Commencement for Adult Degree Programs

Adult Degree graduates getting ready for the commencement


Adult Degree Program students will attend the Spring Undergraduate Commencement scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2024, in Stoffer Family Stadium on our Newberg campus. Gates open to guests one hour prior to the start of the ceremony. We anticipate the ceremony will last approximately one and a half hours.


The ceremony will be available to watch via livestream.

Commencement Livestream


Tickets will be required for all guests over the age of 2. Ten (10) tickets will be distributed to each graduate when they pick up their cap and gown. Students are encouraged to ask their peers for extra tickets, if needed, and then to fill out this google form to request more.


Regalia is ordered for all graduates based on the sizing information provided on their application for graduation. Regalia pick-up celebration is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, in Newberg.  There will be hors d'oeuvres, a photo booth and freebies, so plan to meet your cohort there!

If alternative arrangements need to be made for regalia pick up, please contact Danae Moore at or 503-554-2400. 

Graduation Banquet

Graduates are invited to attend the Adult Degree Programs Graduation Banquet at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in Canyon Commons on our Newberg campus. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate together!
The meal is free for graduates. Tickets can be purchased for up to four guests. The cost for the meal is $20 for each adult, and children 10 and under are $10. Invitations with an RSVP link were emailed to graduates. RSVPs are required for this event by April 8. 
If you are curious what this event is like, please take a look at our Fall 2022 Graduation Banquet. Please contact Danae Moore with questions at or 503-554-2400. 

Graduation Photographs

We are pleased to announce that we have hired The Grad Team to be our commencement photographers. Students do not need to preorder or request photos before the ceremony.

During the ceremony, professional photographers will take multiple photos of every student and then notify graduates through their George Fox email when photos are ready for online viewing. Please click here for more information.

Additional Details

Commencement Informational Brochure

Department Receptions

There will be receptions on the quad following each ceremony to provide faculty, graduates and guests the opportunity to visit, take pictures and celebrate. The receptions should last between 30 and 45 minutes. Light refreshments will be provided. Please refer to this map for the tent locations of where each department should gather.

Guest Services

Guests with Disabilities

Accessible seating is available for guests with disabilities and a companion to assist them during the ceremony. This seating area is designated for individuals using wheelchairs and any guests with mobility issues.

To place a reservation, please complete the UG Commencement-Accessible Seating Request form. Laurie Fair ( will contact you with any questions, if necessary, and email you a confirmation with additional details about your reservation.

Interpreting & Assisted Hearing Services

We will offer Spanish and American Sign Language interpreting services, as well as assisted hearing devices. To reserve interpretive devices or request interpretive services, please let us know by completing this Translation Request form or call 503-554-2140 or 800-765-4369, ext. 2140.

Bookstore & Dining Options

On Saturday, April 27, the university's bookstore, the Bruin Store, will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Bridge Cafe in Canyon Commons will be open from 9 a.m. to noon, and the dining hall in Canyon Commons will be serving brunch from 9 a.m. to noon as well.

Lodging & Transportation

Here is a link to a list of local Lodging & Transportation options on our website.

Download a campus map.

Graduation Announcements

To order graduation announcements or college rings, go to the Jostens website or call Jostens at 1-800-854-7464. Announcements take two to three weeks for delivery once they are ordered.

Video Download

The spring commencement ceremony will be recorded by George Fox University Media Production Services. A digital download is available for purchase for $6.24 by completing this order form. Digital download links will be sent one to two weeks after commencement.

Midyear Commencement

George Fox University will host a midyear commencement ceremony for all undergraduates on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2024, in Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg campus. 

Tickets will be required for all guests. The number of tickets each student receives will be determined once we have an accurate number of graduates participating in the event (within the first month of fall semester).

More details will be provided as the event draws closer.