Spring Undergraduate Commencement Information


The university pastors warmly invite you to attend the undergraduate Baccalaureate service on Friday, May 1, 2020, 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 or 503-554-2320.

Commencement on the Newberg Campus

Schedule of Events

The commencement ceremony for traditional undergraduates will be held on Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m. in Stoffer Family Stadium. Graduates, wearing their regalia, should check-in at the Wheeler Sports Center one hour prior to ceremony time.  Gates open to guests with tickets one hour prior to event start time.  We anticipate the ceremony will last approximately 2 hours.

Download this Spring 2019 informational brochure for information on that event. The Spring 2020 brochure will be available in late 2019. You can also download a Spanish language informational brochure.

Campus maps and directions


The number of tickets per graduate will be determined in January and that information posted here. Tickets are required for entry and are needed for all ages in Stoffer Family Stadium and Bauman Auditorium. Children under 2 may attend without a ticket if they will be on a lap and not take a seat.

Graduates will receive an email to pick up their ticket package from Mail Services in April and must show ID to retrieve the ticket package. If additional tickets are required, graduates are responsible for securing those among their peers.   

Academic Regalia

The university orders caps, gowns, and tassels for all graduates; there is no additional cost to students. Traditional undergraduates may pick up their regalia during the Exodus Grad Fair on Wednesday and Thursday, April 1-2, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-103.

Those unable to attend Exodus may pick up their regalia before April 17 from the registrar's office (first floor of Stevens Center). Students must present their Student ID card to pick up their regalia.

Any questions? Please contact Audrey Lichten in the registrar's office at or 503-554-2218.

Disability Services

Parking for individuals with disabilities 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 by Monday, April 27, to place a reservation.

Assisted hearing devices are available for check-out. To reserve a device, email or call 503-554-2140 or 800-765-4369, ext. 2140.

Interpreting Services

Spanish, Mandarin, and America Sign Language interpreting services will be available at our undergraduate baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies. To reserve this service, please email or call 503-554-2140 or 800-765-4369, ext. 2140. 


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


Fresh flower bouquets will be available for purchase near the entrance of Stoffer Family Stadium. Proceeds are donated to missions. Flower leis are also available for purchase from the Hawaii Club.

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.