Commencement for Graduate Education Programs

MAT hooding ceremonyWe will host a midyear commencement ceremony for College of Education students at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Bauman Auditorium on our Newberg campus. We anticipate the ceremony will last approximately one hour.

Hooding Ceremonies


Graduates may invite up to 10 guests, for whom tickets are required. Commencement tickets will be distributed to each graduate with their cap and gown.


MAT/MAT Plus (ESOL, Reading, SPED) students may pick up regalia at the Portland Center, with pick-up times and details to be announced soon. If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Graf at

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 College of Education will hire a photographer for the event if needed.


The ceremony will be available to watch via livestream. Visit this livestream link to watch.

A program of the ceremony is also available as a PDF.

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 Laurie Fair at

Interpreting & Assisted Hearing Services

Please contact Becky Jensen ( or 503-554-2842) if interpretation or hearing devices are needed.

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 $5 by completing this order form. Digital download links will be sent one to two weeks after commencement.


Laurie Fair

Laurie Fair

Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs