Visit Campus

On Friday, May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the DTS campus will be open for graduates, their families, and friends who may wish to visit the seminary. This is an opportunity to visit the DTS-Dallas campus since campus will be closed Saturday, May 9, the day of Commencement.

Located less than a quarter of a mile from the heart of campus, the brand new Element Hotel (Downtown East) is a convenient place for friends and family of graduates to stay. 

For a special DTS discounted rate:

Calendar of Events


Commencement Chapel

10:00 a.m.
Scofield Church
7730 Abrams Road
Dallas, Texas

BBQ Picnic

DTS Campus​


Commencement Ceremony

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.


Saturday, May 9, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


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


Dr. Erez Soref
President, Israel College of the Bible

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

Commencement Chapel


Friday, May 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Scofield Memorial Church
7730 Abrams Road
Dallas, Texas


Dr. Mark Bailey
President, Dallas Theological Seminary

Texas BBQ Picnic and Faculty Reception

A come-and-go, casual dinner will be served to all graduating students with their families and friends on the DTS campus. The BBQ picnic is designed to give graduates and their families an opportunity to visit with one another and meet the faculty and staff. Games, a petting zoo, pony rides, and other activities will be available for children.

Dress is informal and western attire is encouraged. Attendees are highly encouraged to bring blankets to sit on the lawn. Limited seating will be available inside the Campbell Academic Center.

Anyone (including children) who takes a plate will need a ticket. Tickets can be purchased through the DTS Bookstore.


Friday, May 10, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Dallas Theological Seminary
3909 Swiss Ave
Dallas, Texas


Childcare is available during the Commencement Ceremony. Reservations are required by May 5.

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.

El día de la graduación, tendremos una mesa donde podrá recoger dispositivos para escuchar la ceremonia de graduación en español. Si los utiliza, le pediremos que nos deje una forma de identificación para garantizar su devolución.

Estamos creando una lista para asegurarnos de tener suficientes de estos dispositivos. Por lo tanto, si va a necesitarlos, por favor, envíe un correo electrónico a con la cantidad que necesita y los nombres de quienes lo utilizarán.

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 contact 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 and/or credit card are required as deposit.

普通話同步翻譯:我們將在59日畢業典禮提供普通話翻譯,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430日前與中文部 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時至教會大廳的接待處,領取收聽器,需要以駕照或信用卡做抵押。

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.

Congratulations to our
2020 graduates!

"The 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 96 years of God's faithfulness and heritage at DTS. We extend our congratulations to the graduating class of 2020."

Dr. Mark L. Bailey, President of Dallas Theological Seminary

Do you need further information regarding commencement?

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

3909 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204 

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