Professional Studies & Graduate Programs Commencement Ceremony

(Graduate Hooding will take place during the Commencement Ceremony)

DATE: Friday, May 5, 2017
TIME: 4PM (Doors open at 3PM)
Students arrive for check-in at 3PM and report to the Student Center
NOTE: The Main Entrance to the Worship Center has been relocated to the side entrance by the Cafe and Bookstore.


MARINERS CHURCH: 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine, CA 92603
Directions from Google Maps
Map | Campus | Worship Center

Program and Speakers

Program: the ceremony will be approximately 2 hours
Graduate Student Speaker
PS Student Speaker: TBD

Mariners Church

Graduation is held at the Mariners Church Worship Center, a beautiful indoor venue located just minutes from the Vanguard University campus. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for preferred seating and to avoid traffic congestion exiting the 73 Freeway.

The Worship Center at Mariners Church is handicap accessible and seating is available. For questions regarding seating or accessibility, please call (714) 966-5441.

The Global Café at Mariner’s Church will be open on Friday from 9AM-7:30PM featuring Grab N Go sandwiches, salads, and pizza plus the Barista Coffee Station. The Bookstore kiosk will open before and after the ceremony for any last minute gift needs. Please enjoy the convenience of these establishments at this venue.

No food or drinks will be allowed inside the actual Worship Center.

Graduate Dress Attire

For information regarding dress attire for this event, please click here.






Child Care

Child care is available for the SPS/Graduate Commencement ceremony upon request.  Click here for Childcare details. Space is limited.

Local Hotels

Click here to view some hotels in the area.


Commencement Information Office
(714) 966-5441 |


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