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Ceremonies and Special Events

Main Ceremonies

Spring Commencement: Ceremony A

  • Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7 p.m.
  • Metzger Lawn

Crowell School of Business
School of Cinema & Media Arts
School of Education
School of Fine Arts & Communication
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Mandatory Rehearsal at 5:30 p.m.
In Chase Gymnasium

Spring Commencement: Ceremony B

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7 p.m.
  • Metzger Lawn

Cook School of Intercultural Studies
Rosemead School of Psychology
School of Science, Technology & Health
Talbot School of Theology


Mandatory Rehearsal at 5:30 p.m.
In Chase Gymnasium


Commencement Speaker: Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson

Undergraduate Events

Undergraduate Baccalaureate Service

  •  Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m.
  •  EvFree Fullerton, 2801 N Brea Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92835

Undergraduate students, along with their guests, are invited to a special worship service to conclude their time at Biola by focusing on God's faithfulness. This is the final opportunity to celebrate together as the entire Spring Class of 2019. Seating is not assigned; graduates may sit with their fellow peers, friends and/or family. This is a non-ticketed event and graduates do not need to wear their cap and gown. Attire is dressy casual.


Senior Celebration Dinner

  •  Friday, May 3 from 7-9 p.m.
  •  Metzger Lawn

Graduates receive an invitation via email with event details.

Contact: alumni@biola.edu


Torrey Honors Institute Commencement Ceremony

  •  Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
  •  Sutherland Auditorium

The ceremony will be held in Sutherland Auditorium from 1:30-3 p.m., with doors opening at 1 p.m.  

Please note that this is a separate ceremony from the Biola Commencement Ceremony. Torrey graduates who are also graduating from Biola in May will be expected to attend both their Biola Commencement Ceremony and the Torrey Graduation Ceremony. 

Please see the Torrey Honors Institute Commencement webpage for more information.


Nursing Pinning Ceremony and Reception

    Please contact the Nursing Department for more information.

    Contact: nursing.department@biola.edu


    Epsilon Kappa Epsilon Honors Ceremony and Reception

    •  Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6 p.m.
    •  Calvary Chapel

    Undergraduate students, along with their family and friends are invited to attend both the EKE ceremony and reception.

    The ceremony will be held in Calvary Chapel, starting at 6 p.m. Following the ceremony, a reception will be held in Lower Talbot East, Andrews Banquet Room.

    An RSVP is required to attend this event.

    Contact: associateprovostacademicadmin@biola.edu


    Graduate Events

    Talbot Baccalaureate Service

    •  Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
    •  Sutherland Auditorium

    RSVP is required to attend (link sent through email). 5 guests allowed per graduate. 

    Light refreshments will be provided after service on Myers Lawn.

    Contact: talbot.commencement@biola.edu


    Cook School of Intercultural Studies Dinner and Hooding Ceremony

    •  Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 5 p.m.
    •  Andrews Banquet Room

    RSVP is required to attend. 4 guests allowed per graduate. $15 per guest.

    Contact: patti.colombo@biola.edu


      School of Education Masters Banquet and Hooding Ceremony

      •  Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6 p.m.
      •  Cafe Banquet Room

      RSVP is required to attend. Dinner will be provided for you and a guest. Business attire preferred.

      Please contact Kay Henry for additional tickets.

      Contact: kay.henry@biola.edu


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

          Please contact the Apologetics Department for more information.

          Contact: apologetics@biola.edu


          MBA and Master of Management, Nonprofit Organizations Dinner and Hooding Ceremony

          •  Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
          •  Andrews Banquet Room, Talbot East

          An RSVP is required to attend this event. Invitations will be sent to graduates.

          Contact: Kayley.allen@biola.edu


            MPAcc Graduation and Hooding Dinner

            •  Monday, April 29, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
            •  Lehman Conference Dining Room, Upper Metzger
            An RSVP is required to attend this event. Invitations will be emailed to graduates.

            Contact: amanda.oakes@biola.edu

            MS-SLP Hooding Ceremony

            •  Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7 p.m.
            •  Crowell School of Business Building Room 109

            Light refreshments will be provided from 5-7 p.m. on the Dorothy English Lawn. RSVP is not required to attend

            Contact: alicia.m.mccormick@biola.edu