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Deadlines, Dates and Times


Deadlines, Dates and Times

Commencement Ceremony Date and Time
April 28, 2019 2:00pm EDT
Van Andel Arena
130 Fulton Street West
Grand Rapids, MI  49503

Important Dates
February 1, 2019
Graduation Application must be on file in order to receive the mailing regarding purchasing cap and gown items and signing up for participating in commencement.

February 25 – March 24, 2019
Caps and Gowns available for purchase at regular price online at

March 22, 2019

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 19, 2019
After April 20, 2018 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 28, 2019
Commencement Day

Doors open at 12:30pm on April 28, 2019

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.