Spring Undergraduate Commencement Information


The university pastors warmly invite you to attend the undergraduate Baccalaureate service on Friday, May 3, 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 4, at 2:30 p.m. in Stoffer Family Stadium. Graduates, wearing their regalia, should check in at the Wheeler Sports Center at 1:30 p.m. Gates open to guests with tickets at 1:30 p.m. We anticipate the ceremony will conclude at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Download this informational brochure for all guests planning to attend the Spring 2019 event. You can also download a Spanish language informational brochure.

Campus maps and directions


Each graduate will receive eight tickets for this event. 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 early 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 Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2-3, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-103.

Those unable to attend Exodus may pick up their regalia before April 18 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 29, 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 flowers will be available for purchase near the entrance of Stoffer Family Stadium. Proceeds are donated to missions.

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.

greg-lutze.jpegCommencement Speaker: Greg Lutze, Cofounder of VSCO

A leader driven by creative vision and soul, Greg Lutze is cofounder and chief experience officer at VSCO. Before founding VSCO, Greg was a creative director for design agencies in Seattle and New York, as well as an art director for Microsoft’s Xbox team. Greg has been recognized by The Grammy Awards, Graphic Design USA, Taschen, and Communication Arts. He graduated from George Fox University with a degree in business administration in 2000.