More than 1,000 to graduate at December commencement

A NEW JOURNEY BEGINS: A Ferris State University graduate is given a token of achievement during the 2014 fall commencement ceremony. The 2015 fall commencement will be held on Saturday. (Pioneer file photo)

A NEW JOURNEY BEGINS: A Ferris State University graduate is given a token of achievement during the 2014 fall commencement ceremony. The 2015 fall commencement will be held on Saturday. (Pioneer file photo)

BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State University is set to host commencement ceremonies for more than 1,000 students at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19.

Of the students who will graduate in fall 2015, approximately 660 will participate in the two ceremonies hosted in Jim Wink Arena in the Ewigleben Sports Complex on the Big Rapids campus. This fall’s commencement speaker is Phil Middleton, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and a past recipient of Ferris’ Distinguished Teacher Award.

Doors open at 9 a.m. for the 10 a.m. ceremony. The morning ceremony honors graduates from the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Services, and Engineering Technology. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for the 1:30 p.m. ceremony. The afternoon session highlights graduates of the colleges of Business and Health Professions.

The Doctorate in Community College Leadership, Kendall College of Art and Design, Michigan College of Optometry and College of Pharmacy will host commencement ceremonies in May.

All students who plan to participate in this fall’s commencement may request up to seven e-tickets. E-Tickets are required for all commencement ceremonies, with exceptions for children 2 years old and younger. No extra tickets are distributed by the Commencement Office or individual college commencement coordinators.

Lost tickets will not be replaced.

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