Aerial view of North Park University campus with Chicago skyline.

About North Park University


We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments at Commencement. Details will be communicated via email.

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 15, 2023

Spring Commencement Convocation

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Commencement Procedures

Tickets: Each participating graduate will receive five (5) tickets. Due to space limitations, we are unable to provide more than 5 tickets. The tickets will be distributed along with the academic regalia prior to rehearsal. Guests with tickets will be admitted 45 minutes prior to the ceremony. Tickets will not be required for the last fifteen minutes prior to the ceremony, when, if space permits, ushers will seat guests without tickets.

Professional Photography: GradImages are the professional photographers who will take photos at Commencement. Since professional photographs will be available, family members and guests are encouraged to remain in their seats, relax and enjoy the ceremony. Here’s what’s included:

  • GradImages will take a candid photograph of you at your special moment of recognition.
  • You’ll receive a free proof of this photo via email within 5 to 7 days following the ceremony.
  • You may place orders at once your PIN number has been provided to you via email or your proofs are received through the mail.
  • Orders may also be placed by phone at (800) 261-2576 or 001-641-472-8000 (outside the United States and Canada), or by mail using the order card included with your mailed proofs.
  • Upon receipt of your order, you can expect photos to be mailed to you within 5 to 7 days.

Live Stream Video: For family members or friends who are unable to attend, a live stream of the ceremony will be available at

Parking: All campus parking lots will be open for distribution and rehearsal on May 10 and for Commencement on May 13. Please see the attached Campus Map for all parking lot locations.