2020 Calendar of Formal Graduation Events

April 20

Final tuition payment, outstanding fees or fines are due.


June 14

Graduation Practice

8:15-10:30 a.m. | Holland Performing Arts Center – 1200 Douglas St.
All seniors are required to attend practice and must arrive promptly at 8:15 a.m.  Practice will NOT begin until all seniors are present and seated.  Practice lasts approximately two hours.  Seniors should enter the stage doors on Dodge Street for practice.  Seniors should not wear caps and gowns, but may wish to bring their dress shoes for practice.  Parking is available on the streets around the Holland Performing Arts Center.

Graduation Preparation

1:15 p.m., Holland Performing Arts Center – 1200 Douglas St.
Seniors should arrive no later than 1:15 p.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center in their caps, gowns and the Marian blue and white tassel and be in dressy attire. Seniors should not bring purses or valuables (cameras, purses, etc.) as there is no secure place to lock them during the ceremony. Seniors will line up at 1:30 p.m.

Graduation Commencement Exercises

2 p.m. | Holland Performing Arts Center – 1200 Douglas St.
Graduation Commencement Exercises begin at 2 p.m. The exercises will last about one hour. Immediately following the ceremony, graduates will have the opportunity to take photos with family and friends up to 30 minutes after the ceremony in the lobby of the Holland Performing Arts Center. Graduates must return their gowns to the designated area before leaving.

Admission to the Commencement Exercises is by Ticket Only. Each senior will receive six (6) tickets for Orchestra/Orchestra Circle seating and an additional five (5) tickets for First/Second Tier seating. Seating is determined by a random lottery. Seniors needing more tickets are encouraged to contact other seniors in their class who need fewer. Children under 5 years old do not need a ticket, however they must sit on an adult’s lap.

We will be live-streaming graduation.  The webcast link to share with family and friends is:  Mr. Video will also be selling digital HD downloads for $20.  Your daughter will receive more information on this at a later date.

Note: Journalism students and Marian staff will be attempting to photograph every student at graduation events. Please respect the reserved space in front of the stage at the Holland Performing Arts Center for that purpose. The photos will be available after graduation at  Parents and students may save and download the photos from this site, and choose to print them at their own expense. The graduates keep their mortarboard caps and tassels. Families and guests, please remain seated until all the graduates have processed out.