Beacon College Commencement – Class of 2017
May 5 & 6, 2017

Parents and Grandparents Reception

Friday, May 5, 2017
Beacon College Student Center
Main Street, Leesburg
5:00 – 6:00 pm


Saturday, May 6, 2017
Lake Receptions
4425 N Highway 19A, Mount Dora (directions)
9:30 am:  graduate check-in, photographs, line up
11:00 am:  Ceremony
Speaker:  The Hon. Tom Harkin, Former United States Senator, Iowa

Caps & Gowns

Will be ordered and distributed by the College at no additional charge.


There are no tickets required for the ceremony. Graduates are welcome to invite as many guests as they would like.

Announcements, Graduation Rings and Memorabilia

May be ordered online from Jostens.


In 2017, the College will be conferring:

  • 26 Associate of Arts degrees
  • 37 Bachelor of Arts degrees

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

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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.