Click the links below for ceremony details primarily for Doctor of Ministry graduates, Hispanic Ministry Program Graduates, their families and guests.
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One of the requirements of graduation is completing the Graduating Student Survey. The information you enter into the survey is confidential. We ask for your student ID only so that we know that you completed the survey. The information you give us is used to continue to improve Gordon-Conwell. The survey must be completed online before graduation. Click here
to take the survey.
Your name is important! We want to pronounce your name correctly at Commencement. If you have not already done so on your graduation application, please email a phonetic spelling of your name to the Doctor of Ministry Office ([email protected]
). We need your help with this task.
We are now in the process of having announcements (not invitations) printed. Each graduate will receive 10 announcements free of charge. Beginning April, graduates will receive them in the mail.
If you’d like to order extra announcements, please click here
. The cost is $.50 per announcement. Please send payment to the Communications Office at 130 Essex Street, South Hamilton, MA 01982. The announcements will be sent to the address that you provide on the form, after payment is received. Contact Communications Office 978-646-4107
with any questions.
Regalia and Attire
Men, please wear a white shirt, tie, dark slacks and dark shoes. Ladies may dress in a similar fashion (dark shoes go best with the black robes). D.Min. students will receive the doctoral hood as part of the commencement ceremony. All regalia must be taken home after Baccalaureate. After Commencement, graduates may keep their regalia.
Honor insignia on academic regalia are limited to official pins (Psi Chi pins or other seminary-sanctioned academic honors). Other insignia (e.g., cords, capes, and stoles) or decorations are not permitted.
When caring for the gown from home after graduation, use a dryer cycle of permanent press for 15-20 minutes to remove wrinkles. The hood should be lightly ironed.
Attendance at Commencement is mandatory for all graduates living within a 250 mile radius of the Seminary. If you will not be attending Commencement, you must notify the Doctor of Ministry Office via email ([email protected]) no later than April 15th. Your name will be listed in the program, but not announced.
11” x 17” The Hamilton Bookstore has a few of the special GCTS frames. Contact Dave Shorey ([email protected]). Frames can also be ordered online at our online store.
Please review all ceremony information, specifically arrival times for robing at Baccalaureate and Commencement. Times have been set to allow for sufficient time to go over the instructions for processing, as well as detailed instructions on receiving your diploma. If at any time you have questions regarding the commencement activities, please contact our office at [email protected] or 978-646-4132.
Graduation is just the beginning of your lifetime relationship with Gordon-Conwell as an Alum. To find resources that will serve you in ministry and to stay connected as a valuable part of the worldwide Gordon-Conwell family. As an alum you can: