Graduation & Commencement

2024 Commencement Weekend

Traducción Española

April 27 — 28, 2024

Our in-person commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. in the Ruth Gunden Gymnasium in the Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center, and will include all the graduates, faculty and staff.

  • Tickets are required. If you don’t have tickets, you can line the sidewalk into the Rec-Fitness Center (RFC) by 2:50 p.m. for the processional.
  • The Baccalaureate Celebration and Commencement Ceremony will be live-streamed for those unable to attend at

Weekend Schedule:

Saturday, April 27, 2024

10 a.m. Commencement Rehearsal
Graduates meet in the hallway by the Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall.
1 – 5 p.m. Academic Department Receptions
Various locations by department
Goshen College pop-up shop in the Music Center lobby
2 p.m. Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony*
7:30 p.m. Baccalaureate*
Music Center, Sauder Concert Hall
Join the Class of 2024 at this celebration of their Goshen College experience through music, dance, spoken word, pictures, art and more.
8:30 p.m. President’s Reception
Music Center Lobby and Courtyard
President Rebecca Stoltzfus and spouse Kevin Miller will greet graduates, families and friends at this reception immediately following the Baccalaureate Celebration. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend.

Sunday, April 28, 2024

11:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m. Commencement Brunch
Dining in the Union
Graduates, families and friends are invited to enjoy a special brunch prepared by AVI Fresh. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Goshen College Box Office or at the door. Student meal plans are still in effect.
2:40 p.m. Graduates line up for the processional
Hallway by Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall
3 p.m. 126th Annual Commencement Ceremony*
Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center (Tickets required)
ASL and Spanish translation available for the Commencement Ceremony. Translation headsets and assisted listening devices are available at the desk in the lobby.

* Events will be live-streamed at
Links are available on Spanish translation livestream for the Commencement Ceremony.

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