Traditional Undergraduate Commencement

Happy graduates getting ready for the commencement

George Fox University will host two spring commencement ceremonies for all undergraduates on Saturday, April 27, 2024, in Stoffer Family Stadium on the Newberg campus. Gates open to guests one hour prior to the start of the ceremony. We anticipate each ceremony will last approximately one and a half hours. Graduates will participate in the ceremonies based on their major. See below for the departments participating in each ceremony. 

11 A.M. Ceremony

3 P.M. Ceremony


11:00 AM - Cultural, Wellness, ADP

3:00 PM - Industrial


See the Digital Brochure here.


The ceremonies will be available to watch via livestream.

Commencement Livestream


Tickets will be required for all guests. Ten (10) 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 Wednesday, March 20. 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 21, 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 Undergrad Commencement-Accessible Seating Request form. 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 interpretive devices or request interpretive services, please let us know by completing this Translation Request form or call 503-554-2140 or 800-765-4369, ext. 2140.

Bookstore & Dining Options

On Saturday, April 27, 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.

Lodging & Transportation

Here is a link to a list of local Lodging & Transportation options on our website.

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 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.


Midyear Commencement

George Fox University will host a combined midyear commencement ceremony for all undergraduates on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2024, in Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg campus. 

Tickets will be required for all guests. The number of tickets each student receives will be determined once we have an accurate number of graduates participating in the event (within the first month of spring semester).

More details will be provided as the event draws closer.