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!

Monday, April 14 & Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Allendale Campus- Monday April 14 in Kirkhof Center, 2204, Pere Marquette & Tuesday April 15 in Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16 & Thursday, April 17, 2014
Downtown Campus- DeVos Center, Loosemore Exhibition Hall 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Caps and Gowns

Advance orders and measurements are not necessary.

Bachelors: $31.50

Masters: $56.76

Prices include tax. These prices will increase after GradFest.

**Students borrowing a cap/gown MUST bring the item(s) with them to GradFest in order to be approved for use. If these items are not present, tickets will NOT be issued.**

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


Students participating in the Winter Commencement ceremonies will be issued 7 Guest guest tickets when they purchase their cap and gown. 

Graduation Announcements

Graduation Announcements may be ordered directly through the Signature Announcements website or through the Jostens website.

Alumni Apparel

The University Book 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.



Vendors: Liberty Mutual Insurance,  Jostens, Diploma Frames, Signature Announcements, Dean of Students,  Alumni Relations, University Bookstore, Graduate Studies / Admissions, Financial Aid, Career Center, Heather Dixon Photography, and  GVSU Young Alumni Council. 
For information or conflicts regarding GradFest, please contact

Page last modified March 20, 2014