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Commencement

Celebrating our 2022 graduates!

Updated: 05/16/2022

Baccalaureate

Friday, May 13, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
John and Charles Wesley Chapel, Houghton, NY 

In-person worship service. Parents, family members, and friends joined this worship service as students, faculty, and staff express their gratitude to God and reflect on their years together at Houghton.

Watch the Recording

Commencement

Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
John and Charles Wesley Chapel, Houghton, NY  

In-person graduation ceremony.

Watch the Recording

Buffalo Commencement Celebration

Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
500 Pearl: Forbes Theater at 500 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202  

In-person graduation ceremony celebration. Parents, family members, and friends are welcome to attend this special event in Buffalo, NY. HC Buffalo students are invited to participate in ceremonies at both locations (May 13 and May 14 in Houghton, NY and May 21 in Buffalo, NY). This will be a ticketed event – each graduate will receive information about ticketing for guests.

Dear Families of Graduating Students, 

We are looking to our Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies in May. It continues to be my great privilege to serve Houghton students and I am anticipating a wonderful weekend celebrating our students’ accomplishments during this important rite of passage. Our Baccalaureate Service and Commencement Ceremony are very special events for all of us who have been involved in the lives of our graduating seniors. The Class of 2022 has demonstrated an extra measure of determination and creativity in completing their Houghton degree and we look forward to celebrating their academic achievements. 

Here you will find the most recent information for this year’s Commencement weekend. We will be making updates every Monday so please check back from time to time as we do expect there will be some changes along the way. 

Along with you, I and the faculty and staff at Houghton want to show this year’s graduating class how very proud we are of them. It is our prayer that this weekend will be a special time for our graduates and their families, our friends, and honored guests. I look forward to seeing you here! 

President Wayne D. Lewis Jr.Sincerely, 

Wayne D. Lewis, Jr.
President 

Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero standing in front of white doors leading to garden

Commencement Speaker

Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
John and Charles Wesley Chapel, Houghton, NY

The Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero is pastor of The Gathering Place, a Latino-led multi-ethnic Assemblies of God congregation in Orlando, Florida. Salguero is also the president and founder of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NALEC), a national coalition of several thousand evangelical congregations in the United States. Regarded as one of the most prominent and revered Latino evangelical leaders in the nation, Rev. Salguero serves as a monumental voice advocating for issues affecting nearly 9 million Latino evangelicals in the United States, having been recognized by The New York Times, Huffington Post, El Diario, Univisión, CNN Español, and NBC Universal.

Read More About Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero

Ceremony Tickets

Buffalo Commencement Celebration Tickets

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
500 Pearl: Forbes Theater at 500 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

Note: Parking available on-site. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for ticketed guests.

Houghton College Buffalo students will receive tickets from Houghton College Buffalo Director Cook prior to the event. Tickers are free of charge. Selling commencement tickets is strictly prohibited. Tickets are designated for 500 Pearl: Forbes Theater but are not reserved by seat number (general seating only).

Live Stream Recordings

Friends and family who are unable to physically attend are invited to view the Baccalaureate Service and the Commencement Ceremony via live stream recording.

Friday, May 13 Baccalaureate Service - Live Stream RecordingSaturday, May 14 Commencement Ceremony - Live Stream Recording

Decorum Policies

Regalia gown length and style may not be altered. Stoles may not be customized in any way. Modest personal embellishments are allowed on the cap, but MUST lay flat, cannot extend over the edge, and must be appropriate. 

Only Houghton College approved regalia (including pins, stoles, cords, and medallions) bestowed and provided by College-sponsored offices or departments may be worn at graduation. Decorative items such as costume leis, beads, or sashes may only be worn after the ceremony. 

Frequently Asked Questions