Graduate Program Commencement

Happy graduates getting ready for the commencement


George Fox will host a combined midyear commencement ceremony for all graduate programs (except Physical Therapy) at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, in Bauman Auditorium on our Newberg campus.

The following programs will have a hooding ceremony in addition to the combined commencement ceremony:


The ceremonies will be available to watch via livestream.

Commencement Livestream


Tickets will be required for all guests. Eight (8) commencement tickets will be distributed to each graduate when they pick up their cap and gown. Students are encouraged to ask their peers for extra tickets, if needed, and then to fill out this google form to request more.


The registrar's office orders regalia for all graduating students based on the sizing information provided on their application for graduation. Graduates should wear only university-issued regalia during commencement. Graduates are welcome to decorate the top of their cap if desired.

Students should plan to pick up their regalia at the Exodus Grad Fair on March 22. If students miss the grad fair, regalia will be available for pick-up from the registrar’s office (first floor of the Stevens Center) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. starting Thursday, March 23, after completing the virtual Exodus check-out tasks. Questions can be directed to

Graduation Photographs

We are pleased to announce that we have hired The Grad Team to be our 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. Please click here for more information.

Guest Services

Guests with Disabilities

Accessible seating is available for guests with disabilities and a companion to assist them during the ceremony. This seating area is designated for individuals using wheelchairs and any guests with mobility issues. To place a reservation, please complete the ADA Accessible Seating Request. Laurie Fair ( will contact you with any questions, if necessary, and email you a confirmation with additional details about your reservation.

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 or request interpretive services, please email Laurie Fair at or call 503-554-2140 or 800-765-4369, ext. 2140.

Bookstore & Dining Options

On Saturday, December 16th, the university's bookstore, The Bruin Store, will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 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 mid year commencement ceremonies will be recorded by George Fox University Media Production Services. A digital download will be available for purchase for $6.24 by completing this order form. Digital download links will be sent one to two weeks after commencement.