11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Friday, May 8, 2020


You can view commencement live via our Commencement Webcast. A high-speed broadband internet connection is required for the video webcast.


MAY 8, 2020, AT 11 A.M. (via live stream)

Dordt’s virtual commencement will take place on Friday, May 8, at 11 a.m. CDT. Our goal is to provide students and families with a meaningful experience that honors students’ achievements as graduates, even if we cannot hold an in-person event.

One of the highlights for many graduates is a chance to get a picture with President Hoekstra. President Hoekstra has offered to the class of 2020 that, “if you’re going to be back on campus yet this semester, or this summer, or anytime in the next few years—and you’d like a picture with me, I’ll suit up in my robe, we’ll have a robe available for you too—and we’ll get a picture together.” To set up a time for a photo, students may email

We are also planning a graduation celebration during Defender Days on October 16-17. This class of 2020 celebration will be an opportunity for classmates to reunite on campus and celebrate with the broader Defender Nation. There will be multiple opportunities throughout Defender Days for the class of 2020 to be honored, to reconnect with faculty, and to experience chapel. We will also recognize graduates and their parents at our annual President's Brunch on Saturday morning. The festivities will culminate with a year 0 reunion on Saturday evening for the class of 2020.

The Dordt Campus Store sells diploma frames, which you can order at If you'd like to save on shipping costs, you can select "In-Store Pickup" at checkout and you will be able to pick up your frame at the Campus Store when you arrive. Frames are also available for purchase in the Campus Store. If you have questions on diploma frames, please contact the Campus Store at 712-722-6420 or Lora DeVries at 712-722-6422.