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Commencement Giving Day

General Information

We are currently planning for an in-person commencement ceremony at Lake Avenue Church on Saturday, June 11, 2022, beginning at 10:00 am (PT).

Regardless of participation in the virtual events of 2020 or 2021, any previously eligible graduate who did not have the opportunity to walk at an in-person commencement were invited to participate in this year’s in-person commencement ceremony. Those who are eligible have been contacted at their Fuller email address to confirm plans so that the appropriate preparations can be made. For questions, please contact the Registrar's Office.

Family and friends of graduating students who are not able to attend in person can watch the Commencement livestream at fuller.edu/watch.

The programs for the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Commencement Services are available for download here.

2020 Commencement Program

2021 Commencement Program

2022 Commencement Program

COVID RESTRICTIONS: Masking is required for Fuller employees working the ceremony. For graduates and their guests, masks are strongly encouraged, and deeply appreciated, but will not be required. Proof of vaccination will not be required. Masks will be available at the venue for those who wish them.

As there is no rehearsal for Commencement, it is imperative that graduates are present at the Student Lineup area at Lake Avenue Church at 8:30 a.m. for instructions. Late arrivals will be able to pick up regalia in this area at that time. Doors will open for all family and guests at 9:00 a.m. No tickets are required at any time. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m., and is expected to last until around 1:30 p.m.

Information about Baccalaureate, doctoral hoodings, graduation banquets, and all other events can be found below. Baccalaureate and hooding ceremonies will take place in person on the Pasadena campus on Friday, June 10.

Change of Plans or Requests for Accommodation

Commencement Disability Service Request

Change of Plans: Not Attending

Regalia, Announcements, and Memorabilia

ACADEMIC REGALIA

Fuller provides rental regalia free of charge for all graduates, for all events of the Commencement season. This includes Baccalaureate, doctoral hoodings, and Commencement itself. This is the only regalia that can be worn for these events. It will be collected after Commencement and returned to Herff-Jones for cleaning and storage.

Regalia will be distributed from the Registrar's Office on the first floor of the Student Services Center, at 250 North Madison Ave. The schedule of distribution is

Wednesday  1-June   11am - 6:30pm
Thursday   2-June   11am - 6:30pm
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Saturday   4-June   11am - 3pm
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Monday     6-June   11am - 6:30pm
Tuesday    7-June   11am - 6:30pm
Wednesday  8-June   11am - 6:30pm
Thursday   9-June   11am - 6:30pm
Friday    10-June    8am - 2pm

For those arriving at the last minute, regalia will also be available at Lake Avenue Church the morning of the ceremony.

When you arrive to pick up your regalia, you will have the opportunity to try it on to ensure a proper fit and make any needed adjustments. Please make every effort to get your regalia early, especially if you want to schedule formal portraits.

For those who need to purchase custom made regalia for other purposes, please request an information sheet about purchasing regalia from the Registrar's office.

 

DIPLOMA FRAMES

Customized diploma frames can be purchased online at any time from Herff-Jones.

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Plain or customized graduation announcements can be purchased online at any time from Herff-Jones.

RINGS

Fuller class rings with the official Fuller Theological Seminary seal are available for purchase online from Herff-Jones.

FLOWERS

Flowers, leis, or bouquets are available for pre-order from The Commencement Group.

REGIONAL CAMPUS IN-PERSON EVENTS

Arizona Campus

Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 6:00 pm (participants may arrive as early as 4 pm if desired)

Valley Presbyterian Church
6947 East McDonald Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ

Questions? Contact the Arizona Campus.

 

TEXAS CAMPUS

Saturday, June 11 at 11:00 am

Access Church
1888 Stebbins Dr.
Houston, TX 77043

The service will be one hour with a reception immediately following the service.

Questions? Contact the Texas Campus.

OTHER EVENTS AND HOODINGS

THURSDAY, JUNE 9

Centro Latino Graduation Celebration
Class of 2020, 2021, 2022

Travis Auditorium
7:00–9:00 PM
Contact: Centro Latino

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 10

Baccalaureate
Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022

Arol Burns Mall
9:00–10:00 am
Contact: Brad Strawn, Julie Tai

This event is also streaming online on both YouTube and Zoom. The graduating class of 2022 have voted and the speaker will be Dr. Kutter Callaway.

