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Western Seminary is hosting its 97th annual commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at Rolling Hills Community Church in Tualatin, Ore. Those unable to attend in person are invited to join our livestream as we celebrate our graduates!


Graduating? Time to Get Excited!

Graduates cheering.

So you’re ready to graduate? First of all... Congratulations! We hope you take some time to reflect on how hard you’ve worked to reach this moment in your academic career. Life happens between your first semester and your last. You’ve experienced joys and sorrows alike during your time as a Western Seminary student. You’ve made sacrifices of time, money, and energy. Likewise, your loved ones have also sacrificed with you along this journey.

Some of you have blasted through your program, and others feel as though you’re crawling over the finish line. No matter what pace you went, you should be very proud of all of your hard work and everything it took to get to this point!  We trust that you have been transformed by the gospel and are fully equipped to go out and do the good works God has prepared in advance for you to do.

Here you’ll find all of the information you need to know in order to be prepared for the graduation weekend.

Mark Your Calendar!

2024 Commencement Reception
Day: Friday, April 19, 2024                                                                                                                                                            
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Western Seminary Portland Campus


Our Commencement Reception will be a relaxed, informal, evening of celebrating our graduates on Western Seminary's lawn. We will be under two large tents, with charcuterie appetizers provided, and the Pip's Doughnuts team! We're so excited to celebrate with you, your family, and friends!

2024 Commencement Ceremony
Day:  Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time:  11:00 a.m. with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. for guests
Location:  Rolling Hills Community Church
3550 SW Borland Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062

All graduates are required to arrive at Rolling Hills Community Church by 9:00 a.m. for rehearsal and pre-ceremony preparations.

Graduates are encouraged to bookmark this page and check for updates. Graduates may also reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with further questions.