Commencement 2016

Dr. George HagertyThe Beacon College Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2016 was held on May 7th at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora.

This year, Beacon College is proud to announce that for the 2015-2016 academic year, 26 Associate of Arts degrees and 37 Bachelor of Arts degrees are being conferred. Due to the size of our graduating class, space will be limited. The College will distribute only ten (10) guest admission tickets to each graduate. These tickets are free of charge. If you require more than ten, more tickets may be obtained from fellow graduates who may not need all of their tickets.

For the 2016 Commencement Ceremony, Beacon College will order academic regalia for each graduate. Regalia includes cap, gown, tassel, and hood and will be distributed to students once these items are received from our supplier, Jostens.

  • Commencement Photos

    Beacon Grads
    Commencement photos are now available. Find them on our Flickr page.

  • Graduation Memorabilia

    Parents wishing to purchase announcements, graduation rings, etc. can do so at the Jostens website.

  • Commencement Video

    We are excited to inform you that the 2016 Commencement Ceremony will be recorded by a professional videographer this year. As a result, you will be able to purchase a copy of the video (dvd). If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please use this link to place your order.

Commencement Videos Online

Beacon Grads Express Gratitude

Beacon students say “thank you” to all the people who helped them in their college journey from family and friends to the teachers and staff of Beacon College.

Beacon Grad Sings Her Thanks

The 2016 commencement exercises were capped by new Beacon College grad Janine Martin’s heartfelt a cappella rendition of Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up.”

Hotels / Accommodations

 (Be sure to ask for the “Beacon College” rate.)

Best Western
1321 N. 14th Street, Leesburg
Phone: 352-460-0118

Hampton Inn
9630 U.S. Hwy. 441, Leesburg
Phone: 352-315-1053

Holiday Inn Express
3601 W. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares
Please use discount code: IPUJ7
Phone: 352-742-1600

Mission Inn
10400 County Road 48, Howey-in-the-Hills
Phone: 800-874-9053

About Lake Receptions

Lake ReceptionsLake Receptions
4425 Hwy 19A
Mt. Dora, FL 32757

Tel: (352) 357-8223

Directions from Leesburg

Travel south on Hwy 441 through Tavares into Eustis. Your landmarks are a Denny’s and Tire Kingdom. Take a right after Tire Kingdom and continue up the ramp to the stop sign. (This exit is marked 19N, 44E, 19A.) Take a right and continue less than ½ mile. You will see a sign for “Lake Receptions.” Turn to the right and continue into the parking lot.

Directions from Orlando

Travel Hwy 441 north towards Mt. Dora. Continue on into Eustis, and your landmark is a Comfort Inn on the left-hand side of the road. You will see an overpass. Travel underneath it and immediately after there will be an exit for Hwy 19A South. Take the right on 19A and travel back across the overpass. Continue straight on 19A less than ½ mile and you will see a sign for “Lake Receptions.” Turn right into the parking lot.