Seminary Graduation

North Park is proud to celebrate the completion of studies with all our graduating students, which may happen in December or May. December Seminary graduates may choose to participate in the combined undergraduate, graduate, and Seminary commencement ceremony held at the conclusion of the fall semester, or may choose to delay participation in a graduation service until the end of the spring semester. Each May, the Seminary holds a special commencement and consecration service to celebrate with graduates and send them off onto the next phase of life and ministry.

Spring 2014 Commencement

Spring Seminary Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 10, at 7:00 pm in Anderson Chapel, with a reception to follow in Hamming Hall. Robing will begin at 6:00 pm in Nyvall Hall, N-25.

Along with the May 10 ceremony, graduates are invited to a number of special events leading up to commencement:

  • The Senior Retreat will be held at Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva, March 28–29. Graduates and their families, faculty, and staff are welcome.
  • The dessert social with ECC President Gary Walter will be announced at a later date, scheduled for late April or early May.
  • Gown distribution and graduation rehearsal will be held on Friday, May 9, at 9:30 am in Anderson Chapel. Attendance is mandatory.
  • The Graduation Lunch will take place at noon on Friday, May 9, at North Park Covenant Church. You may bring one guest.
  • University Baccalaureate will be on Friday, May 9.

There are no tickets issued for Seminary Commencement. Please be aware of the limited space in Anderson Chapel when inviting family and friends.

Steps for Graduating Students

Students who will be graduating at the conclusion of the current semester should take note of these particular instructions and dates.

  • Submit your graduation gown measurements, engraving information, and nominations for senior reflection speakers by February 21, 2014, using the graduation information form.
  • Return the Graduation Clearance Sheet to Seminary Academic Services by May 2.
  • Gown distribution and graduation rehearsal will be held on Friday, May 9, at 9:30 am in Anderson Chapel. Attendance is mandatory.
  • Degree-seeking students must confirm with Seminary Student Services that all required testing is complete. If you plan on serving in the Evangelical Covenant Church, you must also participate in the Call to Ministry process. Contact the Office of the Seminary Dean for more details.
  • Submit a graduation application for your degree program or certificate program to Seminary Academic Services. Applications for May 2014 graduation were due on October 11, 2013. Applications for December 2014 graduation are due on March 7, 2014.
  • Please note that the graduation fee will appear on your bill in the semester that you are graduating, regardless of your participation in the commencement ceremony.
NPTS Graduation