At Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we strive to graduate individuals who are not merely smart but also wise—graduates who are committed to integrity, humility, a strong work ethic, an unconditional love of their neighbor and graduates who can winsomely navigate their lives and their cultural contexts to the glory of God.
Join professors, university staff, family members and friends to celebrate our 2018 graduates as we commission them into a new season as influencers in our world for Christ and His kingdom.
Commencement Weekend Schedule
Friday, May 4, 2018
- 7 p.m. — Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Commencement, Christ Chapel, Cornerstone University
Speaker: Dr. David Turner, Professor of New Testament, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
Saturday, May 5, 2018
- 10 a.m. — Cornerstone University Traditional Undergraduate Program Commencement,* Bernice Hansen Athletic Center, Cornerstone University
Speaker: Roberta Green Ahmanson, Author/Philanthropist
- 3 p.m. — Professional & Graduate Studies Program Commencement,* Bernice Hansen Athletic Center, Cornerstone University
Speaker: Dr. Tonya Fountain, Special Appointment Faculty of Business, Cornerstone University
*Wheelchair accessible seating is available around the track and on the ground level.
Purchasable Items and Gifts
- Flowers—Posh Petals will be selling flowers before each graduation ceremony. There will be varieties of sizes and colors. You are welcome to purchase flowers on commencement day or order place a special order ahead of time and pick up on site. Contact Posh Petals by calling 616.363.3337.
- Concessions—Krispe Kreme donuts, Clique Coffee and other concessions will be available for purchase at the concession window in our Bernice Hansen Athletic Center.
- Campus Bookstore Gifts—The Campus Bookstore will be selling a variety of Cornerstone apparel and commemorative gifts in the lobby of the Bernice Hansen Athletic Center.
- Photographs—A photo is taken as each TUG and PGS graduate receives their diploma cover. To preview and purchase the photographs, visit CUGradPix.com. For previous years, email GradPix.
- Commencement DVD—Order a DVD of the traditional undergraduate or Professional & Graduate Studies (PGS) division commencement ceremony. You may place your order online or by mail.