149th Commencement

Your Time Is Coming UP!


The Fisk Commencement committee is looking forward to welcoming our degree candidates from the mighty class of 2023 on Monday, May 1, 2023, as they celebrate their graduation from the Illustrious Fisk University.

At this time, and as long as safety permits, we hope to celebrate this celebration in person, on the Grove, and following tradition, complete with all the regalia, pomp, circumstance, and processions that we have come to anticipate as a Fisk Family.

Details are still being finalized, but we intend to publish updates here, on this page, and through our student affairs partners across the institution.

We would want to express our heartfelt appreciation to individuals on and off campus who have prioritized the health of our students, professors, staff, and alumni over the desire to congregate on and off campus during the pandemic, as we all wish we could. We are, however, energized to be moving forward with plans to celebrate in person as a community finally.

Fisk University will Hold the 149th Commencement Ceremony at Fisk University at 9:00 AM. Graduates will be given tickets for the event (We will update this section once the amount is finalized). 


149th Commencement Ceremony Speaker:

Grant Hill


A total of four tickets in the reserved seating section will be given to each graduating senior. Any additional guests will be seated in the overflow sections on the lawn surrounding the ceremony.

*the number of tickets is subject to change. COVID-19 Requirements Please review the COVID-19 requirements outlined below for special event accommodations. COVID-19 Requirements for Commencement As you prepare for your visit to Fisk University’s Commencement 2023, there are a few things to know. First, the health and safety of guests and graduates is our top priority. To ensure a safe experience for all, please consider the following:
  • It is recommended that all participants be fully vaccinated or have had a negative COVID-19 result within 24 hours prior to the ceremony.
  • Guests may be required to complete a symptom screening upon entry.
  • Masking is mandatory, particularly in areas where social distancing is not possible or large crowds are present.