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2015 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 18, 2015

May Commencement
May 14, 2016

Baccalaureate Service

None

Friday, May 13, 8:00 pm

Fourth Presbyterian Church

126 E Chestnut Street, Chicago

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Commencement Ceremonies

Friday, December 18, 7:30 pm

Carlson Gymnasium
All undergraduate and graduate programs

Saturday, May 14, 10:00 am

Carlson Gymnasium
Traditional undergraduate programs

Saturday, May 14, 3:00 pm

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

Saturday, May 14, 7:00 pm

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

Wednesday, December 16

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

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

Wednesday, May 11 — Traditional Undergraduate

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

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

Wednesday, May 11 — Graduate, School of Adult Learning, RN-to-BSN Completion

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

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

Friday, May 13 — Seminary

Regalia Distribution and Rehearsal
10:00 am, Anderson Chapel

Saturday, May 14

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

You indicated on your Graduation Application your gown size information. This information remains confidential and is used solely for placing the order. The cap, gown, hood, tassel, honor cords (if applicable) and commencement tickets will be distributed at commencement rehearsal. All commencement regalia is yours to keep.