Congratulations, Class of 2020!

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.

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Mock-up stage for Davenport University commencement ceremony

Drive-through celebration details

Sunday, August 9, 2020 –– Davenport University Lettinga Campus

The event will begin at 10:30 am. Parking lots will open at 9:30 am. Graduates should arrive by 10:00 am.

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.

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Social Media Takeover - 2020 Davenport Grad Edition

Leading up to drive-through commencement, and at the ceremony, graduates are encouraged to share pictures of themselves in their cap and gown on Instagram using the hashtag #DUGrad20. During the show, we'll keep feed below up to date with the latest shares and posts. So, get to tagging!


Important ceremony details and frequently asked quesitons

Contact Office of the Registrar

6191 Kraft Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
United States