Ceremony Details

Point University’s next commencement ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. on May 6, 2023, at Unity Baptist Church in Newnan, Georgia.

The ceremony will also be live streamed on Point’s YouTube channel. The videos will be available to view after the ceremony, as well.

COVID-19 guidelines for the ceremony are as follows:

  • Masks are optional.

Commencement Speaker

Our spring 2023 speaker will be Mr. Cliff Rash. Rash is a native of Kilmichael, Mississippi. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Army, where he worked in the electronic field as a land combat missile technician. His military career allowed him to serve in a variety of U.S. states, as well as in Hanau, Germany; Camp Casey, Korea, with several deployments to Kuwait after Operation Desert Storm; Bosnia, in response to the Bosnian War; and Iraq, after September 11.

Rash retired from the U.S. Army as a sergeant first class in March 2014, after more than 23 years of service. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministries from Point in 2016, then a master’s degree in transformative ministry in 2021. He currently serves as care pastor at the Henderson campus of Compassion Christian Church in Savannah, Georgia.

Rash and his wife, Donna, whom he met while serving in the Army, have been married almost 23 years. Donna also earned a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministries from Point in 2016. They have three children: Tatjuana, Roshanna and Joshua. Roshanna and Joshua are both graduating from Point this spring.

Ordering Regalia

Graduates will receive a direct link to a prepaid cap and gown ordering page from the Registrar’s Office. Contact point.registrar@point.edu if you have specific questions about cap and gown orders.


When will I receive my diploma?
Graduates can expect to receive their diplomas within four to six weeks after commencement, assuming all graduation requirements are met and the student has been cleared with the Student Billing Office.

What name will be on my diploma?
Your diploma will have the name listed on your student portal. If you would like to make changes to that, please email point.registrar@point.edu.

Where can I pick up my diploma?
Students will have their diplomas mailed to the address listed on their student portal accounts. If you need to make changes, please email point.registrar@point.edu.

Do I have to participate in the ceremony?
No, students are not required to walk in commencement.

Do I have to pay the graduation fee?
Yes, all students must pay the graduation fee regardless of their intent to participate in the commencement ceremony.

What do I wear under my cap and gown?
We ask students to wear business casual attire, preferably dark clothing. Comfortable shoes are preferred, but heels are acceptable.

How many guests can I bring?
All graduates will receive information regarding the number of tickets and guests permitted.

Will there be a live stream?
Yes! The ceremony will be live streamed so all of the Point community can enjoy.