Ceremonies and Special Events

Main Ceremonies

Commencement Ceremony A

  • Friday, December 21, 2018 at 2 p.m.
  • Chase Gymnasium

Mandatory Rehearsal at 11 a.m.
Chase Gymnasium

Commencement Ceremony B

  • Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7 p.m.
  • Chase Gymnasium

Mandatory Rehearsal at 9 a.m.
Chase Gymnasium


Commencement Speaker: Jon R. Wallace

List of Schools Participating in Each Ceremony To Be Announced in September 2018

Undergraduate Events

Baccalaureate Service

  •  Thursday, December 20 at 7 p.m.
  •  Calvary Chapel, Biola University

Undergraduate students, along with their friends and family, are invited to a special worship service in celebration of God's faithfulness through their time at Biola. Graduates may sit with their families and do not need to wear their cap and gown.


Senior Celebration Dinner

  •  TBD

Graduates receive an invitation via email with event details.

Contact: alumni@biola.edu


Torrey Honors Institute Commencement Ceremony

    The Torrey Honors Institute only holds commencement in the spring. All fall graduates in Torrey are invited to the spring commencement. Please see the Torrey Honors Institute Commencement webpage for more information.


    Nursing Pinning Ceremony and Reception

      The Nursing Department only holds a Pinning Ceremony and Reception in the spring.Contact: lindsay.jeffers@biola.edu


      Epsilon Kappa Epsilon Honors Ceremony and Reception

      •  Time and location to be determined.​

      Contact: ruth.rorem@biola.edu


      Graduate Events

      Talbot Baccalaureate Service

      •  Time and location to be determined.​

      RSVPs are required for this event. For additional information, see the Talbot Baccalaureate website.

      Contact: talbot.commencement@biola.edu


      Cook School of Intercultural Studies Dinner and Hooding Ceremony

      •  Time and location to be determined.​

      RSVP required. Contact: patti.colombo@biola.edu


      School of Education Masters Banquet and Hooding Ceremony

      •  Time and location to be determined.​

      To RSVP and for additional information contact kay.henry@biola.edu


      M.A. Christian Apologetics and M.A. Science and Religion Hooding Banquet

      •  Time and location to be determined.​

      Family members and guests are welcome. RSVP required.

      Contact: apologetics@biola.edu


      MBA Dinner and Hooding Ceremony

      •  Time and location to be determined.​

      This is by invitation only. RSVP required. Attire is business casual.

      Contact: mba@biola.edu


      MPAcc Graduation and Hooding Dinner

      •  Time and location to be determined.​
      Invitations will be sent to all graduates with RSVP instructions. Contact: amanda.oakes@biola.edu

      MS-SLP Hooding Ceremony

      •  Time and location to be determined.​

      RSVPs are required for this event. Please include your guest count in your RSVP.

      Contact: alicia.m.mccormick@biola.edu