Midyear Commencement

Weather alert: The MBA Hooding and DPS banquet will be held as planned on Friday evening. Commencement will also be held as planned on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. in Wheeler Sports Center/Miller Gymnasium.

For the latest weather-related updates, visit the George Fox FlashAlert page. If you are unable to join us in person, the event will be available for streaming on your device beginning at 10:45 a.m. at this link.

Event Calendar

Click here for a schedule of events


Tickets for Midyear Commencement are not required. Graduates are asked to limit guests to 10.


Graduates assemble in the Wheeler Sports Center one hour prior to the commencement ceremony for instructions and to form lines. Graduates assemble at 10 a.m., and the ceremony begins at 11 a.m.

Disability Services

Parking for disabled persons is available in the lot of the Wheeler Sports Center and in the large lot east of the Wheeler Sports Center. Those unable to navigate stairs may enter Miller Gymnasium through the north doors directly off Fulton Street. View location on this map. Call the Office of Academic Affairs (503-554-2140 or 800-765-4369, ext. 2140) or email by Monday, Dec. 12, if any of your guests require special seating. Because of limited space, reservations may be made only for the disabled individual and a maximum of one additional guest.  

Spanish and Mandarin Interpreting Services

Spanish and Mandarin interpreting services will be available at the commencement ceremony. Headsets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the event. If this service would be helpful to you or a family member, please stop by the information table in the Wheeler Sports Center's lower lobby. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 503-554-2141.


Parking for the commencement ceremony will be in the parking lots of Bauman Auditorium (A) and Le Shana Hall/Gulley Hall (B). Both residence halls are accessible from Fulton Street. Campus Map/Parking


Fresh flowers will be available for purchase in the lower lobby of the Wheeler Sports Center. Proceeds go to missions.

Graduation Announcements, Commencement Photos and DVDs

Information on how to order graduation announcements, commencement photos, and DVDs may be found here.

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

Juli MorseJuli Morse
Founder, River Parkway Labs

Juli Morse is a mechanical engineer, entrepreneur and technology commercialization enthusiast, with 16 years experience working in the high-tech and consumer goods industries, including with Hewlett-Packard, The Clorox Company and several startups.

Morse is the founder of River Parkway Labs, a technology commercialization and product-marketing consultancy in Portland. She specializes in working with early-stage tech companies and startups, universities and inventors to bring their innovations, intellectual property and products to market. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Science and Technology in Beijing, China, and consultant to an international IP firm based in Singapore. She serves on the Engineering Advisory Board for George Fox University and the Portland State University Venture Fund Committee.

Morse graduated from George Fox University with a BS in engineering and holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. She lives in Portland with her husband, Dr. Matthew Stump, and their two children.