May 2021 Commencement
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Check the full schedule of ceremonies to find out when your college's ceremony will be held.
Watch Commencement Ceremonies Live
Even if you can't attend the ceremonies in person, you can still be a part of your graduate's special day. You can watch the ceremonies on Ferris Cable TV channel 22 or you can click on the link below. Once on this page you will need to click on Ferris State University Cable 22.1 to watch the ceremonies live.
Important Things You Should 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
- If the application for graduation is not filed with the graduating student's college
Commencement Coordinator by Friday, February 19, 2021, their name will not appear in the May 2021 Electronic
Commencement program. In order to have the program available 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 a student's academic achievements. Therefore, participation in any
Commencement ceremony does not affirm that a student has satisfactorily completed
all degree requirements. Students must satisfy all of their degree requirements before
they receive their diploma.
Students are permitted to participate in Commencement if they are close to completing their graduation requirements. For example, if a student 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 Statewide and online students who wish to participate in a Big Rapids campus ceremony will attend with their affiliated college.
Note: Ferris State University does not have a summer Commencement ceremony.