Information for Students

Spring Commencement

May 7, 2021
3 p.m.
Barker-Lane Stadium

Campbell University is pleased to announce in-person commencement exercises for Spring 2021 graduates. The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ ceremony will be held May 7, 2021, at 3 p.m.

Events at Barker-Lane Stadium will require ticketed assigned seating. Guest tickets will be limited and quantities may vary by ceremony, depending on the number of participants. Finalized ticket numbers for individual ceremonies will be communicated by ceremony coordinators.

These events will occur rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, the events will be moved to a virtual format.

Under North Carolina’s COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing and face coverings will be required for all events. 

All ceremonies at Barker-Lane Stadium will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in-person ceremonies.

Spring/Fall 2020 Graduates

For 2020 graduates, plans are quickly coming together for a celebratory ceremony on Sunday, May 9 in Barker-Lane Stadium. Further details will be communicated in the coming weeks.

Monitoring COVID-19 Guidelines

As with any event or plan during pandemic times, the University continues to monitor ever-changing conditions and local, state, and federal health guidelines. The arrangements detailed in this message may be subject to change, depending on public health conditions and state regulations. We discourage guests from making any non-refundable travel arrangements. We appreciate your continued patience and will continue to communicate details as they are confirmed.


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  • Students will be arranged in assigned socially distanced seats on the field for the ceremony and are to remain in their seats at all times with the exception of being called to cross the stage.

  • All shoes worn on the field must be flat in nature. No high heels. Due to the turf on the stadium field, it is a health and safety risk.

  • Family members are to remain in their pod seating at all times.

  • Face coverings and social distancing will be required at all events.

  • Gates will open one hour before start time of each event. Instructions on parking, entering and exit procedures will be outlined with ticket distribution.

  • This is a reserved and ticketed event and is therefore not open to the public. Every person entering the Stadium must have a ticket.

  • Undergraduate Students Only: Tassels: Please wear your tassel on the right side of your cap/tam. Once everyone in your class has received his/her diploma from Dr. Adams, you will be instructed to turn your tassel to the left.
  • Please remind guests the importance of proper decorum; be respectful of all graduates and their “special moment.” We will celebrate together once all degreed candidates have been recognized.
  • Do not bring personal items. The university is not responsible for any items lost or stolen during the program.
  • Graduates must wear business professional attire to the ceremony.
  • Graduate Attire: Must wear cap (tam if appropriate), gown, tassel and hood (if applicable). Hoods will be placed over the arm for processional with the hood representing the highest degree on top. You may keep these items.
  • Decorating graduation caps is allowed as long as the decoration is “flat” and not raised on the cap.   
  • Each student will receive tickets for admission to the graduation ceremony. 
  • Handicapped parking and seating is available. If any other accommodations are needed, contact CPHS Graduation Committee at
  • If you are an international student who needs assistance with paperwork for U.S. Visas for families visiting for graduation, please contact Allison Shell in International Admissions.
  • Photography: The University will not allow guests in the aisle or near the stage for photographs due to safety concerns. 
  • A contracted photographer will be present and will take a photo of you once you have received your diploma/hood. The photography company will contact you following graduation about ordering these photos.
  • Watch graduation online – A live video of the commencement ceremony will be available. The online video will start at the beginning of the ceremony and can be accessed through the university’s website.

The spring 2021 CPHS commencement speaker is pharmacist, lawyer, and veteran, Dr. Reginal D. Harris.

Dr. Reginal D. Harris earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Cum Laude) in April 1997 from Florida A&M University and was sworn in as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force (Biomedical Services Corps). He achieved the rank of First Lieutenant before returning to civilian life. In August 2008, he earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Cum Laude) from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and in May 2018, a Juris Doctor degree (Cum Laude) from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

Harris founded InfoSource Communications in 1999, which was reorganized into a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and S Corporation in 2005.  The company provides exceptional professional services tailored to individuals, for-profit, nonprofit, educational, and governmental clients. Its areas of expertise include providing legal consultation, representation, and training in various areas of the law, corporate management, and leadership development. He started an educational scholarship fund in 2000, which has awarded nearly $70,000 to young American men of African, Hispanic, and Latino descent.

He is the founder and executive director of Helping Warriors Succeed, Inc. (HWS), a nonprofit established in 2012 to enhance the quality of life for veterans and their dependents.  HWS collaborates with other nonprofits to help alleviate the suffering of indigent and homeless veterans and to provide free business, financial, personal and professional development training, and legal representation. He volunteers as pro bono advocate with San Antonio Legal Services Association, Inc. where he provides legal consultation to those seeking services in the Veterans Advice Clinic or in the Tenant’s Rights Program.

