As befits a small department where students and faculty become close over four years of challenging study, one of the year’s highlights is the ceremony held each spring. The ceremony has several parts:
- Graduating theology majors present their required thesis
- Graduating seniors in both theology and pastoral ministry receive a goodbye blessing that sends them out into the world. The blessing is given by someone who knows the student well and offers a specific and personalized prayer for that person.
- Honor society induction of new members.
- A party that caps off each academic year and leads to the next.