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GradFest 2016 - April 18 - 21!

GradFest is a traditional event held before Commencement celebrating students' success. Join the celebration while you pick up your cap, gown, and Commencement tickets. Be sure to visit all of the exhibitors, enjoy a slice of cake, and pick up your graduation gift from the Alumni Association.

Make sure to have your student ID ready when you are at GradFest!

Allendale Campus

Monday, April 18, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Kirkhof Center

Pere Marquette Room (2204KC)

9:00 am – 6:00 pm


Pew Campus

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

DeVos, Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall
Pew Campus

10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Caps and Gowns

Advance orders and measurements are not necessary.

Bachelors: $28.50

Masters: $54.00

Above prices include tax and are special promotional pricing for GradFest. After GradFest, these prices will increase.

There will be a professional photographer on site so come dressed to take a professional photograph in your cap & gown or grab your friends for a group picture! You can purchase photos for $1 at GradFest or purchase later on Heather Dixon Photography.

Veterans Cords

Get a FREE patriotic cord! 

GVSU students who: 
a) served in the US Armed Forces; 
b) shall complete all degree requirements for Winter or Spring/Summer 2016; and
c) will be attending Commencement at Van Andel Arena on Saturday, April 30th.

Anyone who meets these requirements are eligible to obtain a red, white, and blue recognition cord at GradFest, or from the Dean of Students Office.


Each Graduate will receive 6 tickets at GradFest. 

Graduation Announcements

Custom graduation announcements will be available online through Signature Announcements at Signature or Jostens.  Please allow two (2) weeks for delivery.

Alumni Apparel

The GVSU Laker Store will be offering a 20% discount on Alumni apparel at GradFest.

Diploma Frames

Display your college diploma proudly with a diploma frame by University Frames. Visit the University Frames website and build your own frame to fit your style.

For information or conflicts regarding GradFest, please contact