Important Dates/Graduation Checklist:

May 2017 Graduates:

  • November 15: Application for Degree is due. Please submit to the Registrar’s Office. This can be obtained through the website, or from the Registrar’s Office.
  • January 15: Transcripts are due. (Transcripts for courses not completed by this date are due April 1)
  • February 1: Last day to submit Application for Degree before late fees are charged.
  • February 1: Final due date to submit ‘Request to Walk Early’. Must be turned into the Registrar’s Office with an Application for Degree attached.
  • February 14: Class Ring and Graduation Announcement ordering from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM in JCA Lobby. Products can also be ordered directly from Jostens by contacting or 1.800.353.5299.
  • April 1: All transcripts for courses taken at other universities or seminaries are due.
  • April 15: Signed Doctrinal Statements Forms are due from undergraduate and seminary students. For traditional undergraduate students this will be completed in TH 408.
  • April 15: Requests to be excused from the commencement ceremony must be in the Registrar’s office no later than the end of the business day.
  • May 2: Cap and Gown distribution held in the Lower Lobby of Travis-Lovitt Hall, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
  • May 11: Commencement Rehearsal begins at 1:30 PM at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Rd., Tualatin, OR 97062.
  • May 12:  Baccalaureate for all undergraduate graduating students begins at 10:00 AM at Lytle Gymnasium on the Multnomah University campus. Graduates are to arrive at 9:45 AM.
  • May 12, 2017: Commencement Ceremony begins at 7:30 PM at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Rd., Tualatin, OR 97062. Graduates are to arrive at 6:45 PM.

Graduation Review

Progress toward graduation is reviewed. In order to receive approval for graduation, students:

  • Must be satisfactorily completing academic, student ministry, and devotional activity requirements
  • Must not be involved in a disciplinary action that, if not satisfactorily resolved, has the potential to delay or deny graduation.

No senior will be presented whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) is below 1.8, and a 2.0 cumulative GPA must be attained during the final semester to qualify for graduation.

Participation does not relieve students from the responsibility of maintaining the preceding standards up to the time of their graduation. Candidates for graduation who are not currently attending Multnomah still remain under the student handbook standards that involve biblical absolutes. Failure to maintain these standards can disqualify a candidate from graduating even though other graduation requirements are fulfilled.

Undergraduate Honors Policy

Graduating seniors will be honored for outstanding academic achievement as indicated by their GPA as follows: Highest Honors 3.95-4.00, High Honors 3.80-3.94, and Honors 3.50-3.79.

The determination of GPA will be based on grades including the final fall semester of the senior year. The indication of honor will be indicated by the following symbols next to the graduate's name on the commencement program and a gold seal indicating the honor will be affixed to the diploma.

* Honors
** High Honors
*** Highest Honors

Graduate Honors Policy

Students earning graduate degrees will be honored for outstanding academic achievement as follows:

  • Magna Cum Laude: minimum cumulative average of 3.8
  • Summa Cum Laude: minimum cumulative average of 3.9
  • Honors will be designated on the graduate’s transcript.


Undergraduate residence requirements are fulfilled by a minimum of one full year of resident study (thirty-two semester hours). These must include 15 hours in the Bible core and 15 hours in the student's major. Students must complete twenty of the final thirty semester hours through Multnomah.

Graduate and Seminary students should refer to the graduation standards in their specific degree program.