Now - April 25
Pick up Commencement Announcements
GV Bookstore, Student Center
A packet of 25 commencement announcements (included in graduation fee) can be picked up from the GV Bookstore.

April 14 - April 25
Pick Up Academic Attire (Cap & Gown)
GV Bookstore, Student Center
Academic attire must be picked up by Friday, April 25. It will not be available at the hooding and baccalaureate ceremony on Saturday, April 26. Please be sure you have the correct color hood and tassel:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing majors - Apricot (darker yellow)
Bachelor of Arts degrees - White
All Masters of Science - Gold

April 15 and April 16 - attend one
Graduation Approval Form Signing Night
Drop by 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Rodholm Room, Humphrey Center
Access all necessary forms on the myView graduation page. All offices will be here to help you complete the graduation approval form. A non-refundable graduation fee, $100, covers cost of diploma, academic attire and commencement announcements. This fee applies to all BA, BSN, and MS graduates, whether or not attending Commencement ceremony. Transcripts and diplomas will not be released until all tuition charges and graduation fees are paid.
Deadline to submit completed forms to Registrar’s Office is April 18

Friday, April 25
Class of 2014 Celebration Picnic and Student Center Groundbreaking
Noon • Groundbreaking Ceremony • Outside of the Student Center
12:15 p.m. • Celebration Picnic • Grand Central Plaza
(Seniors are asked to go through the designated senior food line)
Join faculty, staff, local Des Moines dignitaries, donors and others as we celebrate breaking ground for the new Student Center.

Friday, April 25
Commencement Rehearsal
1:30 p.m. • Dave Sisam Arena • Johnson Wellness Center
Procedures will be explained. The photographer will discuss class and individual photos. If you are unable to attend, contact Faculty Marshal Dr. Paul Rider at 263-2917 or Refer to the BA & BSN Graduation Day Guide or the Master of Science Student Graduation Day Guide.

Friday, April 25
Nursing Pinning Ceremony
6:30 p.m. • St. John’s Lutheran Church • 600 6th Avenue, Des Moines

Saturday, April 26
Hooding and Baccalaureate Ceremony
10:30 a.m. • St. John’s Lutheran Church • 600 6th Avenue, Des Moines
Join us for a ceremony to give thanks to God for graduates’ wisdom and learning, and to send them into the world to make a difference by fulfilling their vocations. Graduates must line up at 10:00 a.m. in full academic attire.

Saturday, April 26
Senior Class Photograph
12:45 p.m. • Hy Vee Hall, Iowa Events Center • 730 Third Street, Des Moines
Graduates must arrive by 12:30 p.m. for the class photo.

Saturday, April 26
Commencement Ceremony
2:00 p.m. • Hy Vee Hall, Iowa Events Center • 730 Third Street, Des Moines
Graduates must line up by 1:00 p.m. in full academic attire. The ceremony includes addresses by a senior class speaker and commencement speaker, Dr. Brad Buck, Director, Iowa Department of Education, who will be presented with an honorary doctorate degree. Reserved seating is not available; doors open at 12:30 p.m. Friends and family unable to attend can stream the ceremony live at


For questions, contact Marsha at

Grand View University
1200 Grandview Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50316