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Graduation 2017

Members of the graduating class of 2016

Members of the graduating class of 2016

The 2017 GTF graduation celebration begins with the day of convocation, held Thursday, May 4th, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a presidential address and breakfast.  The GTF day of convocation is a bringing together of our diverse student body in a celebration of each graduate’s academic achievements and professional contributions to the betterment of the world community.  It is an opportunity for students to gain an understanding and appreciation of each other’s interests, research and work, and to connect with other graduates, GTF faculty and administrators.  Most importantly, it is a day for our graduates to be recognized and honored for their involvement in and commitment to ministry and social service.  A full schedule for the Day of Convocation can be viewed here

From 4:00-5:00 there will be an Open House hosted at the Dodge House, administrative offices of the GTF.  All students and their families and friends are welcome to stop by to see the building and chat with staff.  At 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4th, every student is expected to attend the Runcie lecture, to be held at The Century Center’s Recital Hall, 120 S. St. Joseph St., South Bend, Indiana.  The Runcie Lecturer this year will be the Rev. Dr. Hugh Page,  Dean of the First Year of Studies and Associate Professor of Theology and Africana Studies, University of Notre Dame, Fellow and The Benjamin E. Mays Professor of Scripture and Applied Ministries at the Graduate Theological Foundation.

The graduation ceremony begins at 10:30 on Friday, May 5th, in the Century Center’s Discovery Ballroom. Dr. Omar Shahin, Fellow, Ibn Taymiyya Professor of Islamic Law and Dean of the Islamic Studies program will deliver the graduation address.  There is a luncheon scheduled immediately after the graduation ceremony for attendees and their guests.

For more details about the 2017 Convocation and Graduation, please visit this link.

Deadlines to Remember

February 1 – fulfill all academic requirements

March 1 – fulfill all financial requirements

April 1 – submit student presentation for the Day of Convocation


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