He is a Texas licensed attorney admitted to practice before all Texas courts, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Board of Veterans Appeals, U. S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the Western District of Texas. He serves as “Of Counsel” for the Law Offices of Bell & White, PLLC (San Antonio). Dr. Harris’ practice areas include Appellate Law, Business Law, Contract Law, Consumer Protection, Expert Witness (Pharmacy & Health Law), Family Law, and Veterans Appeals. He completed a one-year Federal Judicial Externship with the Honorable Kenneth M. Hoyt, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Houston); a summer internship with Lonestar Legal Aid Inc. (AmeriCorps JD); an externship with the Innocence Project at Earl Carl Institute Policy and Social Justice (Houston); and a civil law clerkship at Roberts Markland LLP (Houston).

For more than 20 years, Harris has educated and mentored thousands of students, while serving as clinical or adjunct faculty for Florida A&M University, Northwest Vista College, Nova Southeastern University, San Antonio College, Texas A&M University (Kingsville), Texas Southern University, University of Colorado (Aurora), University of Florida, and University of the Incarnate Word. He has authored five books, eight e-books, seven CD-ROM training programs, six legal articles, and an Amicus brief that was accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court (2017).

His current professional affiliations include: American Pharmacists Association; Disabled American Veterans Roy B. Hodges Chapter #128; Florida A&M University National Alumni Association; Helping Warriors Succeed, Inc.; National Diamondback Pharmacy Alumni Association; San Antonio Bar Association; St. Mary’s School of Law Mentors Circles; Texas Bar Association; Texas Bar College; Texas Pro Bono College; Texas Southern University National Alumni Association; Texas Young Lawyers Association; and Thurgood Marshall School of Law Alumni Association.


Graduation Application

May 2021 Graduation Application – All potential graduation candidates please CLICK HERE to go to the University graduation page to apply for graduation or go to – Academics – Registrar’s Office – Apply for Graduation (this will land on the Registrar’s Office Graduation Information page).

May 2021 Graduation Application Deadline is March 22, 2021.

How to Apply:
The application process is completely online for all applicants. For the application form you will need the following:

  • Campbell University Issued Student ID
  • Degree you are pursuing
  • Major you are pursuing
  • Home Campus Location
  • Contact information you can be reached at including phone, email, and mailing address

*Students participating in Dual Degrees such as MBA/BBA, PharmD/MBA, BA/BBA, PharmD/MSCR, etc. will need to file 2 graduation applications, one for each degree.*

Graduation Regalia, Memorabilia & Diplomas

Cap and Gown

All graduation invitations and academic regalia (caps, gowns and hood (if applicable)) are available for purchase through the Barnes and Noble Campbell University Bookstore. Only university approved graduation apparel will be permitted at the ceremonies.

If you are receiving a dual degree, you have the option to purchase more than one hood.  Both hoods will be placed on your right arm for the ceremony with the highest degreed hood on top.  You will be hooded with your highest degreed hood and the other hood will remain on your arm.

You may place your regalia order over the phone at 910-893-1455. All ship orders can be placed through our regalia company’s website. There are two convenient ways of placing an order for academic regalia: on campus or online. Learn more >

Expect the following fees (not including shipping):

  • Bachelor – Cap/Gown/Tassel – $76.98
  • Master Degree Package – $119.98
  • Doctoral Degree Package – $215.98
  • The bookstore carries non-personalized graduation announcements and diploma frames.
  • Diploma Frames can also be ordered through the bookstore website.
  • For personalized announcements or class rings, contact Balfour at 1-866-225-3687 or order online.

Students will be notified if they have met the GPA requirements for graduating with honors. The GPA requirements for honors are as follows:

3.50 – Cum laude
3.70 – Magna cum laude
3.90 – Summa cum laude

The diploma that candidates receive during the graduation ceremony is not the official diploma. Diplomas will be distributed following the program. Please note the following:

  • If you apply after the graduation application deadline, we cannot promise that we will have a diploma for you on graduation day as your name had to be submitted in a subsequent diploma order.
  • If you are receiving an academic honor: Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Summa Cum Laude, we will not have your diploma on graduation day as your diploma will have to be reordered with the appropriate honor printed upon it.
  • If you have an outstanding account balance with the Bursar’s Office, your diploma and your transcripts will be placed on “hold” until your account issues have been satisfactorily resolved.
  • Diplomas not picked up on graduation day, diplomas that need to be reordered, and diplomas that need to be released by the Bursar’s Office will be mailed to the candidate at the address provided on the Application for Graduation.