GradFest is a traditional event held before Commencement celebrating students' success. Join the celebration while you pick up your cap and gown, get your Commencement questions answered, enjoy a slice of cake, and stop by the Alumni Association Table to learn about ways to stay connected to your alma mater.
Monday, April 13th and Tuesday, April 14th
Pere Marquette (KC 2204)
Wednesday, April 15 and Thursday, April 16th
DeVos - Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall
Caps and Gowns
Advance orders and measurements are not necessary! After GradFest prices for caps and gowns will increase and can be purchased at the LakerStore. Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted.
Special promotional pricing for GradFest:
Haven't ordered your tickets online yet? Have questions about walking in the ceremony? Walk through the process with the Commencement staff during GradFest and get a better picture of what the Commencement ceremony will look like!
The GVSU Laker Store will be offering a 20% discount on all Alumni apparel during GradFest. Visit either store location or shop online at lakerstore.gvsu.edu with code GRADSALE to take advantage of this offer.
Professional photographer and GVSU alumna, Heather Dixon ‘05, will be on site to take photographs of you in your cap & gown or with a group of friends. Each individual or group will get three shots and all photos will be posted on the Alumni Association website and a link will be emailed out after GradFest.
The GradFest photobooth is free of charge, courtesy of the Alumni Association and Heather Dixon Photography.
Share Your Experience
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Stay Connected With Your Alma Mater
Learn about ways to stay connected and the value of being a Laker for a Lifetime.
Order Custom graduation announcements or display your college diploma proudly with a diploma frame.
Get a FREE patriotic cord! GVSU students who:
- Served in the US Armed Forces;
- Complete all degree requirements
- Will be attending Commencement
Anyone who meets these requirements are eligible to obtain a red, white, and blue recognition cord at GradFest, or from the Office of Student Life.
Not sure what to do after college?
Chat with Financial Aid about paying off fees and learn about your loans.
Talk with the School of Graduate Studies to learn more about continuing your education at GVSU!