Winter 2020 Graduate Updates

The rescheduled winter 2020 commencement ceremonies will be Saturday, October 10, 2020. This date is dependent on the ability to hold large events per state regulations. We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments when we are able to come together again. There is an option to participate in the fall semester ceremony held on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Graduates will need to complete an RSVP indicating in their selected ceremony. Approved graduates will receive an email with the RSVP link.

Future Information

As details are finalized for the rescheduled commencement ceremonies this information will be posted to the commencement web site. If you have any questions, email

Digital Yearbook

GVSU has created a digital yearbook for all graduates to share their accomplishments virtually. Class of 2020 is the inaugural class to use this new tool that will become an annual tradition. Graduates are encouraged to complete their page within the next few weeks. 

Digital Yearbook

For questions, please contact the Office of Student Life,, (616)331-2345


Graduates will receive their diploma and diploma cover in the mail *six to eight weeks following the posting of final grades.

For questions, please contact the Registrar's office,, (616)331-3327

*Six to eight weeks is normal turnaround time - due to extenuating circumstances this may take longer.

Regalia - Gown, cap, tassel, etc.

Visit GVSU’s Oakhall Order Form Online to purchase your regalia.  

Visit the GVSU Laker Store Website to order any other graduation mementos.

For questions, please contact the Laker Store,, (616)331-2467

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.