Friday, May 17, 2013
Honors Convocation in the Ozinga Chapel. Everyone is invited.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Picnic on lawn (weather permitting), all students and families invited. Graduates are free of charge; all others will be $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 2-12 years old.
Baccalaureate service in the Ozinga Chapel Grand Lobby, reception to follow. Please join us for the last worship service of this year, organized and led by members of the graduating class.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Commencement ceremony for traditional graduates in the Ozinga Chapel. Tickets required for everyone. Non-ticketed and overflow seating will be available in the VanNamen Recital Hall (with closed circuit TV) on a first come, first served basis.
Luncheon on campus for traditional graduates and guests. Graduates and ticketed guests are invited at no charge. Additional guests are welcome at the luncheon and will be charged $8.00 per person at the door.
Commencement ceremony for Adult Studies students in the Ozinga Chapel. Tickets are not necessary. Reception to follow in the Grand Lobby.
Preparing to Graduate
Application to Graduate & Information Forms
Click on the link for important information regarding graduation requirement and forms to complete.
Degree audits have been sent to seniors who are approaching graduation. The degree audit is a report that identifies degree requirements that a student has fulfilled and degree requirements that need to be completed prior to receiving a degree. This report assists the student and the advisor in planning for final coursework. If you have received your degree audit and you have concerns about it, or if you believe that it needs revising, please contact Kathy Laning in the Registrar's Office.
Participation in Commencement
Students may participate in either commencement ceremony but must have completed all the graduation requirements of the general education curriculum, the major and the minor, with the exception of either: six or fewer credits of coursework, OR a fieldwork or internship (i.e., student-teaching).
The regular graduation fee of $50.00 will be added to each student's account. This administrative fee is required of all students who will graduate, including those who may not be able to attend the ceremony.
The College Bookstore has information about ordering announcements, thank you notes, appreciation certificates, and diploma frames. Contact the bookstore (located at the Bootsma Bookstore Cafe) for more information.
Caps & Gowns
The cost of your cap and gown is included in the $50 graduation fee. They will be available for pick up in the Bookstore at the Bootsma Bookstore Café . If you have more questions regarding caps and gowns, please contact Student Development.