Deadlines, Dates and Times
Commencement Ceremony Date and Time
April 30, 2017 2:00pm EDT
Van Andel Arena
130 Fulton Street West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
February 1, 2017
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 27 – March 26, 2017
Caps and Gowns available for purchase at regular price online at www.duspirit.com.
March 24, 2017
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 21, 2017
After April 21, 2017 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 30, 2017
Doors open at 12:30pm on April 30, 2017
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.