American Baptist Seminary of the West
and Graduating Class of 2017
cordially invite you to
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Rev. J. Edgar Boyd, Sr.
Senior Minister and CEO of First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Los Angeles
First Church of Christ, Scientist
2619 Dwight Way
(across Dwight Way from ABSW)
Reception to follow in Karpe Hall
Please be advised that parking will be at a premium as there are many other commencement ceremonies at Berkeley schools this weekend. Below are some notes and options:
ABSW Main Lot – reserved for ceremony speakers and trustees; any available spots after those are suggested for those with mobility issues and will be available on a first come first serve basis
Metered Spots & Neighborhood Street Parking – parking in these locations is available, however they are subject to a 2-hour time limit. Please keep this in mind if you choose one of these spots.
Note: those with handicapped placards or license plates are eligible to park in metered spots without having to pay, and at both metered spots and neighborhood spots without a time limit.
Public Pay Lots – Recommended option. The closest lots are available at 2590 Bancroft Way, and 2450 Durant Avenue (Durant and Telegraph). Other lots are located at 2165 Kittredge Street and 2061 Allston Way.
ABSW faculty and staff are requested to park in the ABSW auxiliary lot by Karpe.
Details for Graduates
Robing will take place at 11:30am in Crouch. You will be able to leave all of your personal belongings that you don’t want to carry to the ceremony in a locked secure space.
Formal photos will be taken on campus beginning promptly at 12:00pm.
Note: Robes must be returned to the robing room (Crouch) before leaving campus after the reception. If you do not return your robe on Commencement day, you may be charged for additional service costs.