Doctor of Ministry & Latino & Global Ministries

DMin Hamilton Graduation

If any graduate encounters any difficulty on his/her way to Commencement, please call the seminary switchboard at 978-468-7111, between 8:00 am – 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, and they will contact Natalie Crowson, Registrar, who will be organizing the graduates.

Important Dates

May 6: Baccalaureate

Dinner Buffet:
Location: Alumni Hall
Time: Open between 5:00-6:00pm
Order tickets through Eventbrite
Price: $16/per person; Children 7-12 are $7; Children 6 and under are free.

Worship Service:
Location: Gordon College Chapel, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA
Graduate arrival time:  6:45pm at the Ken Olson Science Center
Baccalaureate Service time: 7:30pm at the Gordon College Chapel
Graduates must wear academic regalia.

Graduates may invite up to 6 guests with tickets to the Baccalaureate service.

The Baccalaureate livestream will be available for those who are unable to attend in person. It will begin at 7:15pm on our Facebook page and on our website.


May 7: DMin-LGM Graduation Breakfast Reception

Time: 7:30am – 8:30am
Location: Alumni Hall, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Registration link to be provided shortly
Schedule:
7:30am – Arrive, Continental Breakfast
8:00am – Event Program & Presentation of the Alvin Padilla Leadership Award
8:30am – Graduates & guests leave for Gordon College


May 7: Commencement 

Location: Gordon College Chapel, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA
Graduate arrival time:  8:45am at the Ken Olson Science Center
Commencement time: 10:00am at the Gordon College Chapel
Speaker: Dr. Scott Sunquist, President
Graduates must wear academic regalia.

Graduates may invite up to 6 guests with tickets to the Commencement service.

The Commencement livestream will be available for those who are unable to attend in person. It will begin at 9:45am on our Facebook page and on our website.

Important Deadlines

Please pay close attention to these deadlines!
March 21: Order extra graduation announcements here.
Beginning March 30:  Graduation Announcements will be placed in the mail.
No later than April 15: Notify Doctor of Ministry Office, via email [email protected] if you will not be attending Commencement.
April 30: RSVP for DMIN-LGM Breakfast
 

Safety & Security

Each year we reevaluate our safety and security plans and we would like to make you aware of some continued safety and security restrictions and procedures ahead of time to reduce any inconvenience to you, your family or other guests.
The continued safety and security restrictions and procedures are:
1. No backpacks will be allowed at Commencement.
2. No Packages will be allowed at Commencement, unless they are medically necessary, strollers or diaper bags etc. and then, are subject to a random search.
3. No Balloons will be allowed at Commencement.
4. Unfortunately, ONLY TWO ADULT GUEST PER GRADUATE. We will be giving out tickets, graduates are kindly asked to invite only two adult guest to the Commencement ceremony.
5. Unfortunately, no children will be permitted, except for infants on laps.
5. Parking details TBD.
We have no specific threat to either event, however, we are taking these necessary preventive measures after evaluation of our security plan to provide for the safest possible Commencement for the graduating class.

Regalia

All who march in the procession at both events will wear full academic regalia. It is most appropriate for men to wear ties, as necklines are visible. Women should consider wearing blouses or dresses with buttons so that regalia hoods can be easily fixed to these (instead of pinned). 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.

Students who are not attending the ceremony will have diploma and regalia mailed to them after the services.

Care of Academic Regalia

The Graduation gown may be placed in the dryer on permanent press for 15-20 minutes to remove wrinkles. The hood should be lightly ironed.

Regalia Pick-Up

All regalia will be available at Ken Olson Science Center, Gordon College, on Friday, May 6 beginning at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 beginning at 8:45 a.m.

Location & Directions

Baccalaureate Buffet:

Alumni Hall, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Baccalaureate:

Gordon College is located at 255 Grapevine Road in Wenham, MA.

Directions to Gordon College:

  • Take Route 128 North towards Gloucester, passing exits for Peabody, Danvers, and Beverly,
  • Take Exit 48 (formerly 17), Grapevine Road
  • Turn left at end of ramp, going 0.6 mile to main entrance

See Gordon College campus map here.

Parking information to follow.

Website: www.gordon.edu

Graduation Breakfast:

Alumni Hall, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Commencement Exercises:

Gordon College is located at 255 Grapevine Road in Wenham, MA.

Directions to Gordon College:

  • Take Route 128 North towards Gloucester, passing exits for Peabody, Danvers, and Beverly,
  • Take Exit 48 (formerly 17), Grapevine Road
  • Turn left at end of ramp, going 0.6 mile to main entrance

See Gordon College campus map here.

Parking information to follow.

Website: www.gordon.edu

Times & Locations of Assembly

Graduates will assemble as follows at Gordon College:

Baccalaureate Service: Graduates will assemble at Gordon College Ken Olson Science Center auditorium on Friday, May 6th at 6:45pm.

Commencement Service: Graduates will assemble at Gordon College Ken Olson Science Center auditorium on Saturday, May 7th at 8:45am.

In order for graduates to be placed within their respective degree programs, it is imperative that all graduates be on time with cap, tassel, gown, and hood. See Gordon College campus map here.

We will be giving out tickets, graduates are kindly asked to invite up to six (6) guests to the Baccalaureate service and to the Commencement ceremony.

Accommodations

Below is a list of hotels in the area:

Boston Marriott Peabody
8A Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA 01960
978-977-9700

Courtyard by Marriott
275 Independence Way, Danvers, MA 01923
978-777-8630

Best Western
50 Dayton Street, Danvers, MA 01923
978-777-1700

The Cabot Lodge
278 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915
978-998-4460

Double Tree by Hilton
50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923
978-750-7952

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
1 Newbury Street (US1 North), Peabody, MA 01960
978-535-4600

SpringHill Suites Boston/Peabody
43 Newbury Street, Peabody, MA 01960
978-535-5000

Transportation & Parking

There will be a free shuttle bus departing from the Academic Center parking lot, starting at 8:15am.

There will be a return trip back to the Seminary immediately after the ceremony leaving the Gordon College Chapel lot.

Parking is available at Gordon College, if needed. See Gordon College map.

Special Accommodations

No Pets will be allowed in the Baccalaureate or Commencement services, with the exception of service animals.

People with Physical Challenges

If you or any of your invited guests have a physical challenge and need of assistance, please contact Student Life Services ([email protected]) as soon as possible to arrange for assistance.

Gordon-Conwell will have a limited number of hearing aids (assisted listening devices).

There will be a reserved area for those in wheelchairs at Commencement. In order to accommodate everyone, we need to know if any of your family members are bringing his or her own wheelchair.

Gordon-Conwell will have a limited number of translation devices and translation services for Spanish, Mandarin, and Korean, for those with prior registration.

Professional Photos

The Seminary will have photographers taking photos of commencement, including a photograph of graduates as they receive their diplomas from President Sunquist. After commencement, the photographs will be available online for download at no cost. Therefore, we ask that students please not hire their own professional photographers or videographers. Photos may be taken by family or friends only from their seats during events.

Live Streaming & Videos

Baccalaureate will be live-streamed on Friday, May 6, 2022. The recording is available on Facebook.

 

The Commencement livestream will be available for those who are unable to attend in person. It will begin on 10:45 a.m. on our Facebook page and website.

The Commencement address, and student remarks will also later be posted to YouTube.

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