Graduation Timeline 2014–2015

September 2014 update: These dates are currently being updated. Please check back or click on a link to contact the corresponding office.

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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 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.

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.

2014 Commencement Processional and Graduate Seating Chart (.pdf)

Commencement reception

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

See: Account access after graduation.



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