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Spring Undergraduate Commencement Information

Baccalaureate

The university pastors warmly invite you to attend the undergraduate Baccalaureate service on Friday, April 27, 2018, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. Baccalaureate is a commissioning service for our graduating seniors and is the opening event of the graduation festivities.

We welcome you to join with us as we support, pray and commission our graduates into all that God has for them as they conclude their time here. Attire for the event is business casual. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office for Spiritual and Intercultural Life at spirituallife@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2320.

Commencement on the Newberg Campus

Schedule of Events

The commencement ceremony for traditional undergraduates will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Stoffer Family Stadium. Graduates, wearing their regalia, should check-in at the Wheeler Sports Center at 1:30pm.  Gates open to guests at 1:30pm. We anticipate the ceremony will conclude approximately 4:30pm.

Download this informational brochure for all guests planning to attend the event at Stoffer Family Stadium.  

In addition, the University recommends that students and guests evaluate the contents of their bags and pockets as they may be subject to search, as needed. Guests are prohibited from bringing balloons, backpacks, coolers and duffel bags. Bags larger than 1 cubic foot (12” x 12” x12”) will not be permitted unless there is a medical or child care related reason; in such cases they may be subject to additional security. Best practice is to leave all bags in your vehicle(s). Thank you.

Campus maps and directions

Tickets

Tickets are required for entry and are needed for everyone age 2 and up. If a seat is required for a child under two, a ticket is required. Eight tickets will be available for each graduate to pick up through Mail Services in early April. Graduates will be notified through email and required to show ID to pick up their ticket package. There are no extra tickets available, so if more than eight are required, graduates are responsible for securing those among their peers.  

Academic Regalia

Traditional undergraduates may pick up their regalia during the Exodus Grad Fair (dates and times to be announced) in the Stevens Center atrium. Those unable to attend Exodus may pick up their regalia before April 19 from the registrar's office (first floor, Stevens Center). Students must present their Student ID card to pick up their regalia.

Any questions? Please contact Diana Koba in the registrar's office at dkoba@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2218.

Disability Services

Parking for disabled persons is available in all Newberg campus parking lots. If any of your guests require special seating, please call the Office of Academic Affairs (503-554-2140 or 800-765-4369, ext. 2140) or email Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu by Monday, April 23, to place a reservation.

Interpreting Services

Spanish and Mandarin language interpreting services will be available at our undergraduate baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies. Headsets for Mandarin and Spanish are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour prior to each ceremony. If this service would be helpful to you or a family member, please stop by the information table at the entrance to Stoffer Family Stadium. If you have questions, please contact Laurie Fair at lfair@georgefox.edu.

Parking

Parking for the commencement ceremonies is accessible from Fulton Street and will be in the parking lots of Bauman Auditorium, Le Shana Hall and Coffin Hall.

Flowers

Fresh flowers will be available for purchase near the entrance of Stoffer Family Stadium. Proceeds fund a mission trip.

Online Streaming

Commencement can be viewed live at this link 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. This service is available on your desktop computer or mobile device.

Spring Adult Degree and Graduate Program Ceremonies

The Adult Degree Program and each graduate program will host commencement events for their graduates. These events will be designed specifically for each program, and day, time and location vary by program. For more information, visit the Spring Adult Degree and Graduate Commencement Program information page and select your program.