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Commencement

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.

Commencement Calendar

December Commencement
December 13, 2019

May Commencement
May 9, 2020

Baccalaureate Service
None
Friday, May 8, 8:00 pm

Fourth Presbyterian Church

126 E Chestnut Street, Chicago

Commencement Ceremonies
Friday, December 13, 7:30 pm

Carlson Gymnasium
All undergraduate and graduate programs

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 am

Carlson Gymnasium

Traditional undergraduate programs

Saturday, May 9, 3:00 pm

Carlson Gymnasium

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

Saturday, May 9, 7:00 pm

Anderson Chapel

North Park Theological Seminary
More details

Cap, Gown, and Ticket Distribution; Rehearsals
Wednesday, December 11

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

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

Wednesday, May 6 — Traditional Undergraduate

Regalia and Ticket Distribution
2:00–3:15 pm, Hamming Hall
Rehearsal
3:30–4:30 pm, Carlson Gymnasium

Wednesday, May 6 — 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 8 — Seminary

Regalia Distribution and Rehearsal
9:30 am, Anderson Chapel

Saturday, May 9

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

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 December 13, 2019 Commencement ceremony will receive their regalia and four tickets on December 11. Further details about the Distribution and Rehearsal events will be emailed closer to that date. The graduates keep all Commencement regalia.