- Linfield College

Commencement 2020

McMinnville Campus Grad Fair 

Tuesday, March 10

 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Wildcat Windup, Linfield's Grad Fair, graduates can pick up their caps and gowns, order announcements, confirm all paperwork has been filed, learn more about alumni resources and much more.

Live Streaming

The 2020 Linfield Commencement will be streaming live. The video stream will begin at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 31. The link to the live stream will be available on this page after May 1.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 29

5-8 p.m.:  Latinx Celebration, (by invitation only), location to be determined, McMinnville 

Saturday, May 30

12 p.m.: Athletic Stole Ceremony, Ted Wilson Gymnasium, HHPA Building, McMinnville Campus

2 p.m.: Senior Honors Convocation, (by invitation only) Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall, McMinnville Campus 

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.

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.

Sunday, May 31

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.

1:30 p.m.: Nursing Pinning Ceremony,  Ted Wilson Gymnasium, McMinnville Campus. 

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.


Weather Information

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

Commencement Photos

GradImages is our Commencement photographer. Learn more at www.gradimages.com or 800-261-2576. Students may pre-register online to receive proofs in a timely manner. Pre-register for graduation photos using this form to enter to win a prize.


Ordering Caps and Gowns

Linfield students participating in the 2020 commencement ceremony can order caps and gowns online. This link is also for ordering Linfield graduation announcements, class rings, diploma frames, etc.