Master of Social Work Commencement

Graduates celebrating after the commencement

The Master of Social Work program is pleased to announce its 2024 commencement and hooding ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2024, in Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg campus.

Graduates are asked to gather, in regalia, at Bauman Auditorium at 9 a.m. for instructions. Please follow posted signs in the lobby for graduate check-in.

Doors open for guest seating at 9 a.m.


The ceremony will be available to watch via livestream.

Commencement Livestream


Each student may invite up to 15 guests. Tickets are not required, however, out of respect for all members of the graduating cohort, we ask that each graduate and their guests honor this limit.


Regalia is ordered for all gradautes based on sizing information provided on their application for graduation. Regalia for the ceremony will be available for pick-up at the MSW office in early April.

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 one companion. This seating area is designated for individuals using wheelchairs and guests with mobility issues. To place a reservation, please email Caroline Hottmann at

Interpreting & Assisted Hearing Services

We may offer Spanish and American Sign Language interpreting services, as well as assisted hearing devices. To request any of these services, please email Caroline Hottmann at or call 503-554-6070 or 800-765-4369, ext. 6070, by April 15.

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 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.


If you still have questions about the MSW commencement ceremony, please email Caroline Hottman at