Fall 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

Fieldhouse Arena, Allendale Campus

Friday, December 10, at 7 p.m.

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Saturday, December 11, at 10 a.m. 

  • Seidman College of Business
  • College of Education and Community Innovation

Saturday, December 11, at 3 p.m.

  • Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
  • College of Health Professions
  • Kirkhof College of Nursing

Apply to graduate

Graduation is the time in which you complete your degree requirements. Please submit your graduation application to the Registrar’s Office via MyBanner. Select Student, Student Records, and Apply to Graduate. When selecting the term of graduation, students should select the semester in which their degree requirements will be complete. For additional information, visit the Registrar's Office Apply to Graduate page.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility to graduate, please contact the Records Office at 616-331-3327 or audit@gvsu.edu.


Graduates and their supporters have the opportunity to purchase specific Commencement items to make the experience even more memorable by visiting our Mementos page.

Order a Commencement DVD today for $15 (domestic shipping included) to make sure you, your family and friends never forget this GRAND achievement!

A group of students celebrating at Commencement.

A group photo taken at GradFest

A graduation cap with the words "Laker for a Lifetime"

Commencement is coordinated by the Office of Student Life, which is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.