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Celebrate the Class of 2024 on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 2 p.m. in the Hogan Center, Art Smith Arena.

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests for a special weekend in which we celebrate your achievements with a traditional commencement ceremony. Doors open to the public at 1 p.m.; the ceremony begins promptly at 2 p.m.

Schedule of Events

Commencement Rehearsal (required)
Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m.
Hogan Center, Art Smith Arena

Graduating students are required to attend this event, which will include a walk-through of the commencement ceremony and graduate line-up.

Baccalaureate (optional)
Friday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m.
Andison Chapel

Graduates, friends, family and supporters are invited to attend this special service in the Chapel, honoring their upcoming commencement. After Baccalaureate, you can head to the Senior Celebration.

Senior Celebration (optional, registration required)
Friday, April 19 at 6 p.m.
Hogan Center, Cappaert Gym

Family and supporters are invited to celebrate the graduates the night before commencement! You’ll enjoy heavy appetizers, games, and photo-ops during this laid back, fun event.


Senior Brunch (optional)
Saturday, April 20
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hamilton Commons

Dining Services will offer a brunch for students and their guests on the morning of commencement. Students can use their meal plans to eat at the event. Additional guests can pay $10 at the entrance to attend.

Commencement Ceremony (required)
Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m.
Hogan Center, Art Smith Arena

Graduating students are required to line up promptly at 1:00 p.m. at the entrance of Stone Recreation Center to process into the event. Plans may change due to weather and/or campus construction; check this site for updates. Please arrive with cap, gown, hood, and any honor cords.


Once registered, students can then use their 6-digit student ID as a complimentary ticket code to share with up to six guests at their own discretion. Ticket reservations will be available starting March 1 and can be reserved until April 5 by visiting this link. Additional information regarding accessible seating will be requested after close of ticket sales.


The deadline to order caps and gowns will be coming soon. Please contact Chris Holt at holtcc@alma.edu if there are questions. Caps and Gowns are available to order from Jostens.

Graduating seniors are invited to acknowledge their academic achievements and participation in recognized leadership societies by wearing the following regalia — a stole, earned honor cords or pins and medallions— at commencement to showcase Alma’s commitment to diversity and leadership. Cords for academic honors will be available in the Registrar’s Office and stoles representing the cultural heritage or leadership societies will be distributed by respective offices within Student Affairs.

Graduate Photos

Graduating students can register for their professional commencement photos by visiting Grad Foto.


Commencement will be live-streamed on the Alma College YouTube channel and available to audiences on- and off-campus.

100 Day Home Stretch for Seniors

On January 11, we marked the last hundred days for our Alma College seniors before they cross the commencement stage in April. View the upcoming list of events that are designed to help you celebrate everything you’ve accomplished so far, prepare you for your next steps after graduation, and build ties to your alma mater as an official Alma College alumnus.


For questions related to commencement and senior events, contact: