Commencement Ceremonies at Mott Community College in Flint
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Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Ferris State University! We invite you to participate in the Spring 2015 Commencement ceremony honoring your achievements and the successful completion of degree requirements.

You may attend the ceremony at Big Rapids on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9, 2015, or you may choose to attend the ceremony in Flint instead of the Big Rapids ceremony.

The event in Flint takes place in conjunction with Mott Community College. This year the event will be on:

Saturday, May 2, 2015
2:00 p.m.

Perani Sports Arena
3501 Lapeer Rd.
Flint, Michigan

Candidates who plan to attend the ceremony in Flint, must contact the Flint office no later than March 27, 2015 so that we are prepared for your attendance!

Out of respect for both Mott and Ferris graduates, candidates must stay for the entire graduation ceremony. Please plan on arriving no later than 1:30 p.m., and staying until the ceremony has completed – most likely by 4:00 p.m.

Seating in the arena is not reserved. All seats are available on a first-come basis to families and guests of candidates. Please advise your guests to arrive early. No admission tickets are needed. A map to the Perani Sports Arena is available from GoogleMaps.

Graduation Reception
We know this is an exciting event in your life, and one you want to share! In addition to the Graduation ceremony itself, we also provide a smaller more intimate reception for our graduates. This will provide you an opportunity to celebrate with your fellow graduates, instructors, and staff. Our Flint reception will be Friday May 1, 2015, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Gateway. Hors d'oeuvres will be available, as well as cash bar. Please RSVP for this event by calling the Flint office so that we may plan accordingly.

Caps and Gowns
All candidates walking in the ceremonies must wear the traditional regalia (cap, gown, and tassel). Regalia may be purchased from the Ferris Bookstore in Big Rapids starting Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Note: After April 17, 2015 gown sizes may be limited, so please try to purchase your cap and gown early. More information regarding ordering your caps, gowns and announcements is available on the commencement website.

Regalia may be purchased at Ferris’ Graduation Fair on Tuesday, March 22, 2015 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm in the University Center in Big Rapids.

Your diploma will mailed to you approximately six (6) weeks after the completion of your degree requirements. You will receive a confirmation email sent to your email address from Ferris Diploma Status the day the diploma is mailed.

Graduation Announcements
Standard graduation announcements may be purchased at the Ferris State University Bookstore in person or by calling (231) 591-2607. Personalized announcements may be ordered by visiting Balfour at If you have a question on the name of the degree or how it should be listed on an announcement please contact your college's commencement coordinator.

Additional Commencement information is available at


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