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Commencement at Aquinas College

Important Dates and Deadlines

Please refer to our Health and Safety page to learn more about health and safety protocols for commencement activities.

Please refer to our Accommodation Request Form if you have a commencement-related accommodation request.

Monday, April 26, 2021
GradFest
 
Noon – 2 p.m.
or
5 – 7 p.m.
Alksnis Athletics & Recreation Building

This year, GradFest will be a celebratory event for graduates. At this open-house style event, you can pick up commencement-related items (e.g., honor cords, stoles or pins), gifts from the Alumni Association, and free food to go (lunch or dinner). You can also ask questions about commencement and celebrate your accomplishments. Stop by at your convenience. Students must show their Healthy Roster green checkmark to participate. Questions? Contact Alexa Carey '09 at alumni@aquinas.edu.

Reminder: This year, you cannot pick up caps and gowns at GradFest. Caps and gowns should have been purchased online and delivered to the AQ Bookstore for pick up or to your home.

Graduates attending GradFest must show their Healthy Roster green checkmark to enter. Graduates who are not participating in Healthy Roster must visit the Campus Safety office for a health screening prior to entering Alksnis Athletics and Recreation Building. A health screening checkpoint will NOT be located at Alksnis.

Saturday, May 8, 2021
Baccalaureate Mass for Class of 2020 and Class of 2021

10 a.m.
Cathedral of Saint Andrew
301 Sheldon Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
RSVP required* (Graduates do not need to submit a separate contact tracing form for Baccalaureate Mass, as the appropriate information was gathered in their RSVP form.)

Students who have applied for graduation received an RSVP form via email. RSVP forms are due by Monday, April 26.

Due to state restrictions on gatherings, attendance at Baccalaureate Mass is limited to graduates only. At this time, we will not be able to accommodate family members and guests at Baccalaureate Mass. A professional livestream will be available.

Class of 2021 Commencement
2 p.m.
Alksnis Athletics & Recreation Building
1580 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
RSVP required*

*Students who have applied for graduation received a commcement RSVP form via email. RSVP forms are due by Monday, April 26.

Due to state restrictions on gatherings, attendance at commencement is limited to graduates and the platform party only. At this time, we will not be able to accommodate family members and guests at the ceremony. A professional livestream will be available.

Sunday, May 9, 2021
Class of 2020 Commencement

1 p.m.
Alksnis Athletics & Recreation Building
1580 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
RSVP required*

*Students who have applied for graduation received a commcement RSVP form via email. RSVP forms are due by Monday, April 26.

Due to state restrictions on gatherings, attendance at commencement is limited to graduates and the platform party only. At this time, we will not be able to accommodate family members and guests at the ceremony. A professional livestream will be available.