2015–16 Academic Year

Order Graduation Invitations through Print & Mail Services. Sets of 25 announcements and envelopes are $29.95. Please call at 425.889.5309 or email them at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Baccalaureate Chapel

Friday, April 29th, 2016, 10:40am – 11:40am, Butterfield Chapel.

Students wear their robes and march in to the Chapel. They will be seated in a special reserved section in the front rows. Guests are welcome.

New Alumni Breakfast

Friday, May 6th, 2016 8:30am – 9:45am, Overlake Christian Church, Upstairs.

All graduates and their guests/families are invited to this Alumni sponsored event. Free breakfast for graduates, $5.00 for guests/families.

Commencement Rehearsal

Friday, May 6th, 2016 10:00am – 12:00 Noon, Overlake Christian Church.

All Graduates should plan on attending this rehearsal! Valuable information regarding marching, seating, and receiving diploma takes place.

Graduate Reception

On campus at Northwest University, Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Graduates and their families are invited to meet with faculty in the following locations from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.

  • College of Arts and Sciences – Argue 231, 233
  • College of Business – Library
  • College of Education – Rice Hall Lobby
  • College of Ministry – The Caf
  • School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony – Chapel
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences – Pecota Lounge
  • College of Adult and Professional Studies – Argue Fireside Lobby
  • ALL CAMPUS RECEPTION – Pavilion at 8:00pm

Everyone gathers at the Pavilion for refreshments at 8:00pm. President Castleberry will bring a brief congratulatory greeting. Look for our photo area.


Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 10:00am.

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Students and Faculty arrive at Overlake by 9:00am.

Guests, please plan on arriving by 9:15am. Overlake Christian Church is a large facility, the auditorium is towards the back of the facility. We clear the entrance hallway at 9:55am to allow graduates to line-up for the ceremony.

The service lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours.

Drop off area: Use Valet parking area on both sides of the building for ADA access.

Call the Provost's Office for special seating needs: 425.889.5237.

ASL available, please request this service by calling the Provost's Office:

Graduation Photos from 2015 Commencement

View Individual Student Graduation Photos.
View more photos from our 2015 Commencement.