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Ceremonies and Events

Main Ceremonies

Fall Commencement: Ceremony A

  • Friday, December 20, 2019 at 2 p.m.
  • Chase Gymnasium
  • School of Cinema and Media Arts
  • Cook School of Intercultural Studies
  • Rosemead School of Psychology
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Talbot School of Theology (including Apologetics)

Fall Commencement: Ceremony B

  • Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7 p.m.
  • Chase Gymnasium
  • Crowell School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Fine Arts and Communication
  • School of Science, Technology and Health

Mandatory Rehearsal: Ceremony A

  • Friday, December 20, 2019 at 11 a.m.
  • Chase Gymnasium

Mandatory Rehearsal: Ceremony B

  • Friday, December 20, 2019 at 9 a.m.
  • Chase Gymnasium

Special Celebrations and Receptions

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University-Wide Special Events

Join us for our Baccalaureate and an appreciation dinner open to all of our graduating students and their guests. Please see the event details for additional information regarding RSVPs.

Undergraduate Baccalaureate Service

Time: Thursday, December 19 at 7 p.m.

Location: Calvary Chapel 

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 Fall 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 (regalia). Attire is dressy casual.

Biola Alumni Association Senior Celebration Dinner

Time and Location TBD

Graduates receive an invitation via email with event details.

Contact: alumni@biola.edu

Honors Ceremonies

Torrey Honors Institute and Epsilon Kappa Epsilon will hold special ceremonies in addition to our main ceremonies.

Torrey Honors Institute Commencement Ceremony

Time and Location TBD

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

Epsilon Kappa Epsilon Honors Ceremony and Reception

Time: Wednesday, December 18 at 6 p.m.

Location: Andrews Banquet Room 

An RSVP is required to attend. A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony. Family and friends are invited to attend. Send an RSVP before December 6.

Contact: associateprovostacademicadmin@biola.edu

School Receptions

Join our schools and academic departments as they celebrate their graduates. Events vary from hooding ceremonies for doctorate and masters graduates to receptions with our esteemed faculty. Contact the sponsoring department for additional information.

Cook School of Intercultural Studies

  • Cook School of Intercultural Studies Reception

    Time: Friday, December 20, immediately following Commencement Ceremony A

    Location: Marshburn Hall Lobby

    No RSVP is required. Refreshments will be provided.

    Contact: csicsgrad@biola.edu

  • Cook School of Intercultural Studies Dinner and Hooding Ceremony

    Time: Thursday, December 19 at 5 p.m.

    Location: Andrews Banquet Room

    An RSVP is required to attend.

    Contact: patti.colombo@biola.edu

School of Science, Technology and Health

  • Biological Sciences Department Reception

    Time and Location TBD

    Contact: amy.tan@biola.edu

  • Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Department Reception

    Time and Location TBD

    Contact: peggy.giboney@biola.edu

  • Communication Science and Disorders Department Reception

    Time: Friday, December 20 at 3 p.m.

    Location: Dorothy English 64

    An RSVP is not required to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

    Contact: kelly.buzzetta@biola.edu

  • Kinesiology and Health Science Department Reception

    Time: Friday, December 20 at 5 p.m.

    Location: Kinesiology and Health Sciences Lobby, Lim Center, 2nd Floor

    An RSVP is not required to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. 

    Contact: KHS.Office@biola.edu

  • Math and Computer Science Department Reception

    Time and Location TBD

    Contact: jerrianne.smith@biola.edu

  • MS-SLP Hooding Ceremony

    Time and Location TBD

    Contact: alicia.m.mccormick@biola.edu

  • Nursing Pinning Ceremony and Reception

    Time and Location TBD

    Contact: nursing.department@biola.edu

Rosemead School of Psychology

Events TBD.

Crowell School of Business

  • Crowell School of Business Reception

    Time and Location TBD

    Contact: miki.gao@biola.edu

  • MPAcc Graduation and Hooding Dinner

    Time: Monday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m.

    Location: Billard Board Room, Crowell School of Business

    Personal invitations will be sent to graduates. And RSVP is required to attend. Business casual is requested. Please bring your cap and gown (regalia) for a group photo. Dinner will be provided.

    Contact: amanda.oakes@biola.edu

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

    Time and Location TBD

    Contact: kayley.allen@biola.edu

School of Cinema and Media Arts

  • Cinema and Media Arts Department Reception

    Time: Friday, December 20, immediately following Commencement Ceremony A

    Location: Production Center

    No RSVP is required to attend. The event will be held outdoors.

    Contact: heather.grossman@biola.edu

School of Education

School of Fine Arts and Communication

  • Art Department Reception

    Time and Location TBD

    Contact: art@biola.edu

  • Communication Studies Department Reception

    Time and Location TBD

    Contact: amy.s.lee@biola.edu

  • Conservatory of Music Reception

    Time: Friday, December 20 at 9-10:30 p.m.

    Location: Crowell Annex Courtyard

    An RSVP is required to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

    Contact: jessica.hong@biola.edu

  • Media, Journalism and Public Relations Department Reception

    Time and Location TBD

    Contact: jessica.blaylock@biola.edu

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Talbot School of Theology

Looking for Spring Commencement?

Spring Commencement will take place May 8-9, 2020. Additional details will be released during the spring semester.