At this time, DTS anticipates live, in-person commencement events and activities for May 2022 but will continue to closely monitor Covid-19 developments and will adjust its plans as needed. At all events, masks are optional.

Commencement Ceremony
May 7, 2022

Calendar of Events

FRIDAY, MAY 6

Visit Campus

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
DTS-Dallas Campus
3909 Swiss Ave. Dallas, TX

Commencement Chapel

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church
1660 West Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX 75241

Texas BBQ with Faculty

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
DTS-Dallas Campus
3909 Swiss Ave. Dallas, TX

SATURDAY, MAY 7

Commencement Ceremony

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Prestonwood Baptist Church
6801 W. Park Blvd.
Plano, Texas

Commencement Ceremony

Graduates should arrive in advance of the ceremony according to the instructions for graduates available on the Student Portal.

DATE + TIME

Saturday, May 7, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

LOCATION

Prestonwood Baptist Church (North)
6801 W. Park Blvd.
Plano, Texas

SPEAKER

Pastor Timothy Ateek
Teaching Pastor at Watermark Church

The 2020 Commencement Ceremony will be available via live stream at 10:00 a.m. CST on Saturday, May 9.

Commencement Chapel

DATE + TIME

Friday, May 6, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION

Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church

SPEAKER

Dr. Bill Blocker
President of College of Biblical Studies

Texas BBQ with Faculty

All graduating students and their families are invited to a Texas BBQ picnic on the DTS-Dallas campus. This event is a fun opportunity for graduates and their families to visit with the faculty.

Meal tickets are $5 per person (ages 5 and under are free). Online ticket sales are closed, but a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

DATE + TIME

Friday, May 6, 2022
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION

Dallas Theological Seminary
3909 Swiss Ave
Dallas, Texas

Childcare

Childcare is available only during the Commencement Ceremony. Reservations are required. More information regarding reservations for childcare coming soon.

Translation Services

Translation services will be provided for the commencement ceremony held at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin) only. Please see instructions below.

Tendremos una mesa donde podrá recoger un dispositivo para escuchar la ceremonia de graduación traducida en español. Cuando vaya a recoger el dispositivo le pediremos que nos deje un documento de identificación para garantizar su devolución. Se le pedirá su licencia de conducir o una tarjeta de crédito como garantía.

Estamos en el proceso de crear una lista para asegurarnos de tener suficientes dispositivos ya que tenemos un número limitado. Por lo tanto, si usted va a necesitar alguno, le pedimos que confirme aquí ANTES del 30 de abril.

We have a limited number of channels available for attendees needing Mandarin translation for the Commencement Ceremony. Priority will be given to the graduates and their family members. If you need translation in Mandarin, please sign up here BEFORE April 30th. After receiving confirmation that you have reserved a translation receiver, please arrive at the Welcome Center no later than 9:00am to check out the receiver. A driver’s license is required as a deposit.

普通話同步翻譯:5月7日畢業典禮將提供普通話翻譯,給有需要的中文部畢業生以及家屬親友。如果您有需要聽普通話翻譯,請於4月30日前填寫此登記表, 預約翻譯收聽器。有收到預約確認電郵者,請於典禮當天早上9點至教會大廳的接待處,領取收聽器,需要以駕照或證件做抵押。

Class Gift

Each year, the graduating class collects money for a physical gift for the benefit of future students at DTS. Past graduating class gifts have included outdoor seating by Hope Coffee, outdoor seating by Walvoord Student Center, artwork in various buildings on campus, the large campus sign facing Live Oak, the “classic” campus sign on Swiss Avenue, TV monitors across campus, and trees/landscaping across campus.

Covid-19 Updates

The 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be held in person on May 8, 2021 at Prestonwood Baptist Church. Due to the pandemic, DTS will adhere to all current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines by respecting safe distances for seating and by limiting the number of attendees. Masks will be required. Additionally, all commencement events will require registration for seating capacity purposes. See below for more information on each event.​

Congratulations to our
2022 graduates!

"The continuing mission of Dallas Theological Seminary is to glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders for the proclamation of His Word and the building up of the body of Christ worldwide. This year marks the 98th year of God’s incredible faithfulness to DTS. My heartfelt congratulations to the class of 2022. You have endured much to make this momentous day possible and have proved yourselves faithful. May God bless your ministry as you faithfully serve Him."

Dr. Mark M. Yarbrough, President of Dallas Theological Seminary

Do you need further information regarding commencement?

Please contact the Academic Dean’s Office at 214-887-5010, ado@dts.edu, or by using the form below.  

3909 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204 

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