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WHEN:  Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9 am

WHERE:  Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center (MOCC), Grace College and Seminary, 610 Wooster Road, Winona Lake, IN  46590

WHAT:  Doors open at 8 am.  Only guests with tickets will be permitted entry to the MOCC.  You are strongly encouraged to arrive prior to 8:30 am for best seating.  Commencement is expected to last 2 to 2 1/2 hours and will be followed by a recessional where graduates will take pictures with friends and professors.  If you are planning a family luncheon with your graduate that includes local restaurant reservations, you may want to make your reservation at 12:30 pm at the earliest.

Guests with tickets can enter the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center (MOCC) on Commencement Saturday.  Graduates do not need tickets.  Only graduates can request tickets for their guests.  Graduates request tickets from February 2, 2018 through March 15, 2018.  Graduates may request 4 tickets and request to be placed on a waiting list for the potential of additional tickets.  All tickets will be distributed to graduates with their cap and gown at the end of March or in early April.  After this time, there will be no more tickets to distribute for Commencement.

Tickets allow entrance into the MOCC but do not guarantee a specific seat assignment.  All guests of any age, except children age 2 and younger, are expected to have a ticket for entry to the MOCC.  Tickets are free of charge.

Guests who arrive to campus without a ticket may watch the Commencement ceremony in our overflow location on-campus, Alpha Dining Commons.  Some light morning refreshments will be available there for guests as they watch Commencement on the indoor monitors.  Guests in this overflow space can re-connect with their graduates outside the MOCC after the Recessional as all the graduates spill out onto the lawn for pictures.

Still need additional tickets?  Encourage your graduate to utilize the Commencement Ticket Exchange Board on the Commencement Portal site for graduates or to network with fellow graduates via other social media sites.


Friday, May 11, 2018 from 7:00-8:30 pm, Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, Grace College and Seminary

This event requires a RSVP.  Click on the link above.  Come enjoy dessert with Dr. and Mrs. Katip as well as faculty from the various academic schools.  No tickets are required.



Friday, May 11, 2018 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., Westminster Hall, Grace College and Seminary

This event requires a RSVP.  Students and guests can enjoy dessert with faculty and staff from the various adult, professional, and online programs.  No tickets are required.  Invitations will be sent to these graduates to inform them of this celebration event and to give them an opportunity to RSVP.



Friday, May 11, 2018 from 12:00-1:30 pm, Westminster Hall, Grace College and Seminary

Seminary and Master of Arts in Ministry Studies students will be celebrated at this luncheon.  You are welcome to invite your spouse, parents, grandparents and your children who are over 12 years of age.  Close family friends may be included if family members are not able to attend.  If you plan to attend, please contact Jane Wallin at

Order Your 2018 Commencement Graduation Blu-ray/DVD - The cost is $25 up until the day of graduation and $30 after that day.  The Blu-ray/DVD will be mailed to you after July 1.  Pick up your order for in the Advancement Office (McClain Hall 212) or in the Alumni Engagement Office in the MOCC.  Cash or check payments should go to Collette Olson in McClain Hall 212.

Graduation Roses - Purchase flowers for your graduate from us.  Roses will be on sale the morning of Commencement in the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.  Roses will be $25 per dozen and $18 for a half dozen, while supplies last.

Photos - A professional photography from GradImages will be on site on Commencement Saturday to capture each graduate crossing the stage.  Each graduate will receive an email where they can view a proof of their photos and choose to order prints.

Here are helpful links from GradImages:

3 Benefits of GradImages' Pre-Registration: Pre-registration is beneficial

How Photo Proofs From Commencement Are Quickly Sent: Proofs will not be available immediately; it will take a few days.