Commencement for Graduate Education Programs

MAT hooding ceremony


We will host a midyear commencement ceremony for all master and doctoral students at 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 3pm 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


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.

MAT/MAT Plus (ESOL, Reading, SPED) students will be mailed their regalia.  Questions: Brenda Graf (

MEd and EdD graduates may contact Becky Jensen ( or 503-554-2842) to arrange to pick up their regalia or to request that it be mailed.

All students must present their ID when picking up 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 commencement 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.

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

For a department hooding event, please contact Becky Jensen ( or 503-554-2842) if interpretation or hearing devices are needed. To request services for the 3pm commencement ceremony, please contact Laurie Fair at

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 Education will host a spring commencement and hooding event for all their graduates on Monday, April 24, 2023 in Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg Campus. 

More details will be provided as the event draws closer.


For hooding or program specific questions, contact (MAT) or (MED, EDD).

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