Commencement recognizes your hard work and dedication, and it signals the beginning of your life as a Hope College alumnus.

2024 Commencement is Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m.

Please note that participation in the Commencement ceremony is not the same as graduation. Check with the Registrar’s Office for graduation information and to determine whether you’ve met the requirements to graduate.

You're eligible for the May 2024 Commencement ceremony if you:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Have a graduation date of December 2023 or May, July or December 2024
  • Apply to graduate

You’ll receive event updates and other official college communication regarding commencement at your Hope email address. If you applied to participate in the ceremony and are not receiving these emails, contact the Registrar’s Office

The Office of Alumni and Family Engagement will also send informational e-mails to families. Please make sure your family contact information is up to date.