Participants Information

142nd Commencement Ceremony
Belmont Curb Event Center
May 20, 2017

Parking and Robing Information

2017 Commencement Program

The Meharry Medical College 142nd Commencement Ceremony officially starts at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Belmont Curb Event Center.  Faculty, Staff and Graduates participating in the processional are strongly encouraged to arrive by 7:30 am. The doors to the general public open at  8:00 a.m Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Placeholding in the general seating area will not be permitted.

Designated Robing Areas

Robing Rooms are as follows:

Graduates & School Marshals -Curb Athletic Corridor

Faculty & Staff -Curb General Corridor (1st Corridor on Left)

Board of Trustees, Executive Leadership, and Platform Guests and 25/50 Year Alumni -Beaman Meeting Rooms A & B

Only assigned alumni and staff will have access to the main floor prior to the start of the ceremony.

Directional signage will be provided for your convenience.

Grand Rehearsal

Grand Rehearsal will be held on Monday, May 15th at 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Grand Rehearsal is mandatory for all graduates and is open to your guest.

Attire for Graduates

Regalia must be worn by all graduates. Regalia must be returned within 90 minutes following the conclusion of the Commencement Ceremony.


Parking for graduates, administration, alumni, and guests will be located in the general parking area of the Curb, Johnson and Threalkill garages of the Belmont University campus at no cost to you.

Transportation to the Curb Event Center will be provided from the Nashville Airport Marriott and Meharry Medical College.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access to the Curb Event Center is available.

Handicap parking is available at the Belmont Curb Event Center.


The professional photographers on duty will take 2 photographs of each graduate.  Information for purchase will be provided during the May 15th Grand Rehearsal.