Important Dates & Deadlines

March 17, 2024
Deadline for ordering regalia (cap, gown, hood, tassel)

To walk at commencement, all graduates must wear full regalia, including a cap, hood, gown, and tassel. After March 17, order through the AQ Bookstore. Learn more here.

April 22, 2024
12-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.

GradFest is a must for all graduating seniors. It happens in the Wege Ballroom. This is where you will pick up your tickets, cap, gown, hood, stools, and all other commencement-related items. It's also a great time to ask questions and celebrate your accomplishments. You can learn more here.

April 30, 2024

Say "thank you" to family, friends, and teachers. Learn how to get your message on the big TV screens at the Commencement Ceremony.

May 9, 2024 at 6-8 p.m.
Toast to the Tassel
Brookby House
Toast to the Tassel includes a champaigne toast with food pairings. This event is free for members of the Class of 2024. Registration in advance is required for this event.

May 10, 2024
Senior Awards Ceremony
This event is by invitation only. The Provost's Office will contact the senior award recipients in late March.

May 11, 2024 at 10 a.m.
Baccalaureate Mass
Cathedral of Saint Andrew
301 Sheldon Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI

May 11, 2024 at 2 p.m.
Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony
Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center
1700 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI

May 11, 2024 following Commencement Ceremony

Academic Department Gatherings
After the commencement ceremony, we invite all our graduates as well as their friends and family to attend any of the six academic department gatherings around campus. 

  • The College of Education - Wege Center's Loutit Room
  • The College of Humanities - Holmdene Lobby
  • The College of Art & College of Social Sciences - Arts & Music Center, Kretschmer Recital Hall
  • The College of Sciences - Albertus Magnus 110
  • The College of Business - Academic Building Second Floor Lounge