Fuller Theological Seminary is pleased to celebrate
the accomplishments of its graduates with the
66th Annual Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, June 13
10:00 a.m.
Lake Avenue Church
393 North Lake Avenue

The service will last approximately two hours and fifteen minutes. The auditorium will be open for admission at 8:30 a.m. In order to ensure adequate preferred seating for the families of all graduates, admission will require a Family Early Admission Pass until 9:30 a.m., at which time General Admission will open (though seating will be extremely limited). For more information about passes, visit the "Commencement Forms and Links" tab below.

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Fuller's regional campuses will be holding their own Commencement events. Graduates and their guests are welcome to attend regional Commencement events as well as the all-seminary events in Pasadena. Please contact the regional campus office for further details on any of these events. (Note: all of the other information on this page refers to the all-seminary Commencement in Pasadena and related events.)

  • Fuller Northwest Commencement: Saturday, June 6, 2:00 p.m., Westminster Chapel, 13646 NE 24th Street, Bellevue
  • Fuller Bay Area Commencement: Saturday, June 13, 2:00 p.m., The Chapel at St. Patrick's Seminary, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park
  • Fuller Sacramento Commencement, Saturday, June 7, 7:00 p.m., Capital River of Life Christian Church, 40 Goldenland Court, Sacramento
  • Fuller Orange County Graduation Dinner: Thursday, June 11
  • Fuller Arizona Commencement: Saturday, June 13, 10:30 a.m., Living Streams Church, 7000 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
  • Fuller Colorado Commencement: Friday, July 17, 6:00 p.m., Springs Community Church, 7290 Lexington Drive, Colorado Springs
  • Fuller Texas Commencement: Saturday, June 20, 10:30 a.m., Founder's Chapel at Grace Presbyterian Church, 10221 Ella Lee Lane, Houston



All are welcome to attend theFuller Theological Seminary 2015 Baccalaureate Service

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
10:00 a.m.
First Congregational Church
464 East Walnut Street
Pasadena, California

Reception immediately following in The Garth Courtyard on the Fuller campus, hosted by Alumni & Church Relations.

Graduates: Please meet in Payton 101 on the Fuller campus promptly at 9:30 a.m. to form the processional. Academic regalia is worn for this occasion.


Hooding Ceremonies & Graduate Events

Hooding services for doctoral programs and a variety of other receptions, dinners, banquets, and other events are being planned for graduates of different schools and programs during the weeks leading up to Commencement. Further information will be made available here as details become available.

The Office of Presbyterian Ministries will host a special graduation celebration for all graduating students in the Presbyterian community on Thursday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. in Payton 101 on the Pasadena campus. The celebration will include dinner, worship music, and a time of reflection and prayer. Rev. Chris Murphy, Director of Presbyterian Ministries, will be our speaker for the evening. This celebration is free for graduates and their families, and $5 per person for others.

The Pannell Center for African American Church Studies will host a celebration of this year's Black graduates onSaturday, May 30, in Barker Commons on the Pasadena campus. There will be dinner and dessert, live music and art, as well as reflections from the graduates. Rev. Dr. Joy Moore will be speaking. The evening is open to the entire Fuller community. Tickets are free for graduates and faculty, and $10 per person for others.

The Theology Graduate Union, along with the School of Theology, will host a dinner and reception for graduates and their guests on Thursday, June 4, at the Rococo Room located in Cafe Santorini. After dinner, graduates will hear from faculty and classmates, and end the evening with dancing. Tickets are $10 per person.

On Monday, June 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Centro Latino invites graduates, families, faculty, administration and staff to celebrate this year’s graduates and the award recipients of the Rosales, Hispania, and Olga Martinez Scholarships. Aworship service, program, and reception will be held in Payton 101 and the Garth.

The School of Intercultural Studies will hold a breakfast for doctoral graduates at the University Club (175 N. Oakland Avenue) from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 11. Tickets may be purchased online beginning April 17th. Korean Studies graduates should reserve or purchase tickets from the Korean Studies office.

The School of Intercultural Studies doctoral hooding service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Pasadena (75 N. Marengo Avenue) on Thursday, June 11 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Graduates should arrive before 2:00 p.m. There are no restrictions on the number of guests for each graduate, but seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

All School of Intercultural Studies faculty, graduates (both master's and doctoral), their families, and guests are invited to attend the graduation banquet on Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. on the campus mall. Tickets for the graduation banquet must be purchased by May 30. Registration will open April 20. Although graduates' tickets are free, all graduates must reserve their tickets in advance online. Korean Studies graduates should purchase tickets from the Korean Studies office.

The Korean Doctor of Ministry Program (School of Theology) has scheduled their hooding service in Payton 101 at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 12, followed by a luncheon on the Barker Commons on the Fuller campus at noon. There will be a presentation of final project topics in the Ray Anderson Classroom on the Fuller campus at 2:30 p.m. Contact the office at 626-584-5651 or for more information.

A hooding ceremony for Doctor of Ministry (School of Theology) graduates will be held on Friday, June 12 at 3:00 p.m. in Payton 101. Lineup of graduates begins at 2:30 p.m. beginning at 2:30 p.m. The ceremony will be followed by a light reception.

A hooding service for all 2014-2015 doctoral graduates of the School of Psychology will be held in Travis Auditorium at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12. This will be followed by a dinner for all faculty, master's and doctoral graduates, their families and invited guests, at 7:00 p.m. at the Westin Hotel. All guests must register at

A light reception for graduates of the Center for Advanced Theological Studies and their families will be held on Friday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, adjacent to the Fuller campus. Graduates may bring three guests to the reception without cost; additional guests will cost $6 each. This will be followed by a hooding ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Contact for details. Online registration closes on June 7.



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Please refer to our downloadable parking map for your reference.

Please note: The parking lot at Lake Avenue Church is NOT the primary parking location. Additionally, please do not park on the street in the area of the church.

Lake Avenue parking is limited to:

  • those issued special LOT B parking passes (based on where theylive)
  • those with official handicapped plates or placards (while speciallymarked spaces are available).

Please note: A Family Early Admission Pass is NOT a parking permit or pass, and byitself will not allow parking in the church parking lot.

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Childcare will be provided for children five years old or younger (born on or after June 14, 2009) on Commencement Day, Saturday, June 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Lake Avenue Church. Please submit our Childcare Reservation Request form by May 4, 2015. This service is only available to participating graduates and their families, not other guests. The number of children we can care for is limited, and reservations will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We're pleased to be able to offer this service free of charge. Please note that it is imperative that the reservation process be followed fully and completely and in a timely manner, or we will not be able to care for your children.


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Contact Erica Chang —

(626) 584-5200
(800) 235-2222
135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182