Ceremony Details

Point University’s fall 2021 commencement ceremony will be held on December 18 at Church of the Highlands – Auburn East Campus in Auburn, Alabama, at 3:00 p.m. CST/4:00 p.m. EST.

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

COVID-19 guidelines for the ceremony are as follows:

  • Faculty, staff and students will be required to wear a mask at graduation. However, students can remove their masks to walk across the stage.
  • Guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

 

Commencement Speaker

Our speaker for the fall 2021 commencement ceremony will be Rob Parker, president of the Town at Trilith, a 235-acre master-planned residential and mixed-use community located in south metro Atlanta, Georgia, adjacent to Trilith Studios. He has more than 35 years of experience in organizational leadership on a local, national and international level. Parker has worked closely with Fortune 500 CEOs, philanthropists, sports and entertainment figures, foundation leaders, and government officials in the U.S. and around the world. Prior to becoming a town planner/developer, Parker served as chief executive officer of Southern Ground, leading both the business and philanthropic efforts of three-time Grammy-winning, multi-platinum artist, Zac Brown and Zac Brown Band. As part of that assignment, he helped raise millions to build Camp Southern Ground. Prior to joining the Southern Ground family, Parker served as a chief executive officer with Boys & Girls Clubs, Kiwanis International and Ronald McDonald House Charities. He currently serves on the board of the National Town Builders Association (NTBA), is active in the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), and serves as Chairman of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. Parker is a talented public speaker on a diverse set of topics, including town building, leadership, organizational development, philanthropy, personal organization and human flourishing. He is a graduate of Messiah College and Gonzaga University. Parker and his wife, Stephanie, live in Fayetteville, Georgia, near their two children, AJ and Andrea, and three grandchildren.

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.

FAQs

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?
Due to the number of graduates and expected guests, tickets will be required for all guests, including children. All graduates will receive six tickets.

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