Commencement for Graduate Business Programs

Happy graduates on the commencement day


A midyear commencement ceremony for all master and doctoral students is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Bauman Auditorium 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 hour.


Tickets will be required for guests attending the 3 p.m. commencement ceremony. Graduate students will receive 8 tickets each for their guests. Commencement tickets will be distributed to each graduate when they pick up their cap and gown.


The ceremony will be available to watch via livestream.

Commencement Livestream

Graduate Ceremony Program

Hooding Ceremony

A College of Business hooding ceremony for MBA and DBA students will take place at 6:00pm, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, in Bauman Auditorium.


Regalia is ordered for all gradautes based on sizing information provided on their application for graduation. Regalia will be distributed to graduates by their department in late November. DBA and MBA graduates will receive regalia pick-up time slot information from the College of Business operations manager. If you have questions, please call 503-554-2821.

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 for the 3pm commencement ceremony, please contact Laurie Fair at

Interpreting & Assisted Hearing Services

We will offer Spanish and American Sign Language interpreting services, as well as assisted hearing devices. To reserve any of these devices for the 3pm commencement ceremony, please email Laurie Fair at or call 503-554-2140 or 800-765-4369, ext. 2140.

Bookstore & Dining Options

On Saturday, Dec. 17, the university's bookstore, The Bruin Store, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 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.

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 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.

Spring Commencement

The College of Business will host a spring commencement and hooding event for their MBA graduates on Saturday, May 6, at 5:00pm in Hoover 105 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.