Congratulations, Class of 2021!

You earned it. This is your chance to walk across the stage.

We know this isn't the ideal way to celebrate your big day and the hard work you have poured into your studies over the years, however, given the unusual circumstances, it's the safest. With much discussion, our team has decided to move your ceremony to a drive-through format — replicating that of a standard in-person ceremony as closely as possible while ensuring that all faculty, staff and students remain safe and socially distanced. 

Please note that graduates are limited to one car for the ceremony. But don't worry about anyone missing your big day. We will also be live-streaming the event on this page for any guests who cannot fit in the one car you bring to the ceremony. 

2020 commencement image

Drive-through commencement details

Sunday, May 2, 2021 – Davenport University W.A. Lettinga Campus

The event will begin at 10:30 am.  Arrival times will be scheduled based on college and communicated following RSVP.

Join us as we celebrate your big accomplishment and a degree well-earned. Our drive-through, socially distanced commencement is your chance to hear remarks from Davenport University President, Dr. Richard J. Pappas, walk across the outdoor stage and pose for a professional picture in your cap and gown.

Frequently asked questions

Watch the live recording of Davenport University's 2020 drive-through commencement


Contact Office of the Registrar

6191 Kraft Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
United States