Commencement Ceremonies

At the end of the spring semester, PBA holds its annual Commencements. Commencement celebrates your achievement, bringing closure to your academic pursuits and marking the beginning of the next phase of your life. Palm Beach Atlantic University invites you to participate in our rich tradition of commissioning new graduates to lifelong Christ-centered scholarship, service, and citizenship!


May 3–4, 2024

As we count down to the Class of 2023-2024 graduation on Saturday, May 4, we are providing you with some information on what you can expect. First, we want to congratulate all graduating students and extend our heartfelt appreciation to them for entrusting PBA with their academic journey.

The spring graduation, which will be hosted at the Rubin Arena, promises to be an unforgettable experience filled with exciting elements to create cherished memories for each graduate. The Rubin Arena is set to undergo a spectacular transformation, adorned with regal decorations and all the traditional pomp and circumstance. Each graduating student will be allotted five tickets for family and friends to join the celebration.

As there will be two ceremonies for the graduating class at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (see the details of the schedule below) and to ensure students can celebrate with their friends at PBA, the university will host an open house at the Warren Library. This unique event will feature photo booths and backdrops, providing the perfect opportunity for graduates to capture memorable moments with friends, family, and even Sailfish Jack! Additionally, it offers a relaxed setting for graduates to introduce their family members to their friends and professors. The library will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow for interaction with graduates in both ceremonies.

We eagerly anticipate the Class of 2023-2024 coming together to connect, share stories, and symbolically embark on the next chapter of their academic journey at the very campus where it all began. Attached is a photoshopped rendering of what the Rubin Arena would look like based on the recent American Free Enterprise Day showcasing the arena’s makeover and the exciting experience that awaits you and your peers.

We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with every one of you!


See Graduation Guide

Commencement Schedule

Friday, May 3, 2024, 2 p.m.
Rubin Arena
Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy
Hooding and Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 3, 2024, 5 p.m.
Family Church Downtown

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 10 a.m.
College of the Arts
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. School of Business
School of Education and Behavioral Studies

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 2 p.m.
School of Liberal Arts & Science
Catherine T. MacArthur School
School of Ministry
School of Nursing

Tickets & Regalia


The ticket ordering deadline is March 31.

Reserve Tickets



The regalia deadline is March 22, 2024.

Order Regalia

Office of the Registrar

Palm Beach Atlantic University
P.O. Box 24708
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708
561-803-2072 or 888-468-6722