Portland Graduation: The Banquet

Dates and Times

Our Celebration Banquet will be on Friday, April 24, 2015, with location to be announced. Doors open at 6:30 pm and dinner will be served promptly at 7 pm. We anticipate that the program will end around 9 pm.


In keeping with the elegance of the evening, Celebration Banquet attendees are asked to dress up. Men usually wear jackets and ties, and women generally wear skirts or dresses.


Western Seminary encourages guests not to bring children under the age of five, or older children who cannot sit quietly for extended periods of time. Mothers of nursing infants are welcome to bring their babies.

Vegetarian Entrée Option

You'll notice that the menu for the banquet is listed below. Please check with each of your guests prior to purchasing tickets. If any of them would prefer a vegetarian entrée option, you must notify Hannah Hayes of this when you purchase banquet tickets. Guests may only receive a vegetarian entrée if they have requested one at the time when tickets are purchased -- not on the night of the banquet.


Each graduate will receive two complimentary banquet tickets. Additionally, Western Seminary is pleased to subsidize eight additional tickets in order to fill a table of ten. All seating will be at assigned tables. 

Hannah Hayes will be handling banquet tickets. Please plan to pay for your tickets at the time that you contact Hannah. Tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis, and as such we regret that we cannot reserve tickets. We cannot guarantee ticket availability beyond April 17, but if you have an emergency, please contact Hannah.

The Menu

To Be Determined

For our vegetarian guests, an alternate entrée is available upon request. If you or your guests prefer a vegetarian option, it must be requested at the time you purchase tickets from Hannah Hayes. Extra vegetarian entrées will not be available the evening of the banquet.

Get in Touch

Kristin Gorton
Kristin Gorton
Assistant Dean of Student Development
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