Graduation Weekend: June 15-17, 2018

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Greetings from the President

President Bob Cushman

Dear Graduates, Families, and Friends of PUC:

The weekend of June 15 to 17, 2018, will be a high point in the lives of our students and their families.

We are excited to honor and celebrate our graduates and the future that lies ahead.  From our modest beginnings in 1882 to the present day, Pacific Union College has affirmed life-changing Christian education.

In the following pages, please find detailed information about Commencement Weekend.

I look forward to meeting you here at PUC on beautiful Howell Mountain, “where nature and revelation unite in education.”

Warm regards,

Robert A. Cushman Jr.

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Graduation Weekend: Schedule of Events

Friday, June 15, 2018
Doughnuts & Rehearsal for All Graduates (MC) 10:30 a.m.
Rehearsal for Nursing Graduate Recognition (CS) 1:00 p.m.
Social Work Consecration (SC) 4:00 p.m.
Dinner available for purchase in the Dining Commons.  Meal tickets can be purchased in advance. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Theology Department Seniors Consecration Service (SC) 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Consecration - Vespers (CS) 8:00 p.m.
Refreshments for Seniors and Guests (CS) Immediately Following Vespers
Sabbath, June 16, 2018
Breakfast available for purchase in the Dining Commons. Meal tickets can be purchased in advance. (DC) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Sabbath School (CS) 10:00 a.m.
Baccalaureate (CS) 11:15 a.m.
Lunch available for purchase in the Dining Commons.  Meal tickets can be purchased in advance. (DC) 12:00 - 2:00 p.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 17, 2018
Senior Class Picture (CF) 8:15 a.m.
Commencement (MC) 9:00 a.m.

(CF) Church Fountain, (CM) Campus Mall, (CS) Church Sanctuary, (DC) Dining Commons, (MC) Maxwell Commons, (SC) Scales Chapel, (FR) Fireside Room

Weekend Highlights

Social Work Consecration Service 
June 15, 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.

Theology Department Consecration Service 
June 15, 6:30 p.m. | Scales Chapel
The Theology Department faculty will lead out in a consecration service for the Theology and Religion graduates of the program.  Family and guests are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served in the Fireside Room after the program.

Senior/Parent Refreshments
June 15, Immediately Following Vespers | Outside the Church Sanctuary
Graduating students and their families are welcome to stay for refreshments immediately following vespers.

Nursing Graduate Recognition Service
June 16, 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 16, 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 16, 5:30 p.m. | Dining Commons
Graduates and their families are invited to a reception with the President and faculty. A selection of graduates’ final projects will be displayed.  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 PUC WiFi 2.4 or 5.0, 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 will photograph all graduates at the graduation ceremony. Order online at or call (800) 261-2576 for more information.

Thai Orchid Leis

Reserve Thai Orchid Leis for a graduating friend or family member from PUC! Conveniently ready for pickup on graduation morning. Reserve online at or call (805) 390-2623.