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To our Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 Graduates:

We understand your desire for answers and to be able to plan ahead for this momentous occasion. Our office is working closely with university leadership and the respective authorities to determine when our Commencement Ceremonies can be safely held. As of now, due to limitations as a result of COVID-19, we have postponed all large on-campus events. We hope that will change in the coming months. However, the situation is constantly evolving and currently, we are unable to set a date at this time. Having said that, it is more than likely that the fall commencement will be postponed until early spring. Our office, along with the Office of the Registrar, will reach out to those that are scheduled to graduate in Fall 2020 by the end of September with specific details. Those that graduated in Spring 2020, will also be contacted at that time.

Please continue to check our website and reach out to our team with any questions or concerns. May God continue to bless you during these uncertain times.

Biola University Commencement

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

For Graduates

Congratulations, class of 2020! You have studied rigorously, overcome challenges, deepened your faith and become who God has called you to be. It has been a privilege to walk with you in this season of your life, and we are honored to send you off with all the pomp and circumstance!

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable commencement experience, please complete the necessary graduation requirements and plan ahead for the weekend festivities!

Plan for Graduation

For Guests

We are excited to welcome you to Biola! As you step foot on our campus, you will experience the passion and warmth of our Biola community as well as the distinct energy surrounding commencement weekend.

To ensure a smooth and memorable commencement experience, please prepare for your visit to Biola. Find information regarding tickets, accessibility accommodations, dining, lodging, flowers and more.

Plan your visit

Graduate receiving diploma from President Barry Corey

Ceremonies and Events

In addition to the main commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 8, 2020, and Saturday, May 9, 2020, guests and graduates are invited to attend special events including the undergraduate baccalaureate service, senior celebration dinner, honors ceremonies and school-hosted events including hooding ceremonies and receptions.

View details about the ceremonies and special events