Commencement for Portland Seminary

Portland seminary hooding ceremonyWe will host a midyear commencement ceremony for Graduate School of Counseling 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.

Tickets

Ceremonies are relatively small and tickets are not needed.

Regalia

Graduates can pick up regalia from the seminary office in the weeks before commencement, or on the day of commencement at check-in prior to the ceremony.

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.

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.

Questions?

Laurie Fair

Laurie Fair

Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs