Commencement

Graduates will need to arrive at Mariners Church 1 hour before the ceremony begins. Grad and SPS students Friday, May 6th at 6:30 p.m. Undergraduate students Saturday, May 7th at 8:30 a.m. For Undergraduate Commencement ONLY, tickets must be requested.

TICKET UPDATE | Worship Center is at capacity and no additional ticket requests will be received.  Guests are welcomed to view the ceremony from one of four overflow areas at Mariners Church, or via the webcast at www.vanguard.edu/live

Rehearsal

Takes place May 6th, 3 p.m. at Mariners Church, Worship Center. Rehearsal will last approx. 2 hours.

Baccalaureate

Held at St. Andrew’s Church. Please arrive at 7 p.m., the service will begin at 7:30 p.m.

GradFest

Held March 30-31, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Founders Bookstore Patio. This is your one-stop source for all your graduation needs. If you miss GradFest, you may make arrangements after April 4th at foundersclerk@vanguard.edu or by phone at (714) 556-3610 x4713.

Academic Regalia

Undergraduate and Graduate students may be ordered at GradFest. Graduate students, rented regalia must be returned immediately following the Commencement ceremony, to the Welcome Center, outside of the Worship Center.

Caps & Gowns

Pickup at the Bookstore by Wednesday, May 4th at 4 p.m. They must be worn at all ceremonies. (How to wear the hood).

Attire

under the gown should be fairly formal. Please do not wear jeans or shorts. It is advised that you not wear jackets or heavy clothing. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking, going up and down steps/ramps, and standing. Given the occasion, however, do not wear athletic shoes or casual flip-flops.

Class Rings

Order online at www.jostens.com or from the Jostens representative at the Bookstore during the first week of April.

Invites / Announcements

Orders starting the first week of March at www.jostens.com. It usually takes about 2 weeks from the time of order to receive your announcements.

Frames

can be ordered at the bookstore website, which can be found by downloading the order form.

Photographs

will be take at the graduation ceremony by Bob Knight Photo. You may order online at www.gradimages.com