Weekend Schedule 2018
June 15, Friday
Bachelor in Psychology Recognition, 1 p.m. Heubach Chapel
Special recognition service to honor graduating Psychology majors. Reception immediately following. Family and friends are welcome to attend.
Engineering Senior Reception, 6 p.m. Fellowship Hall (University Church)
Special reception to recognize engineering graduates and for their families to meet Engineering faculty.
Consecration, 8 p.m. University Church
The graduating seniors will present the evening vespers program. This is typically a time to pay tribute to those who have helped you through your academic career. You do not need to be dressed in regalia, appropriate vespers dress is acceptable.
Graduate Reception Kellogg Hall
You and your families are invited to a reception immediately following the consecration service.
June 16, Sabbath
First Serve: Baccalaureate, 9:30 a.m. University Church
FirstServe is our more informal service featuring contemporary praise music. Terrie Aamodt, professor of History and English, will be the speaker.
You are also invited to attend Sabbath School (locations can be found in the bulletin) which is at 10:30 a.m. Once again, you need not to be dressed in regalia, appropriate church dress is preferred.
Second Serve: Baccalaureate, 11:45 University Church
Second Service is our more traditional church service. César De León, NPUC Vice-President for Hispanic ministries and father of a graduating senior, will be the speaker.
Teacher Dedication, 3 p.m. Walla Walla Valley Academy Auditorium
Dedication service to honor those graduating in with degrees in elementary education, secondary certification, and master's in certification. All are welcome to attend. Professional dress is preferred.
Social Work and Sociology Pinning and Dedication Ceremony, 3:30 p.m. Heubach Chapel (University Church)
Dedication service to honor bachelor of social work and sociology graduates. All are welcome to attend. Reception immediately following.
Nurses' Pinning, 4 p.m. University Church
Ceremony to welcome newly graduating nurses into the nursing profession. All are welcome to attend. Nursing students need to be dressed in regalia, for all others dress will be casual.
Theology Senior Dedication Service, 5 p.m. Heubach Chapel (University Church)
Dedication service to honor and dedicate graduating theology and religion majors for service. All are welcome to come and show support for the young ministers and bible workers as they meet together one last time before they pursue their future for Christ.
Strawberry Dessert Reception, 6 p.m. Fine Arts Center Lawn
Senior class officer invite graduates and their families, faculty and staff to spend time together while enjoying one of life's simple pleasures. Dress is casual.
Master's Degree Hooding Ceremony, 7 p.m. Walla Walla Valley Academy Auditorium
Ceremony to honor our esteemed graduates who have completed their masters degree. All are invited to attend. A reception will follow.
Evensong, 8:00 p.m. University Church
One last chance to enjoy this sunset service before heading off onto your individual paths. Organ music and the spoken word presented by Kraig Scott, professor of music, and Montgomery Buell, associate professor of history.
Sunday, June 17
Graduate Group Photographs, 7:30 a.m. Kretschmar Hall Lawn
It is important that you be on time for this photo. This is the photograph that will be looked at for years to come. Undergraduate photo will be taken first, and then a separate Masters photo will be taken. Please come dressed in your regalia. Following the photo you will then line up in marching order for the Commencement processional.
Commencement, 8:30 a.m. Centennial Green
Now this is the time you have all been working towards. Randy Roberts, senior pastor at Loma Linda University Seventh-Day Adventist Church and father of a graduating senior, will be giving the Commencement address. We ask that you please remain seated until your major is called. We also ask that once you receive your diploma that you return to your seat until all graduates have received their diploma. Once commencement is finished you are then free to find family and friends.