Graduation Weekend: June 10-12, 2016

Greetings from the President

Heather Joy Knight, Ph.D.

Dear Graduates, Families, and Friends of PUC:

I am certain the weekend of June 10 to 12, 2016, will be a happy and fulfilling one for each of you. There are many events planned, with interesting speakers scheduled and various opportunities for family and friends to celebrate the wonderful achievements of your PUC student. Please explore these pages to find detailed information about activities and helpful hints for graduates, families, and friends. Our goal is for you to enjoy the entire celebratory weekend here at PUC.

Graduates, we wish each of you success as you complete the requirements for your degree. It has been a pleasure to have you with us and to watch you develop and excel in the varied skills for meeting your life goals and accomplishing your dreams.

Families, we especially appreciate your support of PUC and know that your son, daughter, spouse, or parent will make a real contribution in the future as they serve our Lord, our Church, and society at large.


Heather J. Knight, Ph.D.

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Graduation Weekend: Schedule of Events

Friday, June 10, 2016
Doughnuts & Rehearsal for All Graduates (CG) 10:30 a.m.
Rehearsal for Nursing Graduate Recognition (CS) 1:00 p.m.
Social Work Consecration (SC) 4:00 p.m.
Senior/Parent Buffet - Tickets Required (DC)
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5:30 p.m.
Religion Seniors Consecration Service (SC) 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Consecration - Vespers (CS) 8:00 p.m.
Sabbath, June 11, 2016
Complimentary Continental Breakfast for Graduates and Their Families (FR) 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Sabbath School (CS) 10:00 a.m.
Baccalaureate (CS) 11:15 a.m.
Nursing Graduate Recognition Service (CS) 4:00 p.m.
Teacher Dedication (SC) by invitation only 4:00 p.m.
President's Reception for Seniors, Parents and Faculty (DC) 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Senior Class Picture (ML) 8:30 a.m.
Commencement (CG) 9:00 a.m.

(CG) Commencement Grove, (CM) Campus Mall, (CS) Church Sanctuary, (DC) Dining Commons, (ML) McReynolds Hall Lawn, (SC) Scales Chapel, (FR) Fireside Room

Weekend Highlights

Social Work Consecration Service
June 10, 4:00 p.m. | Scales Chapel
Everyone is invited to this special service when Social Work faculty will consecrate the graduates of the program for service to God and humanity.

Senior/Parent Buffet (tickets required)
June 10, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Dining Commons
Graduating students and their families are invited to an informal buffet dinner with the PUC administration. Families may come and go at their convenience. Check back for registration and ticket details.

Nursing Graduate Recognition Service
June 11, 4:00 p.m. | Sanctuary
Everyone is invited to this special program, which will include nursing awards, and the traditional nursing pinning ceremony.

Teacher Dedication Service
June 11, 4:00 p.m. | Scales Chapel
Teacher candidates will be dedicated at a special ceremony. Family and invited guests are welcome.

President's Reception
June 11, 5:30 p.m. | Dining Commons
Graduates and their families are invited to a reception with the President and faculty. Light refreshments will be served.

Wireless Internet

PUC is pleased to offer complimentary wireless access to our guests. When you arrive on campus, select from the PUC WiFi options and follow the on-screen authentication instructions for guest registration. If you do not have Verizon cell phone service, we recommend you select the registration by email option.

Professional Photography

GradImages photographs all graduates at the graduation ceremony. Order online at or call (800) 261-2576 for more information.

Thai Graduation Orchid Leis

Leis are conveniently ready for pickup at Commencement Grove on graduation morning. Reserve one online at, or contact Sam at (805) 390-2623.