Graduation Timeline 2018–2019
Order Commencement Tickets
If you have not ordered your Commencement tickets and cap and gown, please send an email to email@example.com to request access to the order form. To change your ticket request, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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November 27 & 28, 2018
Senior Salute - Part 1
Please stop by the Library Lobby anytime between 2–6 p.m. on November 27 or 28 to get all the information and forms you need for Commencement. It won’t take long!
March 5 & 6, 2019 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Senior Salute - Part 2
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
Professor of the Year award nominations due
Submit nominations here to K4L (Knights for Life).
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 17 @ 12:00pm
For parents who want to stay in residence halls for Commencement weekend. Online registration is now available.
Commencement ticket pick-up - May 6-18
At box office; Student ID required.
Late pick-up Saturday, May 18, noon-2pm at Van Noord Arena information desk.
*Mandatory in order to receive a cap and gown. Your survey was emailed to you, all you have to do is fill it out. If you need it resent, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 16 & 17, 2019
Cap and gown pick-up
Covenant Fine Arts Center 222, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
May 16–18, 2019
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 17
Attendance is MANDATORY for graduating seniors.
*Graduates must RSVP to be registered for the prize drawing, which includes a huge TV, interview accessories, Calvin swag, and a flight voucher to take you anywhere in the contiguous U.S. Not to mention the graduation gift you get, compliments of the Alumni Association.
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium, 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17
Van Noord Arena, 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18
Graduates must report for processional line-up by 1:30 p.m. Overflow seating will be in the Covenant Fine Arts Center.
Commons Lawn, immediately following the ceremony on Saturday, May 18
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.