2022-2023 Commencement Ceremonies

The Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremonies are planned for Saturday, December 17, and the Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremonies are planned for Saturday, May 13. We are so excited to celebrate your accomplishments with you.

Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremony

December 17, 2022
9 AM: All Students from Arts, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Business, and Social Work
1 PM: All Students from Education, Natural Sciences & Health, and Nursing
Warner Pacific University- 2219 SE 68th Ave, Portland, OR

2022 Graduates

The commencement ceremony will be held in McGuire Auditorium at the Warner Pacific University campus. Guest tickets will be required for entry and will be provided to each graduate.

Please note that all plans are being made according to current pandemic guidelines. Fall commencement ceremony plans may be adjusted if necessary to comply with any updated guidance related to the pandemic and public health.

Live Stream

Unable to attend in person? The ceremony will be Live Streamed at this website so that you can join us virtually to celebrate our graduates!

Commencement Rehearsal, Regalia, & Ticket Pickup

Two Commencement Rehearsals will be held prior to commencement. Students will pick up their regalia and their guest tickets at rehearsal.

  • Wednesday, December 7: 6:00 pm –McGuire Auditorium, WPU Campus
  • Friday, December 9: 12:00 pm –McGuire Auditorium, WPU Campus

Please plan to attend one of these events.

Commencement Day Information

Here is an overview of the commencement day schedule so that you and your guests can plan accordingly.

Parking: Commencement Parking will be available in Lot B and Lot C on the Campus Map. We are asking each graduate (and their guests) to bring a maximum of 3 vehicles into Lots B and C on the day of commencement; this will allow sufficient parking for all guests.

Overflow parking is available in Lot A and along 66th Avenue.

Parking permits will not be required for Lots A, B, and C on Commencement Day.

Auditorium Entrance: Commencement will be held in the McGuire Auditorium (Building 12a on the Campus Map), which will open for guest entry as follows:

  • Morning Ceremony: McGuire Auditorium will open for guest seating at 8 am
  • Afternoon Ceremony: McGuire Auditorium will open for guest seating at 12 pm.

Accessibility: For accessibility, there is drop-off and pick-up zone on 68th Avenue. Seating attendants will be available to assist with locating an accessible seat.

Celebrating your Graduate:  Flowers, leis, and appropriate congratulatory signage are wonderful options for celebrating your graduate. Airhorns, noisemakers, confetti and balloons are not permitted in the event facility.

Tickets: Each guest must present a ticket for entry. Please consult with your graduate if you have questions regarding tickets.

Graduate Check-In and Line-Up: Graduates will gather in Egtvedt 203 to line up for the ceremony. All graduates should plan to check in as follows:

  • Morning Ceremony: Graduates should check in between 8:00 – 8:30 AM
  • Afternoon Ceremony: Graduates should check in between 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony

May 13, 2023, 10 AM
Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR, 97229

The May 2023 commencement ceremony will be held in the main sanctuary at Sunset Presbyterian Church on NW Cornell Road. Guest tickets will be required for entry and will be provided to each graduate.

Please note that all plans are being made according to current pandemic guidelines. Commencement ceremony plans may be adjusted if necessary to comply with any updated guidance related to the pandemic and public health.

May 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

The official Spring 2022 Virtual Commencement Ceremony video is archived online. Please join us in celebrating all Warner Pacific University graduates!