Graduation Info


Congratulations Class of 2016!

2016 Graduation Information

Commencement 2016 at Grace College and Theological Seminary is Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m.  On this page you will find the schedule for Commencement day, weekend events, and special offers for graduates and family members.

All Candidates Must Apply to Graduate

Candidates for graduation (undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students) must apply to graduate by completing an online application form before the established deadlines set forth by the Registrar's Office.  Failure to meet these deadlines could result in not being permitted to participate in Commencement, not having a diploma ordered, and being charged an additional administrative fee.  The deadline are Friday, January 8, 2016 for all students who will complete degree requirements by May 2016, August 2016 regardless of their desire to participate in the May 2016 Commencement; and Friday, January 8, 2016 for all students who will complete degree requirements by December 2016 who want to participate in the May 2016 Commencement.

Commencement Tickets

Candidates for graduation will request Commencement tickets beginning February 5 through March 15, 2016.  Tickets are free of charge.  Graduates are guaranteed four tickets and may request up to four additional tickets.  Read this information to learn more about requesting tickets for the 2016 Commencement service.  To complete the Ticket Request Form, graduates should click

Commencement Live Feed

The Commencement Ceremony will be streamed over the Internet for all to view.  The Commencement Overflow area in Alpha Dining will have multiple monitors broadcasting the Ceremony live.  Those not present on campus may watch via the Internet at by clicking the “2016 Commencement” button on the home page.

Graduation Announcements

Personalized announcements and other products can be ordered from the Jostens web site at:

Helpful Graduation Links

Please check back often for updates and additions. If you have any questions please contact:

Registrar's Office
(Regalia, Graduation Tickets, Graduation Rehearsal, and Ceremony questions).
1-800-54 GRACE extension 6414

Questions? E-mail

Alumni Office / Advancement
(Presidential Dessert, President's Luncheon, Graduation Ceremony DVDs, and Roses).

Questions? E-mail Advancement