Mark an educational milestone.

Thank you for joining members of the Cornerstone University community to celebrate the numerous accomplishments of our 2016 graduates and commission our university's newest alumni to excel as influencers in our world for Christ.

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Ceremony Dates

All three Cornerstone University graduation ceremonies are held in the Mol Arena of Cornerstone's Hansen Athletic Center. The arena has wheelchair-accessible seating around the track and on the ground level. Parking is available throughout campus. Tickets are not required for the ceremonies.

  • Grand Rapids Theological Seminary: Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
    Seminary graduates are invited to attend a student luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on the day of commencement. A rehearsal for the evening's graduation ceremony will begin at 12:15 p.m.

  • Traditional Undergraduate: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow.
    Pre-Commencement Ceremony Events to be held on Friday, May 6, 2016:
    • 9:30 a.m.: Honors Convocation in Christ Chapel
    • 11:00 a.m.: Baccalaureate Service in Christ Chapel
    • 12:00 p.m.: Graduate Luncheon in the Gainey Conference Center
      Please Note: Tickets are required for the luncheon. Due to limited seating, each graduate is permitted to bring a maximum of two guests. Thank you in advance for honoring this important request. Tickets will be distributed with the cap and gown.

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  • Professional and Graduate Studies: Saturday, May 7, 2016, 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow.
    Please Note: There is no rehearsal for the PGS Commencement. Students should arrive at 2:00 p.m.

Graduation Announcements

Commencement Announcements are available to order at Allow two weeks for processing and shipping. Examples of the announcements are available to view at the CU Bookstore. Please contact the CU Bookstore with any questions regarding ordering at 616-254-1663.

Please Note: Cornerstone University has three commencement ceremonies (Traditional Undergraduate, Professional & Graduate Studies, and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary). Be sure to designate the appropriate ceremony.


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Commencement DVD

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