Update on In-Person Commencement for 2020 Graduates

Governor Brown's recent announcement preventing large gatherings through the month of August, unfortunately, has impacted our plan to host an in-person graduation ceremony on August 15. We are very disappointed but remain committed to celebrating the Class of 2020 in person at some future date. 

This is how we plan to move forward:

  • Anyone from the Class of 2020 will be eligible to participate in any future graduation ceremony as space allows. Our Academic Affairs and Commencement planning teams will have more details to share with you as guidance from the state is announced.
  • We plan to celebrate the Class of 2020 on campus for First Reunion when we are allowed to do so. Bring your caps and gowns and bring your families. This will be different than Commencement, but it will be the celebration you deserve! Please continue to check your email for additional details as we are able to make plans.
  • Your cap and gown were mailed to you the week of April 13. Please make sure you keep them in a safe place and bring them back to campus with you for your ceremony. Questions about your regalia can be directed to registrar@georgefox.edu.
Until we can celebrate in person, we hope you are able to mark this milestone with your family and friends in a unique way with the virtual commemorations found on the Spring Undergraduate Commencement page.


Spring 2020 Adult Degree Program Virtual Commencement Ceremony

The Department of Professional Studies is excited to announce the first virtual DPS commencement ceremony to be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, via Zoom video conference. Guests can get the Zoom link from their graduate. If you have questions, contact Courtney Elrod, department coordinator, at celrod@georgefox.edu.

Spring 2020 Graduate Commencement and Hooding Ceremonies

Each graduate program will be communicating with their graduates and making alternate arrangements to their original May in-person events. As that information becomes available, it will be posted on their graduate commencement information page.