date
May 6, 2022
Deadline To Apply
January 21, 2022
Commencement Date
April 30, 2022
Spring
Graduation Term Code
22/01
Degree Conferral Date
May 6, 2022
Deadline To Apply
January 21, 2022
Commencement Date
May 6, 2022
Summer I
Graduation Term Code
22/02
Degree Conferral Date
June 25, 2022
Deadline To Apply
May 20, 2022
Commencement Date
TBD
Summer II
Graduation Term Code
22/SU
Degree Conferral Date
August 13, 2022
Deadline To Apply
July 15, 2022
Commencement Date
TBD
Fall A
Graduation Term Code
22/04
Degree Conferral Date
October 08, 2022
Deadline To Apply
October 28, 2022
Commencement Date
TBD
Fall
Graduation Term Code
22/04
Degree Conferral Date
December 09, 2022
Deadline To Apply
October 28, 2022
Commencement Date
TBD

Diploma

Your diploma will not be awarded at the time of Commencement. You will receive your diploma approximately six weeks after the date of graduation, either through the mail or by picking it up at the Office of the Registrar.

Exit Interviews

Have you borrowed Federal Student Loans?

If you are graduating and have borrowed Federal student loans, you are required by Federal regulations to fill out a student Loan Exit Interview prior to graduation. 

You may also visit a Financial Aid Counselor to discuss important information regarding repayment of your student loan repayment options, deferments, forbearance, consolidation, your legal rights and responsibilities, and to provide helpful tips in managing your student loans.

Exit Interview

Undergraduates Only Graduating With Honors

In order to qualify for graduation with Honors, an undergraduate student must have taken a minimum of 56 credit hours at Barry carrying letter grades of A, B, C, or D, and must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above.

Only courses taken at Barry are computed in determining honors. The GPA will be rounded using the third decimal place.

Honors Cords: Barry graduates do not wear special cords if they are graduating with honors.

 

Students who are elected to National Honor Societies receive honor cords from the moderators of the respective honor society.

Honor Cords

  • Barry

    Cum Laude

    Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50
  • Barry

    Magna Cum Laude

    Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.70
  • Barry

    Summa Cum Laude

    Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.90

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