May 12, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MAY 12, 2023

Plan to join us on May 12, as we celebrate the class of 2023.

The auditorium doors will be opened at 9 a.m., and guests in the auditorium are asked to be seated by 9:55.

Commencement information

Graduates will receive their tickets for seating in the B.J. Haan Auditorium for Commencement at rehearsal on Monday, May 8. Please contact the Registrar's Office (712-722-6036) if handicap-accessible seating is needed in the auditorium. Overflow seating will be available for friends and family who do not have a ticket in the De Witt Gymnasium. The overflow seating will have live video broadcast of the Commencement ceremony, and programs will be available.

As a memento of this important occasion, the Alumni Office arranges for graduates to be photographed by a photographer as they receive their diplomas. A digital version of the photo will be emailed to the graduate following Commencement.

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're looking for a graduation gift, stop by the Campus Store to check out their wide selection. Campus Store hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each weekday and if you need help or have questions please contact them at 712-722-6420.


The Alumni Association hosts graduates and their families and friends at a luncheon reception in the Recreation Center immediately following the Commencement ceremony.

A picture of campus behind yellow prairie flowers