Commencement

Commencement

We invite you to join Criswell College in celebrating the graduating class of 2022. The commencement ceremony will be held in Ruth Chapel Saturday, May 14, from 2 p.m.—3:15 p.m.

Commencement
Saturday, May 14, 2 p.m.—3:15 p.m.

  • Doors open in Ruth Chapel at 1 p.m.
  • Silence or turn off phones.
  • Photography is allowed. Please do not interfere with the ceremony or the official photographer.
  • Bird St. will be closed for gathering with family and friends after Commencement in nice weather. Gathering will occur in gym in inclement weather.
  • The college will close at 4 p.m.

Graduation Notes & Requirements

Dress Rehearsal
Friday, May 13, 10 a.m.—12 p.m. 

  • Graduates must arrive at Horner Hall by 9:45 a.m.
  • Guys: White collared dress shirt, dark slacks, dark dress shoes (no sandals, tennis shoes, or flip-flops). Ties are optional.
  • Gals: Dark dress or a blouse with dark slacks/skirts (no capris) and dark dress shoes or dress sandals (no tennis shoes or flip-flops).
  • Students will try on their cap and gown.
  • The class photo will be taken on the library steps (weather permitting) or on the stage of Horner Hall. Students who are not dressed according to the above mentioned guidelines will not participate in the class photo.
  • Individual photos of students in regalia will be taken in the Ruth Chapel Foyer upon request.

Commencement
Saturday, May 14, 2 p.m.—3:15 p.m.

  • Graduates must arrive at Horner Hall by 1:00 p.m.
  • Students must bring cap and gown with them.
  • Guys: Collared dress shirt (white is preferable), dark slacks, dark dress shoes (no sandals, tennis shoes, or flip-flops). Ties are optional.
  • Gals: Dark dress or a blouse with dark slacks/skirt (no capris) and dark dress shoes or dress sandals (no tennis shoes or flip-flops).
  • Do not leave personal belongings in Horner Hall.
  • Return robe (and master’s hood) by 4 p.m. in Horner Hall.

Parking

Free parking before 1 p.m.

    • Criswell College main parking lot
    • The two Baylor Hospital lots located at 4020 & 2026 Junius St.

Free parking after 1 p.m.

    • Criswell College main parking lot
    • The two Baylor Hospital lots located at 4020 & 2026 Junius St.
    • Baylor Hospital lot 36
    • Baylor Hospital garage 7 (the gate arms will be raised at the entrances and exits)

Baylor Garage 7 will go back to normal (paid) service at 4 p.m.

Employees/guests may also park in any of the metered parking spaces along N. Hill Ave. and Bird St.

Physical Accommodations

  • Drop-off: Campus east gate on Bird St.
  • East gate ramp leads to Ruth Chapel.
  • Parking: Free handicap parking along Bird St.
  • Exit: East doors of Ruth Chapel (the only exit/entrance without steps).
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.