Graduation Timeline 2014–2015

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February 10 & 11, 2015

Senior Salute*

Stop by the Library Lobby anytime from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. to get all the information and forms you need for Commencement. It won't take long!

*Attendance mandatory unless on an off-campus semester program

February 13, 2015

100 Days to Graduation

Chapel Undercroft, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

The K4L student alumni association and the Calvin Alumni Association host this seniors-only celebration during uKnight week. Information about Professor of the Year award available.

April 1, 2015

Professor of the Year award nominations due

Submit to K4L (Knights for Life) at

April 11, 2015

Commencement ticket order forms due

Turn into the box office. Ticket orders must include any/all requests for special seating (e.g. wheelchair access) or other accommodations (e.g. sign language interpretation).

April 22, 2015

Honors Convocation

Covenant Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
Watch online »

May 1–10, 2015

Perkins loan exit interview »

All Perkins loan recipients must complete. Contact Ed Wallish in financial services with questions.

May 9, 2015

On-campus housing reservations due

For parents who want to stay in residence halls for Commencement weekend. Register online.

May 11–22, 2015

Commencement ticket pick-up

At box office; Student ID required.

May 11–22, 2015

Complete senior survey*

*Mandatory in order to receive a cap and gown. Survey instructions

May 21 & 22, 2015

Cap and gown pick-up

Covenant Fine Arts Center 222, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

May 21–23, 2015

Commencement celebration events

See the Commencement weekend schedule for details

May 23, 2015

Senior Breakfast celebration

Commons Dining Hall, 9 a.m.
There is no Commencement rehearsal; grads must attend Senior Breakfast for final ceremony instructions and clarify pronunciation of their name. The Professor of the Year Award will be officially presented.

Commencement ceremony

Van Noord Arena, 2 p.m.
Graduates must report for processional line-up by 1:30 p.m. Overflow seating will be in Covenant Fine Arts Center.

2015 Commencement Processional and Graduate Seating Chart (TBD)

Commencement reception

Commons Lawn, 3:30 p.m.
Refreshments for graduates and their guests.

2015 Commencement Reception Map (TBD)

You are officially Knights for Life (K4L).
We have events planned all summer. Join us!
Commencement robe return

Hoogenboom Room 204, by 5 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Graduates must return robes by 5 p.m. but may keep cap and tassel.

After graduation

See New Grads information provided by the alumni association.

October 1, 2015

Student email accounts close

See: Account access after graduation.


Grad survey available on May 11 »

Maps and Parking
Includes building entrances and accessibility.

Thursday through Saturday of Commencement Weekend.

Most events are free!

Calvin account access after graduation

Commencement Hotline
(800) 560-6391
(616) 526-8615