Belmont Grads Told Each Year To Live 'With Arms Wide Open' And Keep 'Knocking On Heaven's Door' | Nashville Public Radio

Belmont Grads Told Each Year To Live 'With Arms Wide Open' And Keep 'Knocking On Heaven's Door'

May 8, 2015

It's graduation season for Middle Tennessee's colleges and universities, with special traditions at each one. Over the past few years, it's become a custom for Belmont University president Bob Fisher to deliver the commencement address.

He keeps it short and, in a nod to Belmont's music program and his own love of music, Fisher constructs it almost entirely out of song titles and lyrics.

Here's the speech from last year:

Friday is graduation day at TSU and Vanderbilt; Fisk and Lipscomb's commencements took place over the weekend.

Belmont will hold its ceremonies Saturday, along with Trevecca and MTSU.