Western Seminary Commencement Ceremony

SAC Graduation: Commencement

Two students smiling at the ceremony.Getting There

The commencement ceremony location is to be determined.


The location will have ample seating for all your family and friends. No tickets required.


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.  Mothers of nursing infants are invited to bring their babies, but they’re encouraged to sit in the back of the room.

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.


We will be having a light hors d’oeuvres reception following the commencement ceremony.  Enjoy visiting and taking pictures with family, friends and faculty.

Commencement Day Timeline - August 16, 2014

Graduates arrive. Please bring your cap, gown, and hood to the rehearsal. 8:15 am
Doors open for guests to enter the Worship Center. 10:00 am
Commencement ceremony begins. 10:30 am
Commencement ceremony ends. 12 noon
Receptions begins. After ceremony
Reception ends. 1:00 pm

Important:  Everyone who walks in the commencement ceremony must attend the rehearsal at 8:15 am.  Please plan accordingly.