Graduation Timeline 2013–2014
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February 11 & 12, 2014
Library Lobby, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
*Attendance mandatory unless on an off-campus semester program
February 14, 2014
100 Days to Graduation
Chapel Undercroft, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
April 1, 2014
Professor of the Year award nominations due
April 11, 2014
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 23, 2014
Covenant Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
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Perkins loan exit interview »
All Perkins loan recipients must complete. Contact Ed Wallish in financial services with questions.
May 9, 2014
On-campus housing reservations due
For parents who want to stay in residence halls for Commencement weekend.
May 12–23, 2014
Commencement ticket pick-up
At box office; Student ID required.
May 12–23, 2014
Complete senior survey*
*Mandatory in order to receive a cap and gown. Survey »
May 22 & 23, 2014
Cap and gown pick-up
Covenant Fine Arts Center 222, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
May 22–24, 2014
Commencement celebration events
See the Commencement weekend schedule for details
May 24, 2014
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. Professor of the Year Award will be officially presented. You'll receive a Connect After Graduation (.pdf) booklet, too.
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.
Commons Lawn, 3:30 p.m.
Refreshments for graduates and their guests.
2014 Commencement Reception Map (.pdf)
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.
October 1, 2014
Student email accounts close
Maps and Parking
Includes building entrances and accessibility.
Thursday through Saturday of Commencement Weekend.
Most events are free!
Calvin account access after graduation