Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Transform + Achieve

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Transform + Achieve

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

Create Without Ceasing

CommencementDedication + Courage

Traditional Undergraduate Commencement
Classes of 2020 & 2021

Several years ago, you gathered in Christ Chapel while Dr. Joe Stowell prayed a prayer of blessing over your future as a student at Cornerstone University. Think of all you’ve accomplished since—all the friends you’ve gained, all the knowledge you’ve learned and all the memories you’ve made. It’s time to celebrate!

Schedule

DateTimeCeremony or EventLocation 
Thursday,
May 6
3 p.m.Baccalaureate Service (Class of 2021 Graduates)Christ Chapel
Friday,
May 7
9 a.m.Graduate Breakfast (Classes of 2020 & 2021 Graduates)North Lawn Near Clock Tower
Friday,
May 7
10:30 a.m.Honors Convocation (Class of 2021 Graduates)Christ Chapel or Livestream
Saturday,
May 8
10 a.m.Class of 2021 Commencement: Bible, Religion & Ministry Division; Business Division; Communication, Media & Music Division; and Humanities DivisionBernice Hansen Athletic Center or Livestream
Saturday,
May 8
1 p.m.Class of 2020 CommencementBernice Hansen Athletic Center or Livestream
Saturday,
May 8
4 p.m.Class of 2021 Commencement: Interdisciplinary Studies Division; Kinesiology, Science, Engineering & Mathematics Division; Social Science Division; and Teacher Education DivisionBernice Hansen Athletic Center or Livestream

Tickets

Each graduate will receive a certain number of tickets for family and friends to attend the ceremony. Tickets must be reserved ahead of time. Graduates will receive a unique ticket code via email and directed to the ticket reservation website. Be sure to bring your tickets to the ceremony to get scanned in!

For answers to frequently asked questions about ceremony tickets, please visit the main Commencement web page.

Caps and Gowns (Class of 2021)

Information about caps and gowns for the class of 2021 will be emailed to each student. Please consult the email for information on how to secure a cap and gown.

Flowers

Flowers are a great way to honor your graduate! Our partner Posh Petals is offering three different beautiful styles. The flowers will be available for pickup at the door on the day of the ceremonies to present to your graduate.

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COVID-19 Guidelines for Campus Guests

Cornerstone will follow all current COVID-19 guidelines, including offering hand-sanitizing stations, disposable masks and plenty of tissues for all those proud parents and friends. In an effort to keep all of our community members safe, we ask that all guests follow current state and local COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing a mask while indoors or in crowded areas and staying home if they do not feel well. Signs will be placed on seats and bleachers in the Hansen Center so guests know where to sit for adequate physical distancing.

Photography

After the ceremony, go to cugradpix.com to preview and purchase posed photos from the ceremony. Text “CUGradPix” to 616.202.3852 to receive a promo code.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below or explore campus with a virtual tour.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.