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About North Park University


North Park University is following COVID-19 guidance from the CDC, Chicago and Cook County health departments. Updates and recommendations from these institutions may impact upcoming events. We will communicate via email any changes that may need to be imposed due to public health safety regulations.

Winter Commencement Convocation

Friday, December 17, 2021

Commencement Convocation Ceremony
7:30 pm, North Park Gymnasium

The ceremony will be streamed live on and on North Park’s YouTube page.

View the Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Regalia and Ticket Distribution
4:00–5:15 pm, Old Bookstore (in Carlson basement, below Viking Café)
Stop by anytime between 4:00 and 5:15 pm to collect your cap and gown and tickets, but first, stop by Viking Café to pick up your North Park University medallion and sign the class banner.

Commencement Rehearsal
5:30–6:30 pm, North Park Gymnasium

Frequently Asked Questions

How many guest tickets are available to each graduate?
Due to capacity limits, each participating graduate is limited to four tickets. No additional tickets can be made available.
For guests unable to attend in person, the Winter Commencement will be live-streamed at

Where should I park on Wednesday, December 15, and Friday, December 17?
All North Park parking lots are available as visitor parking on Wednesday, December 15 for regalia distribution and rehearsal, as well as on Friday, December 17 for the Winter Commencement. Please note that the Foster & Kedzie parking lot will be designated for those in need of accessible parking.

Campus Map

The Campus Gymnasium, located in Carlson Tower, can be found at #13 on the campus map.

How do I reserve accessible seating? 

Please reserve accessible seating by emailing

What if my plans change and I am no longer able to attend?
Please let us know by emailing

Spring Commencement Convocation

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Further details will be communicated via email when information becomes available. Please be sure to regularly check your North Park email.

Class of 2020