Commencement

Graduate Commencement and Hooding Ceremonies
May 1 and 2, 2014

George Fox University will host combined commencement and hooding ceremonies for our Spring 2014 graduates. These events will be designed specifically for each graduate program. Day, time and location vary by program. For more information, visit the graduate commencement information page and select your program.

Undergraduate Commencement & Baccalaureate on the Newberg Campus
May 2 and 3, 2014

George Fox University commencementGeorge Fox University will host a baccalaureate service and two undergraduate commencement ceremonies on May 2 and 3, 2014.

Baccalaureate is a celebration and worship service for traditional undergraduates and their guests. This will be held on Friday, May 2, beginning at 6pm in Bauman Auditorium. Graduates and guests are then invited to First Reunion Dinner at 7pm in Klages Dining Room. Reservations are required for dinner and information may be found at alumni.georgefox.edu or by contacting Alumni Relations at 503-554-2134. 

George Fox University's two undergraduate commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 3, in Miller Gymnasium/Wheeler Sports Center (Newberg campus). Tickets are required and, in mid-April, each graduate will receive 10 tickets to the gym.

The morning ceremony will take place at 10am for the College of Business, College of Christian Studies, College of Education and College of Engineering. The afternoon ceremony will be held at 2:30pm for the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences. If you do not know the college of your major, please click here

Campus maps and directions are available for your convenience. For more information, visit the undergraduate commencement information page.

Online Streaming

Commencement can be viewed live at this link 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. This service is available on your desktop computer or mobile device.

Commencement Speaker: Richard Foster

Richard FosterRichard J. Foster, a 1964 graduate of George Fox, is the author of Celebration of Discipline, cited as one of the 10 most important books of the 20th century by Christianity Today. It has been translated into more than 20 languages, including Chin­ese, German, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Korean, Japanese, Afrikaans, French and Russian. In English, it has sold more than 2 million copies.

He’s also written Freedom of Simplicity; The Challenge of the Disciplined Life: Christian Reflections on Money, Sex, and Power; Streams of Living Water: Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian Faith; and PRAYER: Finding the Heart’s True Home. His latest book is Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey Into Meditative Prayer, published by InterVarsity Press.

In addition, Foster edited The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible, coedited Devotional Classics and Spiritual Classics, wrote Celebrating the Disciplines with Kathryn Helmers, and authored the booklet Meditative Prayer. He’s also written approximately 60 magazine articles and recorded six audio tape sets: The Liberty of Discipline and Practicing Simplicity, for Word, Inc.; Money, Sex & Power for Harper & Row; Prayer for Zondervan Publishing House; and Celebration of Discipline and Streams of Living Water for Harper Audio.

Spiritual development is the emphasis of the writings and teaching of Foster, fou­nder and past president of Renovaré, an effort working for the renewal of the church of Jesus Christ in all her multifaceted expressions. Under his watch, Renovaré grew from a small group of dedicated participants in the U.S. who caught Foster’s vision for spiritual renewal to establishing expressions in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Korea and Brazil.

Foster and his wife, Carolynn, live near Denver.

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