Commencement

At the end of the fall and spring semesters, PBA holds a commencement ceremony for all graduates. Graduation is the culmination of academic achievement. Commencement celebrates that achievement, bringing closure to your academic pursuits and marking the beginning of the next phase of your life. Palm Beach Atlantic University invites you to participate in our rich tradition of commissioning new graduates to lifelong Christ-centered scholarship, service, and citizenship!

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Spring Commencement 2020

Spring Commencement will be divided by school and held on campus.

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 10:00 am in the Rubin Arena

  • Rinker School of Business
  • School of Communication and Media
  • School of Music and Fine Arts

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the Rubin Arena

  • Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy

Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 10:00 am in the Rubin Arena

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Nursing

Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm in the Rubin Arena

  • School of Education
  • MacArthur School of Leadership
  • School of Ministry

Orlando Spring Commencement 2020

Orlando Campus Commencement Ceremony for spring 2020 will be held on Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m. in Faith Hall on the campus of First Baptist Orlando. 

Spring Commencement Quick Facts

  • Ceremony One: Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. School of Business, School of Communication and Media, School of Music and Fine Arts

Ceremony One will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at the Rubin Arena, Greene Complex.

Doors will open for graduates at 8 a.m. and at 9 a.m. for guests. The doors will be closed at 9:55 a.m. for the processional and will reopen once graduates and faculty are seated. 

  • Ceremony Two: Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy

Ceremony Two will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Rubin Arena, Greene Complex.

Doors will open for graduates at 4 p.m. and at 5 p.m. for guests. The doors will be closed at 5:55 p.m. for the processional and will reopen once graduates and faculty are seated.

  • Ceremony Three: School of Arts & Sciences, School of Nursing

Ceremony Three will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at the Rubin Arena, Greene Complex.

Doors will open for graduates at 8 a.m. and at 9 a.m. for guests. The doors will be closed at 9:55 a.m. for the processional and will reopen once graduates and faculty are seated.

  • Ceremony Four: School of Education and Behavioral Studies, MacArthur School of Leadership, School of Ministry

Ceremony Three will begin at 4 p.m. and will be held at the Rubin Arena, Greene Complex.

Doors will open for graduates at 2 p.m. and at 3 p.m. for guests. The doors will be closed at 3:55 a.m. for the processional and will reopen once graduates and faculty are seated.

The Rubin Arena is located inside the Greene Complex at  1100 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33403. 

Parking will be free on campus and in the PBA parking garage. A section of the Greene lot is being reserved for Handicapped parking. Parking lots and garage will need to be cleared within one hour following the completion of the ceremony as the lots will be needed for the guests arriving for the next ceremony.

Find out about hotels and accommodations, and airport and transportation information. 

Tickets are required for all guests. Each student receives five complimentary tickets and have five additional tickets for purchase at $5 per ticket. 

Guests who require special seating should make note of that on their ticket order. For any additional questions, please contact the Office of Registrar at (561) 803-2000.  Guests may be seated one hour before the event. Commencement is a ticketed event, so please do not invite guests for whom you do not have tickets. Please keep in mind that only students can register and purchase tickets. 

Please email ticket questions to Registrar@pba.edu

Grad Images is the official photographer for Commencement. Three individual photos of each graduate are taken. The proofs are sent to each graduate offering the option of purchasing the photos directly from Grad Images. Commencement will be recorded and available on Youtube. Ordering information is available at cap and gown pick up.

You may take your own photographs prior to, during and after the ceremony. Please observe the roped off areas that allow the academic procession to enter and leave the auditorium. Please be considerate of other guests and the nature of the ceremony when you choose your camera positions.

When the ceremony concludes after the Benediction, guests are asked to stand during the academic recessional. At the conclusion of the recessional, guests may leave through the guest exit and join their graduates and the faculty for photos and fellowship.

To order your graduation regalia, ring, announcements and diploma frame please visit here

The dealine to order is March 27, 2020

If you have more questions, please contact: Registrar@pba.edu