May 6, 2023




May 6, 2023



Saturday, May 6, 2023
10:00 AM
Fullerton Free Church
2801 Brea Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92835

By March 7, 2023:  Complete Commencement Form (Intent to Graduate) via Student Portal
March 10-11:  JD Graduate Portraits (book time slot here)
March 25:  JD Graduate Portraits Extra Day (book time slot here)
By March 31: Order Regalia
JD RSVP for Prayer Luncheon (invitation to be sent to your TIU email)
MLS RSVP for Prayer Reception (invitation to be sent to your TIU email)
May 5, 2023 at 11:30 AM: Juris Doctor Prayer Luncheon
May 5, 2023 at 3:00 PM: Master of Legal Studies Prayer Reception
May 5, 2023 at 6:30 PM: Rehearsal at Fullerton Free Church
May 6, 2023 at 8:45 AM: Arrival before Ceremony at Fullerton Free Church
May 6, 2023 at 10:00 AM: Ceremony at Fullerton Free Church
Starting in June 2023: Diplomas will be mailed to the address on file in TLS Student Portal >update your address at

Start Here: Intent to Graduate Form

For our planning purposes, students who graduate Fall 2022, Spring 2023, or Summer 2023 must complete the Commencement Form (Intent to Graduate) by March 7, even if you do not intend to participate in the ceremony.  The form is available in the Student Portal.  Your timely response is appreciated.

Graduate Portraits

Crystal Worley of Crystal Worley Photography will be on campus March 10-11, 2023, to take professional headshot portraits for the 2023 JD graduate class composite at no charge.

We request that all Juris Doctor graduates have their photo taken at this time to be included in the 2022-2023 class photo.  Those not present will be listed as “photo not available.”

Graduate students from all degree programs are encouraged to participate as the sitting session is free to the graduating class.  The sitting session is a $350 value.  Images may be purchased for digital download for $30.  These images may be used for business cards, LinkedIn, social media, or job applications.

Your images will be placed in your own private online gallery.  Print packages will be also available for purchase.

Please be dressed and ready when arriving for your scheduled session.

Professional attire is required.

    • Men:  Dark color suit jacket (black, charcoal, grey), tie, clean collared shirt (white or light color).
    • Women:  Dark color suit jacket or blazer (black, charcoal, grey), professional modest shirt, classic jewelry.  In addition, professional style hair and make-up are recommended.
    • Cap and gown will be provided for those interested in additional photos.
Graduate Portraits 2021
Graduate Portraits 2021 Regalia

Regalia, Announcements, Class Rings, and Diploma Frames

Regalia, Announcements, class rings, diploma frames, and other items are available for you to purchase through Jostens.  ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MAY 2023 ARE READY.

The cost for the JD cap, gown, and hood is $154.85, plus tax and shipping. The MLS cap, gown, and hood is $73.10, plus tax and shipping.  You will be billed for your Regalia directly through Jostens.

1.   Visit the TLS page at

2.  SELECT THE “DOCTORATE” or “MASTERS” option to match your degree type.

3.  When you place your order, you must provide your home address, P.O. BOX addresses will NOT be accepted.

You can also order by Calling: 1-800-854-7464

Press 3 for college

Press 3 for cap and gown

Press 2 for ‘other questions’


If ordering a diploma frame, you will be asked for the size of the diploma. All diplomas measure 11″ x 14″.

Juris Doctor Prayer Luncheon

The Juris Doctor Prayer Luncheon will be held at Avenue of the Arts, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 on Friday, May 5, 2023, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
RSVP via the invitation sent to your TIU Email.
Students are permitted to bring one guest.  Business Professional attire is required.

Master of Legal Studies Prayer Reception

The Master of Legal Studies Prayer Reception will be held on the campus of Trinity Law School at 2200 N. Grand Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705 on Friday, May 5, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
RSVP via invitation sent to your TIU Email.
Students are permitted to bring one guest.  Business Professional attire is required.


Friday, May 5, 2023
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Fullerton Free Church – Worship Center
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.

Add Rehearsal to your Calendar

Apple Google Office 365 Outlook Yahoo

Ceremony 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

Add Commencement to your Calendar

Apple Google Office 365 Outlook Yahoo


Graduates must arrive at Fullerton Free Church by 8:45 AM. When you arrive, please proceed to the Choir Room.

Arrive dressed and ready to go.  Bring your Regalia steamed and hung, ready to put on upon arrival to the Choir Room, where we will prepare for the class photo, taken promptly at 9:30 AM, just prior to the procession to the Commencement ceremony.

The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 AM and will conclude by 11:15 AM.

Your photo will be taken by Crystal Worley Photography, our professional photographer, as you cross the stage for your hooding and also for your degree presentation, in addition to many photos taken throughout the Commencement.  These professional quality photos are for you to download at no cost.

Fullerton Free Choir Room


A reception with refreshments will be held immediately following the ceremony at The Commons, Building C, located directly across from the Worship Center.

Fullerton Free The Commons

Alumni Association

The TLS Alumni Association exists to connect graduates with opportunities for professional and personal development. You can connect with fellow graduates on social media:

LinkedIn – Trinity Law School Alumni Association


All Alumni –

JD Alumni –

MLS Alumni –

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 Fullerton Free Church near the main entrance.

Parking at Fullerton Free Church 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 Worship Center entrance.

The ceremony will be held in the Worship Center, and the reception following the ceremony will be held in The Commons.

Fullerton Free Worship Center

Children are welcome to attend and support Graduates’ accomplishments.  Please note that we are not providing any separate child care.

Headshot of Carl Trueman

Born and raised in England, Carl Trueman is a graduate of the Universities of Cambridge (M.A.) and Aberdeen (Ph.D), and has taught on the faculties of the Universities of Nottingham and Aberdeen before moving to the United States in 2001 to teach at Westminster Theological Seminary (PA). In 2017-18 he was the William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. Since 2018, he has served as a professor at Grove City College in the Calderwood School of Arts and Humanities. He is widely published in both academic and popular circles, is a Contributing Editor at First Things and Touchstone Magazine, an opinion columnist at World magazine, and a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington DC. His most recent books are The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Expressive Individualism, Cultural Amnesia, and the Road to Sexual Revolution and Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution (both from Crossway) and (with Bruce Gordon) The Oxford Handbook to Calvin and Calvinism (Oxford University Press). His writing has also appeared in Deseret Journal, Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, and Public Discourse. He and his wife Catriona have two adults sons and a granddaughter.

We have compiled a list of resources for those traveling from out of town.  Please see the Guests Page here:

Contact the TLS Commencement Team by email at [email protected] or call 714-796-7140

© 2023 Trinity Law School. All rights reserved.