Commencement | School of Behavioral Health | Loma Linda University

For general Loma Linda University Commencement information and the official schedule of events, please visit the University's Commencement website.

School of Behavioral Health Graduation Events


Commencement Rehearsal

Who: All SBH graduates
When: Thursday, June 11 at 8:00 AM
Where: Drayson Center
Regalia: Not required

Department of Social Work and Social Ecology: MSW Hooding Ceremony

Who: MSW graduates
When: Friday, June 12 at 10:30 AM
Where: University Church
Regalia: Required

Town and Gown (Doctoral Hooding Ceremony)

Who: SBH doctoral graduates
When: Friday, June 12 at 1:30 PM
Where: University Church
Regalia: Required

Department of Counseling and Family Sciences: Graduate Student Reception

Who: CFS graduates
When: TBD
Where: TBD
Regalia: Not required

Celebration of Graduates Vespers Service

Who: All SBH graduates
When: Friday, June 12 at 7 PM
Where: University Church
Regalia: Not required

Baccalaureate Services

Who: All SBH graduates
When: Sabbath, June 13 at 11:45 AM
Where: University Church
Regalia: Required

Conferring of Degrees

Who: All SBH graduates
When: Sunday, June 14 at 1:30 PM
Where: Drayson Center
Regalia: Required

Did you know...?

For friends and relatives who are unable to attend in person, the University provides a formal livestream of both the Baccalaureate service and the Conferring of Degrees ceremony. The Town & Gown doctoral hooding ceremony will be informally livestreamed on the SBH Facebook page.

Q: Are any of the events ticketed, or is there a limit on the number of family members and friends who can attend?
A: The only ticketed event is the CFS Graduate Student Reception. For all other events, you're welcome to invite as many guests as you'd like!

Q: When should my guests line up for the Commencement ceremony?
A: We recommend arriving at least one hour prior to the start time of the Sunday Commencement ceremony. (Parking may take additional time.)

Q: Where do my guests park, and where do they enter the building?
A: Parking information can be found here, and all guests should enter through the event entrance on the west side of the Drayson Center.

Q: Are there any guidelines for conduct during the Commencement ceremony?
A: Yes. Please refer to the University's Conduct and Protocol information.

Q: Who should I contact if I have any questions that are not addressed here?
A: Please contact your department. If needed, they may refer you to the Office of the Dean.

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Departmental Contacts

Counseling and Family Sciences: Suzie Monell -
Psychology: Shari Lane -
Social Work and Social Ecology: Doreen Cornejo -

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