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Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony

Commencement (graduation) ceremonies are held at the end of the Winter semester and are open to students who will complete their requirements within the current academic year.  Students who will complete their degree or certificate requirements during summer session of the current academic year are also invited to participate.

Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony:
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7 p.m.

Students must report at 6:00 p.m. (For additional information, click the link Graduate Frequently Asked Questions.)

Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids

Join us for this celebration!  You have earned it!

Graduate “TO DO” List:

  • All students nearing the end of their program MUST complete a Graduation Application.  The form can be found online at For questions about this graduation application, please contact the Counseling and Career Center at 616-234-3900 or the Student Records Office at 616-234-4121.
  • To have your name included in the printed commencement program, your graduation application must be received by Monday, April 13.
  • Graduates wanting to participate in Commencement must sign up by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 in the Student Life Office, Room 2, 1st Floor Student Community Center.  Students who miss this deadline may appeal to the Associate Provost/Dean of Student Affairs, Room 106 Main Building.