Graduation Info


Congratulations Class of 2016!

2016 Graduation Information

Commencement 2016 at Grace College & 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 their 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 is Friday, January 8, 2016 for all students who will complete degree requirements by May 2016 or 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 (Please note that the Ticket Request Form will go offline after March 16.)

Commencement Live Feed

The Commencement ceremony will be streamed over the Internet for all to view. Commencement overflow seating is held in Alpha Dining and will have multiple monitors broadcasting the ceremony live. Those not present on campus may watch via 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
(Questions regarding regalia, graduation tickets, graduation rehearsal and ceremony)
574-372-5100, ext. 6414

Other questions? Email the Registrar's Office at

Alumni Office / Advancement
(Questions regarding Presidential Dessert, President's Luncheon, graduation ceremony DVDs and roses)

Other questions? Email Advancement.