What is Grad Fest? Grad Fest is a celebratory event for graduates participating in our commencement ceremony. Graduates get everything they need for commencement, in one day and one location. In the past, different departments around campus have hosted tables that day to provide graduates with information about the commencement ceremony and other information regarding their graduation and future. To get your department involved and for more information, please contact Erin Cisler at x3931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.