The commencement ceremony is a profound rite of passage. We invite you, your friends, and your family to celebrate your graduation at one of our commencement ceremonies.

Winter 2014 Commencement | MARCH 15, 2014

Commencement Ceremonies

10 a.m. CDT, 11 a.m. EDT

School of Business and Technology
School of Education
School of Undergraduate Studies

2:30 p.m. CDT, 3:30 p.m. EDT

Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Public Service Leadership

View the complete schedule

Travel Information

Hotel Reservations:

A block of rooms have been reserved for March 13-15, 2014. The special room rate will be available until February 21, 2014 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Booking a reservation is simple. You may call the Group reservation number at 1-877-901-6632 and request the Capella University rate.

Update: as of January 3, the Capella room block is sold out. However, cancellations may occur, so please check back with the hotel.

You may also consider the following hotels located within walking distance to the Music City Center, site of the Commencement ceremonies:

Hilton Hotel, Nashville

Hyatt Place Nashville

Omni Hotel (Friday only 3/14)

Delta Air Lines Code

Capella University's partner in the skies, Delta Air Lines, offers a discount for the upcoming Capella Commencement, for U.S./Canada originating passengers using the Published Fare. Please note that the discount code will only work for verified dates of travel surrounding the official Capella commencement event. The discount may not be applicable to all fares.

Reservations and ticketing is available via www.delta.com or by calling the Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. Please note that a direct ticketing charge will apply for booking by phone. When booking online, select Meeting Event Code and enter the Meeting ID NMGST

Car Rentals

Please reference AWD#J991532 when placing your reservation at 1-800-331-1600 or www.avis.com


Family and friends who can't attend in person can participate by watching the event live at: www.capella.edu/watchcommencement.

Ceremony Ticket Information

Capella University wants to provide each guest an equal opportunity to celebrate their graduate's accomplishments. Each guest must have a ticket to attend a commencement ceremony. Each graduate will receive their guest tickets upon check in, at the registration desk. There is no limit to how many tickets you may request.

General seating for the commencement ceremony begins 30 minutes prior to the ceremony start. All guests should plan to be seated at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the commencement ceremony. Late seating is at the discretion of the ushers.

Guests requiring special services such as disability seating are asked to arrive 45 minutes prior to the ceremony start time. Please prearrange special seating by emailing Commencement before March 3, 2014.

Capella Store

Pick up a gift for a Capella Graduate—or show your Capella Spirit with great apparel at the online Capella Store. Start shopping now.

2014 SUMMER Commencement

The Summer Commencement ceremonies will take place in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Please check back for details beginning May 2014.