2018 Commencement Information

Commencement exercises will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Joel H. Wiens Stadium, with the symphonic band concert starting at 9:30.

  • Graduation rehearsal is Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. at Joel H. Wiens Stadium.
  • A short briefing will be held at 9 a.m. on Commencement morning for Wichita graduates and any Hillsboro grads who cannot attend on Friday.

Directions and a downloadable map of the Tabor College campus.

Watch our LIVE STREAM of Commencement available during the ceremony.

*Please note: If there is severe weather, the commencement ceremonies will be moved to the student center gymnasium. The decision will be made 24 hours in advance.

Degree Applications

An application for a degree must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office at least six weeks prior to the date that the degree is to be conferred. The links below provide you with the forms you will need to apply for a degree:

Tabor College – Hillsboro campus

Diploma Order Form

Request for BA or AA Degree


Commencement exercises are held once a year in May, but degrees can be conferred at other times. Students who have completed all degree requirements are encouraged to participate in Commencement. In addition, students who have obtained a 2.0 GPA and who have no more than 12 hours of deficiencies may participate in Commencement provided they have an approved plan to complete all requirements, and they are enrolled at Tabor to complete those requirements during the subsequent summer or fall term.

When will I get my diploma?

Degrees will be conferred and diplomas will be issued to students upon completion of their degree requirements and after approval by the Tabor faculty and Board of Directors in February, May, October or December. Students who have all degree requirements completed by Commencement will receive their diplomas shortly after the commencement ceremony.

Graduation Policies

Graduation Policies