Commencement 2018


American Baptist Seminary of the West
Trustees, Faculty,
and the Graduating Class of 2018
cordially invite you to


Saturday, May 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Commencement Speaker:
Rev. Dr. Marie Clare Pueblos Onwubuariri

Regional Executive Minister of American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin

First Church of Christ, Scientist
2619 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
(across Dwight Way from ABSW)

Reception to follow in Karpe Hall

Parking Options

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.