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Graduation Timeline 2013-2014

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Fall 2013 ~ Apply for degree »

Fall 2013 ~ Update address »

Please provide a spring mailing address to the registrar's office:

February 11 & 12, 2014 ~ Senior Salute*

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.

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, 2014 ~ Professor of the Year award nominations due

Submit to K4L (Knights for Life) at

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 ~ Honors Convocation

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

May 1–10, 2014 ~ 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 officeStudent ID required.

May 12–23, 2014 ~ Complete senior survey*

*Mandatory in order to receive a cap and gown. Survey » (available after May 12, 2014)

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.

May 24, 2014 ~ Commencement ceremony and reception

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. Refreshments are on the Commons Lawn following the ceremony; see the chart for department locations.

May 24, 2014 by 5 p.m. ~ Commencement robe return

Graduates must return robes to Hoogenboom Room 204 by 5 p.m., but may keep cap and tassel.

October 1, 2014 ~ Student e-mail accounts close

See: Account access after graduation.