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Commencement 2014


Live Streaming

Linfield will live stream the entire commencement ceremony to the internet on Sunday, June 1. The live stream will be available beginning at 9:50 a.m. (just prior to commencement, which begins at 10 a.m.).

Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 31

11 a.m.: Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Mittleman Jewish Community Center in Portland. Tickets are required to attend the event.

4:30 p.m.:
Graduates and faculty report to HHPA Building, McMinnville Campus. Seniors should wear cap and gown and line up in the breezeway. Faculty assemble in the Multipurpose Room.

5 p.m.:  Baccalaureate Service, Ted Wilson Gymnasium, HHPA Building, McMinnville Campus.

Dave HuntDave Hunt, past president of American Baptist Churches USA and former speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives, will deliver the baccalaureate address. Hunt served for 16 years on the general board of American Baptist Churches USA, where he was elected as the youngest-ever ABC/USA president. He was elected to five terms in the Oregon House of Representatives, serving as majority leader and speaker of the house. He is currently president-elect of the Oregon City Rotary Club and serves as executive director of the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition. Read more.

6:30 p.m.: Grad Finale, Dillin Hall. Graduating seniors and their families are invited to celebrate the transition from student to alumnus during Grad Finale/Senior Celebration in Dillin Hall, following baccalaureate exercises. Register now.

Sunday, June 1

9 a.m.: Graduates report to Ted Wilson Gymnasium in cap and gown.

9:20 a.m.: Faculty robe in Fred Meyer Lounge.

10 a.m.:  Commencement on the green between Melrose Hall and the President’s House. Refreshments follow in the Oak Grove.

Note: Access to the commencement green is restricted at 9:45 a.m. to prepare for the processional.  Some aisles will be closed until after our graduates and faculty have entered and are seated, so please make every effort to arrive early and be in place.

Steve Lopes '84Dr. Stephen Lopes, a 1984 graduate of Linfield College and the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of the University of Southern California Athletics Department, will deliver the commencement address to the Linfield class of 2014. As COO and CFO, Lopes is responsible for managing all financial resources and operations of the $100 million athletic department budget at USC. Lopes also serves as an assistant adjunct professor in the Rossier School of Education at USC and is the executive director and program coordinator for the Sports Management Institute. Read more.

Weather Information

Oregon's weather can be unpredictable. We recommend that you come prepared for rain or sun.


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