BIG RAPIDS - Ferris State University's commencement ceremonies are just around the corner and there is no shortage of preparation that goes into making everything come off with few if any hitches.
Commencement ceremonies on the Big Rapids campus take place Friday (May 7) and Saturday (May 8) in the Robert L. Ewigleben Sports Complex. For more information about activities that are related to commencement, click here.
It's one of the hottest tickets in town and tickets are REQUIRED for May commencement activities at Ferris.
Important Things to Know:
- All degree candidates are required to file a formal application for graduation no later than the mid-point of the semester prior to your anticipated graduation date.Your academic advisor will assist you with the completion of your graduation clearance form.
- If the application for graduation is not filed with the graduate's college Commencement Coordinator at least twelve weeks prior to the ceremony in which the graduate plans to participate, their name will not appear in the Commencement program. In order to have the program printed and back in time for the ceremonies we have to adhere to these deadlines.
Participating in commencement is not a certification of graduation, but rather a ceremony that celebrates each graduates academic achievements. Therefore, participation in any Commencement ceremony does not affirm that a graduate has satisfactorily completed all degree requirements. Graduates must satisfy all of their degree requirements before they receive their diploma.Graduates are permitted to participate in Commencement if they are close to completing their graduation requirements. For example, if a graduate needs to take a course or two during summer semester to finish their program, they may participate in May Commencement or wait until December Commencement.
Ferris State University does not have a summer Commencement ceremony.