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Commencement

May 19, 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10 AM
First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton
2801 Brea Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92835

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Address and Directions

Address:
2801 Brea Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835

From the 57 Freeway, take the Imperial Highway exit and go west. Turn left (south) on Brea Boulevard.

The Main Campus is located on the right after crossing Rolling Hills Drive. You will see a sign for First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton near the main entrance.

Click here for a map of EvFree Fullerton’s campus. The ceremony will be held in the Sanctuary, and the reception following the ceremony will be held in The Commons.

Child Care

Child care is not provided, however, a “Wiggle Room” is available in the sanctuary for families with young children. Please note that all strollers must remain in the designated “Stroller Parking” area in the sanctuary’s foyer during the ceremony.

Parking

Parking at EvFree Fullerton is free. When you arrive, please park in the parking structure on the south side of the Main Campus, or in the handicapped spots near the sanctuary entrance.

Trinity Law School is pleased to welcome Eric G. Enlow, Dean of Handong International Law School in Pohang, South Korea, as the 2018 Commencement Speaker.

Alumni Association

The TLS Alumni Association exists to connect graduates with opportunities for professional and personal development. All graduates are encouraged to visit the Alumni Association table after the ceremony to meet fellow alumni, learn more about getting involved, and pick up a free gift. You can also connect with fellow graduates on social media:

LinkedIn – Trinity Law School Alumni Association

Facebook

All Alumni – https://www.facebook.com/groups/trinitylawalumni

JD Alumni – https://www.facebook.com/groups/trinitylawalumni.jd

MLS Alumni – https://www.facebook.com/groups/trinitylawalumni.mls

Announcements, Class Rings, and Diploma Frames

Announcements, class rings, diploma frames, and other items are available for you to purchase through Jostens. Visit the Jostens website to view available items and designs. You can also contact Jostens via telephone at (800) 854-7464.

If ordering a diploma frame, you will be asked for the size of the diploma. JD diplomas measure 11 x 14″ and MLS diplomas measure 8 x 10″.

Attire

Professional attire is required for Commencement. We recommend dark slacks and dark shoes for males and dark, comfortable heels for women. Please consider the length and color of your gown when selecting your attire, and keep in mind that you will be walking onto, across, and down a platform for your hooding and degree presentation.

Additionally, take the time to remove the wrinkles from your gown. Jostens recommends removing your gown from the packaging and hanging it up as soon as you receive it. You may also press it with a cool/low iron or hang it in a steamy room to gently remove wrinkles. Do not use a hot iron or put it in the dryer.

              

Ceremony Details

Graduates must arrive at EVFree Fullerton by 9:00 AM. When you arrive, please proceed to the Choir Room, where you will be expected to prepare for the procession to the commencement ceremony. Regalia should be steamed and hung, ready to put on upon arrival in the Choir Room. A class photo will be taken promptly at 9:30 AM. Click here for a map of EvFree Fullerton’s campus.

The ceremony will begin promptly at 10 AM and will conclude by 11:15 AM. Your photo will be taken as you cross the stage after your hooding and degree presentation. These photos will be available to you within 6 weeks of the ceremony.

Light refreshments will be served in The Commons following the ceremony.

JD Graduate Portraits

Crystal Worley of CW Photography will be on campus on Thursday, March 1 and Saturday, March 3 to take professional headshots of all JD graduates at no charge. We request that all graduates have their photo taken at this time to be included in the 2017-18 class photo. Only photos taken at this time will be included; those not present will be listed as “photo not available.” Makeup sessions will not be available.

Professional attire is required–men in jacket and tie, women in jacket. Please keep hair, makeup, and jewelry conservative.

         

Important Dates

  • January 15-February 15, 2018: Order Regalia
  • March 1 & 3, 2018: JD Graduate Portraits
  • May 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm: Class of 2018 Alumni Mixer at Chapter One (JD graduates only; RSVP here)
  • May 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm: Dinner with the Dean (MLS graduates only; details coming soon)
  • May 18, 2018 at 6 pm: Rehearsal at EvFree Fullerton
  • May 19, 2018 at 10 am: Ceremony at EvFree Fullerton
  • August 2018: Diplomas will be mailed to the address on file in TLS Student Portal (update your address at tls.edu/portal)

Reception

You and your guests are invited to attend a dessert reception, hosted by TLS faculty and staff, immediately following the ceremony. Light refreshments will be served in The Commons, which is adjacent to the Sanctuary.

Rehearsal

Friday, May 18, 2018
6-7 pm

First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton (EvFree Fullerton) – Sanctuary
2801 Brea Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835

Rehearsal is a required, graduate-only function that provides the opportunity to spend time with your classmates while also preparing you for the Commencement ceremony. If you are receiving a cord for participation in a student group, your cord will be given to you at rehearsal.

Ceremony Details

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10 am (Guests are welcome to arrive at 9:30 AM)

First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton (EvFree Fullerton) – Sanctuary
2801 Brea Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835

Click here for a map of EvFree Fullerton’s campus.

Guest seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserving seats is not allowed. All strollers must remain in the designated “Stroller Parking” area in the foyer. There will also be a designated photo area for guests who wish to take pictures of their graduates as they cross the stage.

Child Care

Child care is not provided, however, a “Wiggle Room” is available in the sanctuary for families with young children. Please note that all strollers must remain in the designated “Stroller Parking” area in the sanctuary’s foyer during the ceremony.

Photo and Video

Trinity Law School has contracted professional photography and videography services to capture the ceremony and Commencement festivities before and after the ceremony. All graduates will have their photo taken during their hooding and degree presentation.

Guests are welcome to take photos, however, we ask that you sit in the designated photo area as to allow other guests to enjoy the event without interruption. The photo area will be located on the left side of the Sanctuary (look for the signs) and provides an excellent view of the graduates as they receive their degree. Please keep the aisles clear for safety purposes, and refrain from recording videos during the ceremony.

Special Accomodations

Persons with disabilities should park in the appropriate parking to meet physical needs. Please contact Maria Gurule at mgurule@tiu.edu to discuss any particular situations that you or your guests foresee. We will do our best to ensure your comfort as you celebrate the achievements of your graduate.

Tickets

Tickets are not required for guests. The Sanctuary at EvFree Fullerton has abundant seating, so graduates can bring as many friends and family members as they like to celebrate this wonderful achievement.

Attire

Professional attire is required for Commencement. We recommend dark slacks and dark shoes for males and dark comfortable heels for women. Please consider the length of your gown when selecting your attire, and keep in mind that you will be seated on stage during the ceremony.

Ceremony Details

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10 am   Faculty must arrive at the Chapel by 9 am

First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton (EvFree Fullerton)
2801 Brea Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835

Click here for a map of EvFree Fullerton’s campus.

Please park in the structure located near the Sanctuary, or in the parking lot near the Chapel. Parking is free.

Regalia

Please provide your weight and height to Maria Gurule (mgurule@tiu.edu or 714-796-7160) by March 9. Regalia will be available for pickup in the Records Office beginning on May 4.

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