Commencement for Medical Science

student holding a diploma

A midyear commencement ceremony for all master and doctoral graduates including College of Medical Science (Physician Assistant) 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 this ceremony. Students will each receive 8 tickets for their guests. 

Hooding Ceremony

The College of Medical Science (Physician Assistant) will host a hooding ceremony prior to the commencement ceremony on December 17, 2022 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Hoover 105 on the Newberg Campus.

Regalia

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.

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.

Livestream

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 lfair@georgefox.edu.

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, please email Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu 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 $5 by completing this order form. Digital download links will be sent one to two weeks after commencement.

Questions?