LA MIRADA, CALIF. — Biola University is hosting a dynamic drive-thru commencement ceremony for its Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 graduates. The drive-thru experience allows graduates and their families to be on Biola’s campus while adhering to L.A. County’s health and safety protocols and providing each student special recognition.

The ceremony is split into three days — Thursday, December 10 through Saturday, December 12 — with three of Biola’s nine Schools graduating students each day.

Graduates and their families will drive through campus in their car to certain “checkpoints” and arrive at their final destination where graduates will be able to briefly exit their cars to receive their diploma from Biola University President Barry H. Corey and take photos at iconic locations on campus. Faculty will cheer their graduates on along the path. Families will be able to take photos of their graduate along the path and witness their graduate walk across the commencement stage to receive their diploma. 


What: A drive-thru commencement ceremony for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 graduates hosted by Biola University. The event provides a safe and distanced environment to celebrate the university’s graduates. All graduates, family members and Biola staff will be wearing face coverings at all times and physical distancing. 

Who: Spring and Fall 2020 graduates and their families will experience a dynamic and special Biola commencement ceremony from the comfort and safety of their own cars. 

When: Thursday, December 10-Saturday, December 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Biola University, 13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639, Lot A.

Media Contact: Brenda Velasco (562) 964-0502 or or Jenna Loumagne at

Interviews are available with university representatives. 

Biola University is a leading Christ-centered university in Southern California that offers a premier, nationally ranked education and has been named one of the nation's “up and coming” universities by U.S. News & World Report four times in five years. Founded in 1908, Biola is committed to the mission of biblically centered education, scholarship and service — equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. With more than 6,300 students at its Los Angeles-area campus and around the world, the university offers more than 150 academic programs through its nine schools, ranging from the B.A. to the Ph.D. For more information, visit

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