Commencement FAQs

  • Q: Where can I stay?

    A: We suggest several venues near the campus:

    Brownwood Hotel & Spa
    3003 Brownwood Blvd
    The Villages, FL 32163
    Phone: 352-626-1246

    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

  • Q: Where will Commencement take place?

    A: The Commencement Ceremony will be staged at Brownwood Hotel & Spa:

    Brownwood Hotel & Spa
    3003 Brownwood Blvd.
    The Villages, FL 32163
    Phone: 352-626-1246

    Directions from Beacon College: (10.2 miles)
    Head west on E Main St toward S Palmetto St, continue onto FL-44W, Brownwood will be on the right.
    Directions from Orlando International Airport: (57 miles)

    Get on FL-528 W/FL-528 Toll W, Use the right lane to take the ramp onto FL-528 W/FL-528 Toll W, take exit 4 for Florida’s Turnpike toward US-17/US-92/US-441/Orange Blossom Tr, keep right, follow signs for Florida’s Turnpike N and merge onto Florida’s Turnpike, Take Florida’s Turnpike to S Main St in Wildwood. Take exit 304 from Florida’s Turnpike, take exit 304 toward Wildwood, Merge onto S Main St, Turn right onto FL-44 E

  • Q: Will photos be available?
    A: A professional photographer will be present to take a studio portrait of each graduate before the ceremony and photographs of each graduate receiving his/her diploma from President Hagerty. As part of the graduation fee, each graduate will receive a 10×8 photo along with his/her diploma in the mail. Photos of students walking across the stage will be posted to the Beacon College website. Family and friends are welcome to take pictures with their graduate before and after the ceremony.
  • Q: Will video recordings of the ceremony be available?
    A: The Commencement ceremony will be livestreamed. A link for the livestream will be available on the commencement page of the website the day prior to the ceremony.