Ceremony Details

Graduation for the Fall class of 2023 and the Spring class of 2024 will be held May 4, 2024 at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center at 11:00 a.m. EST.



Commencement Speaker

Khalilah Cooper is vice president of brand strategy, advertising and media at Chick-fil-A, Inc., where she focuses daily on building a brand that inspires people to take good care of each other. Having joined the company in 2013, Cooper is passionate about growing the Chick-fil-A brand to have a positive influence domestically and internationally. Prior to her current role, Cooper led the restaurant design team supporting a talented group of designers, architects and engineers. Prior to leading the design team, she spent more than eight years leading strategy, innovation and execution efforts centered on the customer experience at Chick-fil-A. Cooper also helped establish Women in Business at Chick-fil-A. Before joining Chick-fil-A, Cooper was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, serving consumer-packaged goods, retail and nonprofit clients to help solve complex business challenges with a focus on marketing, organizational design and e-commerce. She originally joined McKinsey as a summer associate and rejoined the firm full time after graduating from Harvard Business School.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from Cornell University, Cooper joined Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products as a scientist and later transitioned into a go-to-market leader role for the Aveeno® brand. At Johnson & Johnson, she led new product launches, cost improvement projects, and multiple reformulations across a variety of well-known brands.

A native of Chicago, Cooper has a passion for educational equality and youth-focused mentorship – particularly within underserved communities. She serves as a mentor for aspiring leaders and is also a Sunday School teacher for preschoolers and middle schoolers. She is also member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., has served as an undergraduate interviewer for Harvard University, and has served on the board for multiple education-based organizations, including Landmark Christian School. Cooper now lives in Fayetteville, Georgia, with her husband, Edwin, and two sons, Aiden and Ethan.

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.