Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement Webcast

You can view commencement ceremonies live via our Commencement Webcast. A high-speed broadband Internet connection is required for the video webcast!

2016 Graduation—May 6, 2016, at 10 a.m., B.J. Haan Auditorium

GraduateThe Senior Show
May 5 at 8 p.m.  //  B.J. Haan Auditorium 

The Senior Show is a light, entertaining evening during which the graduates reflect on their years at Dordt through music, skit, and narration.  

Ice Cream Social
May 5 from 9 to 10 p.m.  //  Campus Center

President's Breakfast
Please note, the President's Breakfast on Friday at 8 a.m. is for associate, bachelor, and master of education degree graduates and faculty only.

Commencement Ceremony 
May 6  at 10 a.m. //  B.J. Haan Auditorium

The auditorium doors will be opened at 9 a.m., and guests in the auditorium are asked to be seated by 9:55.

Graduates will receive four tickets for Commencement at rehearsal on Monday, May 2. Two are for seats on the main floor and two in the balcony. Please contact the Registrar’s Office (712-722-6036) if handicap-accessible seating is needed in the auditorium. Overflow seating will be available in the Science and Technology Center rooms 1603, 1604, 1606, 1641, the New World Theatre, and the Eckardt Lounge (Campus Center).The overflow seating will have live video broadcast of the Commencement ceremony, and programs will be available.

As a memento of this important occasion, the Alumni Office arranges for graduates to be photographed by a professional photographer as they receive their diplomas. They will receive a printed 5x7 photo in the mail and a digital version by email. They will also receive a wooden frame, as our gift of congratulations.

A DVD of the ceremony will be available from the KDCR radio station at the cost of $10. Pre-order by sending cash or check to KDCR by May 9. Payment can be mailed to KDCR at 498 4th Ave NE. Please be sure to include your name as well as your mailing address.

Commencement Reception
May 6  //  Rec Center

The Alumni Association hosts graduates and their families and friends at a luncheon reception immediately following Commencement.