Ceremonies and Special Events

Main Ceremonies

Commencement Ceremony A

  • Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10 a.m.
  • Metzger Lawn

Mandatory Rehearsal at 8:45 a.m.
Chase Gymnasium

Cook School of Intercultural Studies
Rosemead School of Psychology
School of Science, Technology and Health
Talbot School of Theology (including Apologetics)

Commencement Ceremony B

  • Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7 p.m.
  • Metzger Lawn

Mandatory Rehearsal at 5:45 p.m.
Chase Gymnasium

Crowell School of Business

School of Education
School of Fine Arts and Communication
School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Commencement Speaker: David Kinnaman

Undergraduate Events

Baccalaureate Service

  •  Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m.
  •  EV Free Fullerton, 2801 N Brea Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92835

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

  •  Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Metzger Lawn

Graduates receive an invitation via email with event details. Students may bring up to one guest for $15. Alumni License Plate Frames and "Bye-O-La" T-shirts will be given out at the event.

Contact: alumni@biola.edu


Torrey Honors Institute Commencement Ceremony

  •  Friday May 4 from 1:30-3 p.m.
  •  Sutherland Auditorium

Doors open at 1:00 p.m. After the ceremony, graduates and their guests are invited to stay for a reception in the Buss Courtyard, immediately outside of Sutherland Auditorium, for refreshments and photos. Please see the Torrey Honors Institute Commencement webpage for more information.


Nursing Pinning Ceremony and Reception

  •  Thursday, May 3 at 4 p.m.
  •  Sutherland Auditorium

Graduates and their guests are welcome. Refreshments will be provided at the reception in Buss Courtyard following the ceremony.

Contact: lindsay.jeffers@biola.edu


Epsilon Kappa Epsilon Honors Ceremony and Reception

  •  Wednesday, May 2 from 6-7:30 p.m.
  •  Calvary Chapel

Inducted students, their representing faculty member, family, and friends are invited to attend the ceremony. President Barry H. Corey and Vice Provost Patricia L. Pike will also be in attendance.

Following the ceremony, guests are encourage to make their way to the reception in the Andrews Banquet Room of Talbot East from 7:30-8:45 p.m.

Contact: ruth.rorem@biola.edu


Graduate Events

Talbot Baccalaureate Service

  •  Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m.
  •  Grace Evangelical Free Church (12717 Santa Gertrudes Ave La Mirada, CA 90638)

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; graduates must arrive at 6:00 p.m. dressed in their regalia.

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

  •  Thursday, May 3 at 5 p.m.
  •  Andrews Banquet Room, Talbot East

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


School of Education Masters Banquet and Hooding Ceremony

  •  Wednesday, May 2 at 6 p.m.
  •  Cafe Banquet Room

Graduates and one guest are invited for the dinner. To RSVP and for additional information contact kay.henry@biola.edu


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

  •  Thursday, May 3 at 6 p.m.
  •  Cafe Banquet Room

Family members and guests are welcome. RSVP required.

Contact: apologetics@biola.edu


MBA Dinner and Hooding Ceremony

  •  Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m.
  •  Billard Board Room, Crowell School of Business

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

Contact: mba@biola.edu


MPAcc Graduation and Hooding Dinner

  •  Monday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m.
  •  Billard Boardroom, Crowell School of Business
Dinner will be served. Invitations will be sent to all graduates with RSVP instructions. Contact: amanda.oakes@biola.edu

MS-SLP Hooding Ceremony

  •  Thursday, May 3 from 6:30-8 p.m.
  •  Business Building 109 (Moats Lecture Hall)

RSVPs are required for this event. Please include your guest count in your RSVP. Refreshments will be provided following the ceremony.

Contact: alicia.m.mccormick@biola.edu