Graduation Timeline 2016–2017

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February 2017 (exact dates and times TBD)

Senior Salute

Stop by the Library Lobby to get all the information and forms you need for Commencement. It won't take long!

*Attendance mandatory unless on an off-campus semester program

April 2016 (exact dates and times TBD)

Professor of the Year award nominations due

Submit nominations to K4L (Knights for Life) at

Commencement ticket order forms due

Turn into the box office. Ticket orders must include any/all requests for special seating (e.g. wheelchair access) or other accommodations (e.g. sign language interpretation).

April 26, 2017

Honors Convocation

Covenant Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
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May 2016 (exact date TBD)

Perkins loan exit interview

All Perkins loan recipients must complete. Email Amy Carr in financial services with questions.

May 6, 2017

On-campus housing reservations due

For parents who want to stay in residence halls for Commencement weekend. Online registration will be available in January 2017.

May 8–19, 2017

Commencement ticket pick-up

At box office; Student ID required.

May 8–19, 2017

Complete senior survey*

*Mandatory in order to receive a cap and gown. Survey instructions

May 18 & 19, 2017

Cap and gown pick-up

Covenant Fine Arts Center 222, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

May 18–20, 2017

Commencement celebration events

See the Commencement weekend schedule for details

May 20, 2017

Senior Breakfast celebration

Location TBD, 9 a.m.
There is no Commencement rehearsal; grads must attend Senior Breakfast for final ceremony instructions and clarify pronunciation of their name. The Professor of the Year Award will be officially presented.

Commencement ceremony

Van Noord Arena, 2 p.m.
Graduates must report for processional line-up by 1:30 p.m. Overflow seating will be in Covenant Fine Arts Center.

2016 Commencement Processional and Graduate Seating Chart (TBD)

Commencement reception

Commons Lawn, 3:30 p.m.
Refreshments for graduates and their guests.

2016 Commencement Reception Map (TBD)

You are 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.

After graduation

New grads information provided by the alumni association.

Student email accounts close 60 days after graduation

Account access after graduation.


Grad survey available on May 11 »

Maps and Parking
Includes building entrances and accessibility.

Thursday through Saturday of Commencement Weekend.

Most events are free!

Calvin account access after graduation

Contact us
(616) 526-6280