Commencement 2019

Open Campus

On Friday, May 10 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 11, the day of Commencement.

Commencement Chapel

The graduating class will assemble in the gymnasium before the service. Graduates should plan to arrive and be in the Scofield gym no later than 9:00 a.m. for instructions and line-up.


Friday, May 10, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Scofield Memorial Church
7730 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75231

Texas Barbecue and Reception

A come-and-go, casual dinner will be served by the faculty and staff to all graduating students with their families and friends on the DTS campus. The BBQ 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 welcome to bring blankets to sit on the lawn. Limited table seating will also be provided under the “big top.”

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


Friday, May 10, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Dallas Theological Seminary
3909 Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
(Lawn across from the Horner Administration Building)

Commencement Ceremony

Prestonwood has ample seating for family and friends who wish to attend. Graduates should assemble in the choir loft in the worship center no later than 8:15 a.m. The graduating class will receive instructions for the ceremony and a group photo of all graduating students will be taken. Regalia is not worn for the photo. The line-of-march will form promptly at 9:20 a.m. 

For students who wish to purchase graduation paraphernalia (such as diploma frames, etc.), please click here.


Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

GRADUATES: No later than 8:15 a.m.
(see above)


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

Registration for child care is now closed.

To watch the Commencement 2019 live please click here:

Translation Services

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

Hemos tenido que cambiar como vamos a tener la traducción disponible para las visitas. Ya no hay necesidad de usar los celulares móviles, ya que la señal en la iglesia no es muy buena. Por lo tanto, vamos a usar los dispositivos que la iglesia usa para traducciones. El día de la graduación, tendremos una mesa donde se podrán recoger los dispositivos. Si emplean uno, vamos a pedir que nos dejen una forma de identificación como seguridad que regresen los dispositivos.

Estamos creando una lista para tener en mente cuantos vamos a necesitar. Por lo tanto, si están necesitando dispositivos para escuchar la ceremonia de graduación en español, mande un correo electrónico a con el número de cuantos necesita y los nombres de quienes lo necesitan lo antes posible. Gracias y ¡felicitaciones en llegar a la meta!

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.

中文同步翻譯: 我們將會在5月12日 提供普通話翻譯給有需要的中文部畢業生及家屬親友。如果您有需要聽普通話翻譯,請在4月30日前與中文部 聯絡,領取連線資訊。當您收到通知已有為您登記預留收聽器時,請在當天早上9:00前抵達歡迎中心領取收聽器,您需要留下駕照及或信用卡作押金。


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

For a special DTS discounted rate:

Class Gift

Each year, the graduating class collects money for a physical gift for the benefit of future students at DTS. This year, the graduating class has voted to raise funds for a new pulpit for the new chapel. If feasible, wood from the old Chafer Chapel will be used in the construction of the new pulpit as a tribute to the legacy of preachers and teachers who have spoken in Chafer Chapel. Any surplus monies will be put towards the purchase of new benches around the Jesus statue in the courtyard facing Live Oak Street. This area continues to be a quiet corner for prayer and reflection on campus.

Congratulations to our
2019 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 the completion of our 95th year of existence of God's faithfulness and heritage at DTS. We extend our congratulations to the graduating class of 2019."

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

Do you need further assistance?

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You can also reach us at the Academic Dean’s Office with additional questions 214-887-5010. 

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