2020 Commencement Speeches
We are grateful for the many kindnesses and smiling providences of the Lord to our seminary family. Our hearts are heavy, however, with the recognition that our graduating seniors will be concluding their studies in this most unusual and even anticlimactic fashion. Please join us in praying for them and encouraging them as they seek to finish the semester faithfully. Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have had to make some difficult decisions and modify our traditional graduation exercises.
All “Traditional” in-person graduation events are cancelled without further notice. This includes the traditional Friday evening reception for graduates that had been scheduled for May 29th. There will be a revised virtual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 30th, at 10am (as previously scheduled). Friends, family, churches, and fellow-students are encouraged to join us online. In lieu of a guest speaker, President Kim will deliver his charge to the graduates as a commencement address. There will be prayers of thanksgiving and dedication from faculty. The presentation of the graduates will occur, followed by the conferring of degrees while senior photos are shown on the screen so that each graduate will be appropriately recognized. Following the commencement service, there will be a video/slideshow featuring senior reflections and photos submitted by the students themselves. Video recordings of both the commencement ceremony and the slideshow will be available for all graduating seniors.
As a final note, the 2020 graduates have been invited to return to Westminster Seminary California in the Spring of 2021 for a class reunion and to “walk” and receive their diplomas at next year’s commencement ceremony.BACK