Celebrate the Class of 2019

At Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we strive to graduate individuals who will excel as Christ influencers in our world. Individuals who are not merely smart but also wise—graduates who are committed to integrity, humility, a strong work ethic and unconditional love for their neighbor—and 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 2019 graduates as we commission them into a new season as influencers in our world for Christ and His kingdom.

Commencement Weekend Schedule

Cornerstone and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary will award degrees to our 2019 graduates on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11. Tickets are not required for the ceremonies.

Friday, May 10, 2019

  • 7 p.m. | Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Commencement, Christ Chapel, Cornerstone University

Saturday, May 11, 2019

  • 10 a.m. | Cornerstone University Traditional Undergraduate Commencement, Bernice Hansen Athletic Center, Cornerstone University
  • 3 p.m. | Professional & Graduate Studies Division Commencement, Bernice Hansen Athletic Center, Cornerstone University

Items and Gifts Available for Purchase

Graduation Announcements

To order graduation announcements and diploma frames, visit Jostens' website to order online.


Coffee and other concessions will be available for purchase at the concession window in the 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.


Posh Petals will be selling flowers on site with a variety of sizes and colors available. If you wish to pre-order a special arrangement to pick up that day, call Posh Petals at 616.363.3337 or order online.


A professional photographer will take photos of each TUG and PGS graduate on the stage. After the ceremony, visit cugradpix.com to preview and purchase your photo from the ceremony. Text "CUGradPix" to 616.202.3852 to receive a promo code.


Live streaming is not available. However, after the ceremony, a recording will be online for streaming or download on Cornerstone's Vimeo account. Or, you may also order a DVD of the traditional undergraduate or Professional & Graduate Studies division ceremonies.