Graduation Info


Congratulations Class of 2017!

2017 Graduation Information

Commencement 2017 at Grace College & Theological Seminary is Saturday, May 13 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 13, 2017 for all students who will complete degree requirements by May 2017 or August 2017 regardless of their desire to participate in the May 2017 Commencement; and Friday, January 13, 2017 for all students who will complete degree requirements by December 2017 who want to participate in the May 2017 Commencement.

Commencement Tickets

Candidates for graduation will request Commencement tickets beginning February 6 through March 17, 2017. 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 2017 Commencement service. To complete the Ticket Request Form, graduates should click (Please note that the Ticket Request Form will go offline after March 17.)

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 “2017 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
Phone: (574) 372-5100, ext. 6414