- 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.

Portland Campus Grad Fair

Portland Campus will offer a similar event, the Portland Pinning Planning Party, in late April. The exact date has not yet been set. 

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 Senior Recognition Ceremony, (by invitation only), location to be determined, McMinnville 

Saturday, May 30

10 a.m.: BSU Excellence Ceremony, Ford Hall, McMinnville Campus, (by invitation only)

12 p.m.: Athletic Stole Ceremony, Ted Wilson Gymnasium, HHPA Building, McMinnville Campus (by invitation only)

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

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 and staff wishing to robe should 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 and staff 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 May 2020 commencement ceremony will need to order caps & gowns. Students on the McMinnville Campus can obtain their caps & gowns at the Wildcat Windup on March 10. Students on the Portland Campus will be provided forms from the Portland Student Life Office to order their caps & gowns prior to the April pinning planning party. Online and Continuing Education students can order their regalia by emailing the Bookstore. This link can be used to order Linfield graduation announcements, class rings, diploma frames, etc. online.