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Graduation Schedule

The next graduation ceremonies are planned as live in-person events in Santa Barbara, California.*

School of Leadership Studies Winter Session Graduation Ceremony

January 15th, 2022 2pm Pacific

School of Psychology Winter Session Graduation Ceremony

January 22nd, 2022 6:30pm Pacific

Students or alumni who wish to participate in the ceremony must formally register their request to participate in the ceremony using WebAdvisor Self-Service. Registration will close Nov. 4th.

*If pandemic conditions require the cancellation of the in-person event, graduation will be re-scheduled to later in the term as a virtual event.

Optional events for graduates include:

School of Leadership Studies graduates  

  • Alumni & New Graduate Celebration Reception

Thursday, January 13, 4:00 – 5:30 pm                                                                  

Join President Rogers and Fielding Trustees to mix, mingle and celebrate the new graduates! Wear your alumni or graduate name badge ribbon to join this celebratory gathering. Please note this event is exclusively for alumni and graduating students. Appetizers provided. One drink ticket per alum/grad. Cash bar.

  • Celebrate New Graduates Community Meeting

Friday, January 14, 8:30 – 9:20 am    

Come one, come all and join us in a lively Fielding tradition as we celebrate our School of Leadership Studies students who will be graduating at January Session 2022. This is an informal and fun celebration which we have called ‘Bubbles and Beads’ because of the various fun items each graduating student will be showered with. After each graduate comes up and introduces themselves then all the alums in the room will sing to them and welcome them into being a Fielding Graduate University alum. 

  • Alumni Association Power Hour

Friday, January 14, 3:30 – 4:30 pm    

This is a space for alumni, new grads, and students to meet and enjoy an engaging time of networking, idea exchange, and learn about alumni association benefits and ways to stay engaged, including an overview of new opportunities available in 2022. 

  • New Graduate Celebration Breakfast with President Katrina S. Rogers

Saturday, January 15, 10:00 – 11:30 am 

Graduating students are invited to attend a special graduation day luncheon hosted by President Katrina Rogers to celebrate their education journey. Graduation day instructions will be provided along with welcome gifts from the Alumni Association. This event is exclusively for graduates (no guests please).

  • New Graduate Dance

Saturday, January 15, 7:00 – 10:00 pm 

Dessert reception, wine and beer bar. 

School of Psychology graduates  

  • Alumni and New Graduate Reception

Friday, January 21, 5:30 – 6:30 pm    

Alumni and graduating students are invited to make new connections and connect with friends! Wear your alumni or graduate ribbon to join this celebratory gathering. Please note this event is exclusively for alumni and graduating students only (no guests please). Appetizers provided and one drink ticket per alum/grad. 

  • New Graduate Celebration Breakfast with President Katrina S. Rogers

Saturday, January 22, 10:00 – 11:30 am 

Graduating students are invited to attend a special graduation day luncheon hosted by President Katrina Rogers to celebrate their education journey. Graduation day instructions will be provided along with welcome gifts from the Alumni Association. This event is exclusively for graduates (no guests please).

  • New Graduate Dance

Saturday, January 22, immediately following ceremony

Dessert reception, wine and beer bar. 

Summer Session Virtual Ceremony, July 2021

Approximate time-stamps shown for the ceremony portions are listed below.

10:35 = School of Leadership Studies
32:37 = School of Psychology
1:29:24 = Graduates in Absentia

Winter Session Virtual Ceremony, January 2021

Approximate time-stamps shown for the ceremony portions are listed below.

10:23 = School of Leadership Studies
58:45 = School of Psychology
2:28:10 = Graduates in Absentia

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