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Commencement at Aquinas College

Parking and Information Maps

Baccalaureate Mass Map (pdf)

Commencement Map (pdf)


Baccalaureate Mass for Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Parking and Information

Saturday, May 8, 2021
10 a.m.
Cathedral of Saint Andrew
301 Sheldon Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
*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.

Arrival Time
Graduates should arrive at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew at 9:30 a.m.

Parking at the Cathedral
Parking is available in the Cathedral parking lot or the Catholic Information Center parking lot.

Graduate Line-up
Graduates will line up outside (rain or shine).

  • Class of 2020 graduates line up on the sidewalk approaching the South Transept (between Catholic Central High School and the Cathedral) for entry into the Cathedral.
  • Class of 2021 graduates line up on the sidewalk leading to the North Transept and daily chapel (between the rectory of the Paulist and the Cathedral) for entry into the Cathedral.

Commencement Ceremony Parking and Information

Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 8, 2021
2 p.m.
Alksnis Athletics & Recreation Building
1580 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
*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.

Parking
For both the 2020 and 2021 ceremonies, graduates may enter campus through the main entrance on Fulton St E. Graduates may park in the Fulton St Lot (Lot 1) next to Sturrus or the Mayfield Lot (Lot 4) next to Alksnis. Accessible parking will be available next to Sturrus. Campus Safety officers will be onsite to direct parking as needed.

Graduates who are being dropped off may proceed to the main entrance of Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center after being dropped off. Vehicles will then be directed to the JLH Lot for parking.

Arrival Time and Health Screening
Class of 2021 graduates will check in at Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center. The main entrance of Sturrus will open for check-in at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 8. Graduates must arrive no later than 1:40 p.m. Graduates must show their Healthy Roster green check mark or pass a health screening at the checkpoint at the entrance of Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center in order to participate in commencement.

Graduate Check-in
At check in inside Sturrus, graduates will receive a card which has their name printed on it. DO NOT LOSE OR WRITE ON THIS CARD. Please keep this card with you at all times as it will be required to have your name read as you cross the stage. Graduates will be lined up in alphabetical order by degree in Coach Bo Court and will be led in procession outside and into Alksnis.

Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 9, 2021
1 p.m.
Alksnis Athletics & Recreation Building
1580 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
*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.

Parking
For both the 2020 and 2021 ceremonies, graduates may enter campus through the main entrance on Fulton St E. Graduates may park in the Fulton St Lot (Lot 1) next to Sturrus or the Mayfield Lot (Lot 4) next to Alksnis. Accessible parking will be available next to Sturrus. Campus Safety officers will be onsite to direct parking as needed.

Graduates who are being dropped off may proceed to the main entrance of Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center after being dropped off. Vehicles will then be directed to the JLH Lot for parking.

Arrival Time and Health Screening
Class of 2020
graduates will check in at Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center. The main entrance of Sturrus will open for check-in at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 9. Graduates must arrive no later than 12:40 p.m. Graduates must pass a health screening at the checkpoint at the entrance of Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center in order to participate in commencement.

Graduate Check-in
At check in inside Sturrus, graduates will receive a card which has their name printed on it. DO NOT LOSE OR WRITE ON THIS CARD. Please keep this card with you at all times as it will be required to have your name read as you cross the stage. Graduates will be lined up in alphabetical order by degree in Coach Bo Court and will be led in procession outside and into Alksnis.