Portland Seminary Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

University announcements

George Fox University Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Seminary announcements

Portland Seminary is monitoring the international and domestic response to the coronavirus and has taken proactive steps to deliver on our educational promise as outlined below.

We realize that this is unsettling, especially in the midst of challenges in your ministry, financial uncertainty as well as health concerns for both students and their loved ones. Please know that the students of Portland Seminary are in our prayers, and we want to walk beside you as you lead your own faith communities through this crisis.

Spring 2021 Semester

  • The Seminary postponed the 'Spring 2020 Commencement' to May 5, 2021 at 1 pm PT. We are still working out the details but here are a few things we can assure 2020-21 graduates:
  • Spring 2021 Commencement will be held on May 5, 2021 at 4 pm PT.
    • Both ceremonies will be held virtually.
    • An in-person open house will be held on May 7, 2021 at the Seminary.
    • Graduates may contact Rachael Fissell (rfissell@georgefox.edu) or Heather Rainey (hrainey@georgefox.edu) for more information.
  • Spring 2021 BridgeWeek will be held fully online.
  • Library Services: The library in Newberg is open to students and alumni (masks and social distancing required), with adapted hours. Additionally, library access is available through a combination of remote meetings with librarians, digital acquisitions and mailing materials. Find more information on the library website.
  • Portland Center Campus: The Portland Center is open to students, staff and faculty by GFU card access only. Hours are limited.

Summer 2021 Semester

  •  Summer 2021 master's courses will be held fully online.