Friday, 13. December 2019, Fresno Pacific University, Special Events Center, Fresno Pacific University's Graduate Hooding Ceremony

from 13. December 2019 - 19:00 till 21:00

Fresno Pacific University, Special Events Center

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Please join us on Friday, December 13, 2019 for Fresno Pacific University's Graduate Ceremony! Our invitation extends to colleagues, family and friends. 
If you are on campus early, please stop by the Graduate Research Symposium, taking place from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm in North Hall (BC Lounge). The Hooding Ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm in the Special Events Center.

1) Where can I park?
Parking is available in any of the Fresno Pacific University parking lots. The closest parking lot is located on the corner of Hamilton/Winery.
2) What time do graduates need to arrive?
Graduates need to arrive by 6:15PM. Please check in on the WEST side of the building (closest to the Campus Green). 
3) What time do the doors open for guests?
The doors will open at 6:00pm.
4) Do guests need a ticket?
Tickets are required for guest entry. Each graduate will receive their allotted tickets in the mail with their invitation. Additional tickets will be given out depending on the size of the event. Contact Laura Tekunoff () if additional tickets are needed.
5) What should graduates wear?
Commencement Regalia (apparel): All participants must purchase their own

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Regalia (cap, black gown, tassel and hood, if applicable) is to be purchased online here for undergraduate, graduate and degree completion students. Regalia will be available for purchase the Jostens website and at the bookshop on the main campus beginning September 16.  For bachelor’s degree candidates, regalia must be purchased online by November 22 to ensure delivery in time for commencement. For master’s degree candidates, regalia must be purchased online by November 8 to ensure delivery in time for commencement. Regalia that still needs to be purchased after the dates listed above will only be available for purchase at the bookshop on the main campus. To purchase regalia online please visit the Jostens shop.

Announcements can be ordered through Jostens. You can preview products and order announcements now at If you chose to order announcements, we highly recommend you order them early! Jostens will be on the main campus in the bookshop with class ring options to view on October 2 - 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and November 5 - 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The FPU bookshop carries a variety of alumni product and diploma frames, as well as announcements and class rings made available through Jostens. Find everything at
Please be aware that you will be walking up and down stairs, so appropriate shoes are highly encouraged. For women, pointed heels or stilettos are highly discouraged.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the dignity of the event, and out of respect for your fellow graduates, their families, your faculty and all involved in this ceremony, personal embellishments on caps and/or gowns will not be allowed.
6) Will there be a professional photographer?
Photography: By Campus Candids,

Professional photographers will photograph each candidate receiving his/her diploma from the president and at the bottom of the stairs following each student’s recognition on stage. Each candidate will receive a 1x1-inch proof photograph in the mail about two weeks following the ceremony and will be able to order enlargements. For safety reasons, family and friends must take photographs/videos from their seats.

8) Special Needs Seating & Translation Services

Guests in need of a sign language interpreter should contact the Student Life Office at 559-453-2073 to make arrangements as soon as possible and no later than Friday, November 29.
Guests in need of Spanish translation services should contact the Student Life Office at 559-453-2073 by Friday, November 29 to request services. Reservations are highly recommended to ensure enough headsets will be available.

9) Who should I contact if I have more questions?
Contact Laura Tekunoff, Assistant to the Dean, School of Education:  

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