Commencement for the Graduate School of Counseling

Commencement speaker on the podium

The Graduate School of Counseling is pleased to announce its 2024 hooding and commencement ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2024, in Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg campus. Seating will open at 1 p.m. and the event will last approximately two hours.


The ceremony will be available to watch via livestream.

Commencement Livestream

Tickets & Regalia

Each student may invite up to 10 guests, and there are no tickets required to attend. Details about regalia pick-up will be communicated to students in advance. Regalia will be pre-ordered for all graduates based on sizing information provided on the application for graduation. 

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.


Guest Services

Guests with Disabilities

Accessible seating is available for guests with disabilities and one companion. This seating area is designated for individuals using wheelchairs and guests with mobility issues. To place a reservation, please write us at

Interpreting & Assisted Hearing Services

We may offer Spanish and American Sign Language interpreting services, as well as assisted hearing devices. To request any of these services, please contact us at

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 midyear 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.


Maddy Boylan

Maddy Boylan

Program & Assessment Manager