Commencement recognizes your hard work and dedication, and it signals the beginning of your life as a Hope College alumnus.
2017 COMMENCEMENT IS SUNDAY, MAY 7 AT 3 P.M.
The Commencement speaker will be Dr. Chuck Green, professor of psychology and former director of the Phelps Scholars Program. The Baccalaureate speaker will be Sandra Gaddy, who is chief executive officer of the Women’s Resource Center in Grand Rapids as well as a member of the college’s Board of Trustees and co-chair with her husband, Arlen, of Hope’s Parents’ Council.
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 2017 Commencement ceremony if you:
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
- Have a graduation date of December 2016 or May, July or December 2017
- 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.