Winter 2022 Commencement

Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, 2022

Van Andel Arena — Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan

Friday - 7 p.m.

Friday - 7 p.m.

Participating College:

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Student Speaker:  Amela Aganovic, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Saturday - 10 a.m.

Saturday - 10 a.m.

Participating Colleges:

College of Health Professions
Kirkhof College of Nursing
Seidman College of Business

Student Speaker: Gerard Cooke, Masters of Business Administration in General Business

Saturday - 3 p.m.

Saturday - 3 p.m.

Participating Colleges:

College of Education and Community Innovation
Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Student Speaker: Tamara T. Jones, Bachelor of Social Work

Commencement Photos

Graduates will be sent a link to their photos via their GVSU student email. (Please check your GVSU junk mail as it may have landed there.)

Photos are provided by GradFoto

If you do not find the email, please contact the vendor directly at: [email protected] and they can assist you.


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.

Page last modified May 3, 2022