For those needing translation in Spanish and Korean, join us on Zoom to access translation services.

한국어로 보려면 이 Zoom 링크를 사용하세요.
Para ver en español, por favor use este enlace de Zoom.

 

Korean Studies Center Doctoral Hooding and MA/ThM Celebration (KSC)
Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022

A hooding ceremony for Korean Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Ministry in Global Ministries, and Korean Doctor of Intercultural Studies graduates, and a celebration of Korean MA/ThM graduates.

Line up and Rehearsal: Travis Auditorium, 10:00 am

Hooding and Celebration: Travis Auditorium, 11:00 am–12:30 pm

Contact: Helen Lim

 

Doctor of Ministry Hooding (DMin)
Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022

First Baptist Church
75 N Marengo Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
11:00 am–1:00 pm

Contact: Cindy Lee

 

Korean Studies Center Luncheon (KSC)
Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022

Arol Burns Mall
1:00–3:00 pm

Contact: Helen Lim

 

Center for Missiology Research and Doctor of Intercultural Studies (DIS) Hooding
Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022

Hooding: Travis Auditorium, 2:00–3:30 pm

Reception: Arol Burns Mall, 3:45–4:15 pm

Contact: Erik Aasland, Cindy Lee

 

Center for Advanced Theological Studies Hooding (CATS)
Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022

Reception: Garth, 3:15–3:45 pm

Hooding: Payton Hall, 4:00–5:30 pm

Contact: Eugen Matei

 

School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy Doctoral Hooding (PhD and PsyD, Clinical Psychology)
Class of 2022

Hooding: Travis Auditorium, 5:00–6:00 pm

Photos with graduates and family: Arol Burns Mall, 6:00 pm

Reception: SOP & MFT Breezeway, 6:15–8:00 pm

Contact: Beth Smith

 

School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy Doctoral Hooding (MFT)
Class of 2022

Photos with graduates and family: Arol Burns Mall, 6:00 pm

Hooding and reception: Arol Burns Mall, 6:30–8:00 pm

Contact: Beth Smith

FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY ADDRESS AND CAMPUS MAP

Travis Auditorium
Fuller Theological Seminary
180 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

CAMPUS MAP

Click the map image to view a PDF of the campus map.

Directions and Parking for on-campus events

Click "Directions" on the map to get driving and public transportation directions from your location.

Parking

Limited complimentary parking is available in the following locations:

185 N. Madison Ave. - Exterior lot: Please do not park in red/green (Faculty and Staff) or visitor spaces.

Limited street parking is also available at no cost, please be sure to read all posted signs. Additional paid parking is available at 473 E. Union St., Pasadena.

PARKING FOR COMMENCEMENT

Complimentary parking for guests at Commencement is at Gateway Plaza, on the southeast corner of the intersection of the 210 Freeway and Lake Avenue. The entrance to the parking structure is from Mentor Ave. Several shuttle vans will run from the south side of Gateway plaza to the pedestrian ramp on the south side of Lake Avenue Church before, during and after the ceremony.

The Gold Line's Lake Avenue stop is a five-minute walk from Lake Avenue Church, for those using Light Rail for transportation.

WHERE TO STAY

Westin-Pasadena

The Westin Pasadena

(.2 miles from campus)

191 North Los Robles
Pasadena, California 91101
Phone: (626) 792-2727

Access our corporate rate: $197/night in a Standard Room

Hilton_Pasadena

Hilton Pasadena

(.5 miles from campus)

168 S. Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 577-1000

Hilton Pasadena corporate rate: 10% off the lowest advertised rate
Reservations can be made using our Corporate ID #2975411

Hyatt Place Pasadena

Hyatt Place Pasadena

(.4 miles from campus)

399 E. Green St
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 788-9108

25% off with Corporate Rate Code 138793 or FTHS

sheraton pasadena hotel

Sheraton Pasadena

(.6 miles from campus)

303 Cordova St
Pasadena, California 91101
Phone: (626) 469-8100

$169/night (single or double occupancy, standard room) off lowest rate advertised.
Add Booking Code E3B under Special Rates Section when reserving a room.