May Commencement

Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7

Location: Ewigleben Sports Complex


Friday, May 6

3:30 p.m. (Convocation Center doors open at 2:30 p.m.)
College of Health Professions

7 p.m. (Convocation Center doors open at 6 p.m.)
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Pharmacy
Doctorate in Community College Leadership

Saturday, May 7

9:00 a.m. (Convocation Center doors open at 8 a.m.)
College of Business

12:30 p.m.(Convocation Center doors open at 11:30 a.m.)
Michigan College of Optometry
College of Education & Human Services

4 p.m. (Convocation Center doors open at 3 p.m.)
College of Engineering Technology



All students who walk in May will receive six (6) tickets.

The Commencement office and College Commencement Coordinators do not distribute extra tickets.  Lost tickets will not be replaced.

Guests without tickets may watch the ceremony via a live stream on the Commencement website or from the alternative viewing room located in the Ewigleben Sports Complex, where the ceremony can be viewed on a large screen.

For Special Accommodations information click here.


Students graduating in Ferris Statewide (Off-Campus Locations) & Online Students who wish to participate in the Big Rapids ceremony will walk with their affiliated college. If you are interested in attending a ceremony please contact your college's Commencement CoordinatorMore information is available by following this link.

The Michigan College of Optometry, the College of Pharmacy, and  the Doctorate in Community College Leadership only participate in May Commencement Ceremonies.