Commencement Weekend

  • Senior Celebration on Friday, May 5th at 5:30 pm
  • Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 am

The 2017 commencement will be held on Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 am at the Westminister Presbyterian Church located in Pasadena. A reception will follow at the President’s home, which is adjacent to the church.

We are honored to have Dr. Steve Kortenhoeven as our commencement speaker for this year. Dr. Kortenhoeven is the Dean of Academics at Denver Christian in Lakewood, Colorado, but is likely best known to the Providence community for his foundational role in the early years of Providence as the Dean of Student Life. Known by Providence students as “Dr. K”, he played a critical role in shaping and developing the student life programs at Providence and has been a lifelong educator in numerous educational settings before obtaining his Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Azusa Pacific University.

The weekend’s festivities begin with a special banquet dinner for graduating seniors and two complimentary guests on Friday evening at 5:30 pm on the Providence campus.  Additional guests may be added for a charge of $15 to be paid at the door. Please RSVP by completing the form below.

After the senior banquet, Providence has a tradition called “Senior Celebration” in which we celebrate the graduating seniors with awards, reflections, singing, prayer, and laughter. All family, friends, and college community are welcome to the event which will take place on Friday, May 5 at 7:30pm on the Providence campus.

RSVP for Senior Celebration Banquet

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