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Faculty Information & FAQ's


December 10, 2016 - 10 a.m.

Van Andel Arena - Downtown Grand Rapids


Q: Where do I get my regalia?

A: New faculty requiring regalia should contact Jane Johnson in the University Bookstore, 616-331-2450. The deadline to place the order is Nov. 11, 2016. 

Q: When do I need to RSVP by?

A: Please RSVP by December 2, so we have time to set up seating arrangements!

Q: Do I need a ticket?

A: If you are processing, you only need to RSVP online.

In the past, students have requested extra commencement guest tickets from faculty and staff.  We are now implementing an on-line ticketing system that will allow for pooling of unused tickets that will be made available to students.  Additional tickets will no longer be issued to faculty and staff.  Students should refer to the Commencement website for ticket information:  http://www.gvsu.edu/commencement/

Q: How do I get a parking permit?

A: You will receive a parking permit if you are processing and you have completed your RSVP online. Parking permits will be sent through inter-campus mail a week before the ceremony.

Q: Where is faculty parking?

A: Parking for faculty is located on the corner of Ionia & Oakes. Click here for a map!

Q: What time does faculty need to arrive for the Commencement Ceremony?

A: Faculty should arrive by 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony in which they will be processing. 

Q: Where should we meet?

A: Faculty meet prior to the ceremony on the 2nd floor SE corner of the arena. There will be light refreshments available. 

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For questions, contact the Dean of Students Office, 202 Student Services Building, 616-331-3585.