2013–14 Academic Year

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Baccalaureate Chapel

Friday, May 2nd, 10:40 – 11:40 AM, Butterfield Chapel.

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

New Alumni Breakfast

Friday, May 9th, 8:30 – 9:45 AM, 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 9th, 10:00 – 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 9th at 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

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

  • College of Arts and Sciences – HSC 231, 233
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences – The Aerie
  • College of Ministry – The Caf
  • School of Business Management – HSC 104
  • School of Education – Rice Hall Lobby
  • School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony – Chapel
  • CAPS – Barton Building Reception Lobby

ALL CAMPUS RECEPTION – Pavilion at 8:00 PM
Everyone gathers at Pavilion for refreshments at 8:00 PM. President Castleberry will bring a brief congratulatory greeting. Look for our photo area.


Saturday, May 10th at 10:00 AM.

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

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

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.

Use Valet parking area for ADA access.
Call the Provost's Office for special seating needs.
ASL available, please request this service by calling the Provost's Office:

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