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Deadlines, Dates and Times


Deadlines, Dates and Times

Commencement Ceremony Date and Time
April 27, 2014, 2:00pm EDT
Van Andel Arena (Seating diagrams)
130 Fulton Street West
Grand Rapids, MI  49503

Important Dates
February 3, 2014 
Graduation Application must be on file in order to receive mailing regarding Grad Fest and purchasing cap and gown.

March 1 – 30, 2014
Caps and Gowns available for purchase at regular price during Grad Fest events and online at

March 5 – 21, 2014 
Grad Fest events held at most campuses.  Refer to the 2014 Grad Fest Dates for the date and time of Grad Fest at your campus.

March 28, 2014
Last day to sign-up in order for your name appear in the Commencement program.  Graduation Application must be on file.  Last day to order any part of the cap and gown package at the lower price.  Cap and gown availability cannot be guaranteed after this date.  Higher shipping and handling charges may apply after this date.

April 18, 2014
After April 18, 2014 students will no longer be able to sign up to participate in the Commencement Ceremony or purchase any part of the cap and gown package.

April 27, 2014
Commencement Day

Doors open at 12:30pm on April 27, 2014

Graduates should arrive by 1:00 p.m. EDT to check-in and find line-up location

Graduates must be in line by 1:45 p.m. EDT.  Late arrivals may not be able to participate in the ceremony.