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Commencement, as countless previous graduations have reminded students, is the beginning of life in a bigger world. It’s an opportunity for parents to watch their children become responsible adults. It’s a chance for graduates to prove that they are ready for any challenges that the world has for them. And it gives Southwestern Adventist University the means to share its mandate of developing responsible Christian citizens with society. The greatest argument for the benefits of Christian education comes in our graduates.  Here’s to you, Class of 2018!

Family and friends - Welcome to our campus! The weekend schedule and live-streaming information is linked below. Commencement is a ticketed event. Please communicate with your graduate to get those tickets. 

The Baccalaureate Service on Sabbath will also be streamed in the Keene SDA Church sanctuary located at 114 S Fairview, Keene. Overflow for the Commencement Service on Sunday will be in Wharton Auditorium, Mabee Center, located across the street from the gym. 



May 4, 2018

6:00 p.m.Theology Commissioning ServiceKeene Seventh-day Adventist Chapel
8:00 p.m.ConsecrationKeene Seventh-day Adventist Church


May 5, 2018

10:15 a.mSabbath SchoolLeiske-Pultar Gymnasium
11:30 a.m.Baccalaureate

Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium

3:00 p.m.Business Administration Recognition & ReceptionMabee Center Wharton Auditorium
4:00 p.m.Education & Psychology DedicationEvans Hall
6:00 p.m.Nurses' Pinning Ceremony

Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church



May 6, 2018

10:00 a.m.CommencementLeiske-Pultar Gymnasium

Staff Profile

Jason Kowarsch, MA

Records Office

Alison Hill, MA

Records Office
Assistant Director

Connie Jenkins, AS

Records Office
Assistant to Registrar/Admissions Assistant