We look forward to seeing you!

In May, be sure to:

  • Check out the 2020 Family Information Guide, which will help you navigate Commencement Week.
  • Download the 2020 Commencement Processional and Graduate Seating Chart
  • Check out the 2020 Reception Map

In the meantime, be sure to:

  • Check out gifts that are available for purchase now or on the day of Commencement.

On-Campus Lodging

Lodging is available in the residence halls on Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23. Each suite features two bedrooms and a shared bathroom.  Each of the two bedrooms has two twin-sized beds (up to 4 guests per suite); all of the rooms are designated as non-smoking. Bed linens and towels are furnished.

The price per suite of $55 per night includes a continental breakfast in the Knollcrest Dining Hall on the mornings of May 22 and 23.


Advance reservations for Commencement Weekend Lodging are available.


Check in at the Kalsbeek-Huizenga-vanReken residence hall to receive your room assignment and keys. (follow signs on campus; campus map)

Check-in starts at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 22. Check out ends by 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 24.

The registration desk is open:

Friday, May 22: 4 p.m.–midnight
Saturday, May 23: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. & 4–10 p.m.
Sunday, May 24: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Please contact Event Services if you will be arriving between midnight on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Off-Campus Lodging

The Prince Conference Center is full for Commencement weekend. Call them at (616) 526-7200 if you wish to join the waiting list for cancellations. See Experience Grand Rapids for local hotel listings.


Includes Frequently Asked Questions.

Maps and Parking
Includes building entrances and accessibility.

Thursday through Saturday of Commencement Weekend.

Most events are free!

Contact us
(616) 526-6280