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When 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.

Updated Plans for the May 2020 Commencement

We are deeply committed to providing a meaningful commencement experience under these exceptional circumstances. Although we cannot be together in person on May 9, we are glad to offer a special online celebration on May 9, with remarks, special music, and the reading of the graduates’ names. And then on Dec. 12, 2020, all May 2020 graduates will be invited back to campus for their own in-person commencement ceremony with a full program of events.

Our Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be hosted online at 10 a.m CST, Saturday, May 9, 2020. The video will stream on both YouTube and Facebook. To access the YouTube link, please visit www.northpark.edu/live on Saturday morning. Follow the North Park Facebook page and turn on notifications if you wish to receive an alert when the video goes live. For a version with Closed Captioning, we recommend utilizing the YouTube link.

social media toolkit has been created so that you can engage with fellow North Parkers on social media in the coming days. For those of you hoping to host a viewing party, you might consider hosting a personal Zoom call with the broadcast on screen share so that you can be together with loved ones.

Commencement Calendar

December Commencement
December 11, 2020

May Commencement
May 9, 2020

Baccalaureate Service
Commencement Ceremonies
Friday, December 11, 7:30 pm

Carlson Gymnasium
All undergraduate and graduate programs

See Note Above
Wednesday, December 9

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

5:30–6:30 pm, Carlson Gymnasium

Commencement Ceremony Live Streaming

For family and friends 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.

Watch Live

Cap and Gown

Students participating in the May 9, 2020 Commencement ceremony will receive their regalia on Wednesday, May 6. Further details about the Distribution and Rehearsal events will be emailed closer to that date. The graduates keep all Commencement regalia.