Graduation Timeline 2015–2016
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February 9 & 10, 2016
Stop by the Library Lobby anytime from 9:30 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
April 1, 2016
Professor of the Year award nominations due
April 9, 2016
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 27, 2016
Covenant Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
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Perkins loan exit interview »
All Perkins loan recipients must complete. Contact Amy Carr in financial services with questions.
May 7, 2016
On-campus housing reservations due
For parents who want to stay in residence halls for Commencement weekend. Online registration will be available in January 2016.
May 9–20, 2016
Commencement ticket pick-up
At box office; Student ID required.
May 9–20, 2016
*Mandatory in order to receive a cap and gown. Survey instructions
May 19 & 20, 2016
Cap and gown pick-up
Covenant Fine Arts Center 222, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
May 19–21, 2016
Commencement celebration events
See the Commencement weekend schedule for details
May 21, 2016
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.
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.
2016 Commencement Processional and Graduate Seating Chart (TBD)
Commons Lawn, 3:30 p.m.
Refreshments for graduates and their guests.
2016 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.
See New Grads information provided by the alumni association.
October 1, 2016
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