Commencement for Graduate Business Programs

Happy graduates on the commencement day


The College of Business is pleased to announce its 2023 hooding and commencement ceremony, for eligible masters students, will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Hoover 105 on our Newberg campus. Doors open to guests one hour prior to the start of the ceremony. We anticipate the ceremony will last approximately one and a half hours.


Tickets will not be required for guests attending the MBA commencement ceremony. Graduates are asked to limit guests to 15. 


The ceremony will be available to watch via livestream. Links will be updated as they are available.

Commencement Livestream

The graduate ceremony program will be available as the date draws closer. 


Regalia is ordered for all graduates based on sizing information provided on their application for graduation. Regalia will be distributed to graduates by their department. MBA graduates will receive regalia pick-up information from the College of Business operations manager. If you have questions, please contact Tony Wolf at

All students must present their student ID card to pick up their regalia.

Graduation Photographs

The Grad Team will serve as 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. 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 contact Tony Wolf at

Interpreting & Assisted Hearing Services

We may offer Spanish and American Sign Language interpreting services, if needed. To request either of these services, please contact Tony Wolf at


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

The College of Business will host a midyear commencement and hooding event for their MBA/DBA graduates on Saturday, December 16, at 3:00pm in Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg Campus. 

More details will be provided as the event draws closer.


For hooding or program specific questions, MBA students please contact and DBA students please contact with questions.

For general questions, feel free to reach out to the Commencement Committee at or at 503-554-2103.