Western Seminary Commencement Ceremony

Sacramento Graduation: Commencement


The commencement ceremony location will be held at Creekside Church on Saturday morning, August 1 at 10:30am.  Creekside is Western Seminary Sacramento Campus' host church so the directions are the same as those to campus.


The location can hold approximately 10-15 guests per grad (based on the number of grads at this point).  If you plan on less guests celebrating with us, please let the Student Services team know so that we might be able to allow others to bring more.


Guests often wonder what attire is appropriate for the commencement ceremony.  Most people wear either nice pants or skirts/dresses.  It’s a dressy occasion, but not formal.


We encourage guests not to bring children under five, or older children who might have difficulty sitting quietly for the entire ceremony (approximately 90 minutes).  Mothers of nursing infants are invited to bring their babies, but they’re encouraged to sit in the back of the room or a the event roomwhich will have the ent live streamed.

Cell Phones

Please turn off cell phones, and please remind your guests to do the same so as not to disturb others during the ceremony.

Light Refreshments

We will be having a light hors d’oeuvres reception following the commencement ceremony in the Church Lobby and Event Room until 1pm.  Enjoy visiting and taking pictures with family, friends and faculty.

Commencement Day Timeline - August 1, 2015

Graduates arrive. Please bring your cap and gown (ironed) to the rehearsal.  We will provide you with the hood that morning.   8:00 am
Doors open for guests to enter the Worship Center or the Event Room (livestream) 10:00 am
Commencement ceremony begins. 10:30 am
Commencement ceremony ends. 11:30 am
Reception with light refreshments offered in church lobby. After ceremony
Reception ends. 1:00 pm

Important:  Everyone who walks in the commencement ceremony must attend the rehearsal at 8:00 am.  Please plan accordingly.