Commencement FAQs

  • Q: Where can I stay?

    A: We suggest several venues near the campus:

    Best Western
    1321 N. 14th Street, Leesburg
    Phone: 352-460-0118Hampton 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: 352-742-1600Mission 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 Lake Receptions:Lake Receptions

    Lake 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 1⁄2 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 1⁄2 mile and you will see a sign for “Lake Receptions.” Turn right into the parking lot.

  • 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 videotaped and DVDs available for purchase through the Office of Institutional Development.