Graduation Timeline 2019–2020
Order Commencement Tickets
Orders are due by April 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
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Fall ~ Apply for Degree
Please provide a spring mailing address to the registrar’s office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 9 & 10, 2019
Senior Bagel Day
Please stop by the Meeter Center Lecture Hall on December 9 anytime between 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Please stop by the Alumni Board Room (Commons Annex) on December 10 anytime from 7-9 p.m.
February 18 & 19, 2020
Stop by the second floor of the Hekman Library to get all the information and instructions you need for Commencement. It won’t take long!
*Attendance mandatory unless on an off-campus semester program.
Professor of the Year award nominations due
Nominate a professor to K4L (Knights for Life).
Vote for Professor of the Year (final voting available in March).
Commencement ticket orders due - April 12
Ticket orders must include any/all requests for special seating (e.g. wheelchair access) or other accommodations (e.g. sign language interpretation).
Perkins loan exit interview
All Perkins loan recipients must complete. Email Rana Huisman in financial services with questions.
On-campus housing reservations due - Thursday, May 21 @ 12:00pm
Online registration is now open for parents who want to stay in the residence halls for Commencement weekend.
Commencement ticket pick-up - May 11-23
At box office; Student ID required.
Late pick-up: Saturday, May 23, noon–2 p.m. at the Van Noord Arena information desk.
*Mandatory in order to receive a cap and gown. Your survey will be emailed to you two weeks before graduation; all you have to do is fill it out. If you need it resent after May 11, contact email@example.com.
May 21 & 22, 2020
Cap and gown pick-up
Covenant Fine Arts Center 222, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
May 21–23, 2020
Commencement celebration events
See the Commencement weekend schedule for details.
Commencement rehearsal and social hour
Van Noord Arena, 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 22
Attendance is MANDATORY for graduating seniors.
*Graduates must RSVP to be registered for the prize drawings (link coming in late spring).
Location TBD, 7 p.m. on Friday, May 22
Van Noord Arena, 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 23
Graduates must report for processional line-up by 1:30 p.m. Overflow seating will be in the Covenant Fine Arts Center.
The Commencement Recessional and Graduate Seating Chart will be available in May 2020.
Commons Lawn, immediately following the ceremony on Saturday, May 23
Refreshments for graduates and their guests.
You’re officially Knights for Life (K4L).
We have events planned all summer. Join us!
Commencement robe return
Hoogenboom Room 204, by 5 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Graduates must return robes by 5 p.m. but may keep cap and tassel.
New grads information provided by the alumni association.