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Commencement

Graduate receiving diplomaWhen it comes time to get ready for Commencement, here is the information you need to make the most of the occasion. North Park University holds graduation ceremonies in both December (end of Fall Semester) and May (end of Spring Semester) each year. Along with a graduation events calendar, below you'll find information on regalia, class rings, tickets for commencement, and ceremony live-streaming.

Commencement Calendar

December Commencement
December 16, 2016

May Commencement
May 13, 2017

Baccalaureate Service

None

Friday, May 12, 8:00 pm

Fourth Presbyterian Church

126 E Chestnut Street, Chicago

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Commencement Ceremonies

Friday, December 16, 7:30 pm

Carlson Gymnasium
All undergraduate and graduate programs

Saturday, May 13, 10:00 am

Carlson Gymnasium
Traditional undergraduate programs

Saturday, May 13, 3:00 pm

Carlson Gymnasium
All graduate programs, School of Professional Studies, and School of Nursing RN-to-BSN degree-completion

Saturday, May 13, 7:00 pm

Anderson Chapel
North Park Theological Seminary
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Cap, Gown, and Ticket Distribution; Rehearsals

Wednesday, December 14

Regalia and Ticket Distribution
4:00–5:15 pm, Hamming Hall

Rehearsal
5:30–6:30 pm, Carlson Gymnasium

Wednesday, May 10 — Traditional Undergraduate

Regalia and Ticket Distribution
2:00–3:15 pm, Hamming Hall

Rehearsal
3:30–4:30 pm, Carlson Gymnasium

Wednesday, May 10 — Graduate, School of Professional Studies, RN-to-BSN Completion

Regalia and Ticket Distribution
4:00–5:15 pm, Hamming Hall

Rehearsal
5:30–6:30 pm, Carlson Gymnasium

Friday, May 12 — Seminary

Regalia Distribution and Rehearsal
9:30 am, Anderson Chapel

Saturday, May 13

Robing
6:00 pm, Nyvall Hall, N-25

Commencement Ceremony Live Streaming

For individuals who wish to participate in the Commencement ceremony virtually, a live-streaming video will be available at www.northpark.edu/live. Tune in to watch your graduates walk across the stage and join the social chat to share your comments and congratulations.

Eligibility

Students completing degree requirements in December have the option to participate in the December ceremony or the following May. Students completing degree requirements in August have the option to participate in that December's ceremony or the following May.  

Cap and Gown

Students participating in the December 16, 2016 Commencement ceremony will receive their regalia and tickets on Wednesday, December 14 (please see the December Commencement schedule above). Further details about the Distribution and Rehearsal events will be emailed to the graduates' North Park email address. The graduates keep all Commencement regalia.