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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 14, 2018

May Commencement
May 11, 2019

Baccalaureate Service
None
Friday, May 10 8:00 pm

Fourth Presbyterian Church

126 E Chestnut Street, Chicago

Commencement Ceremonies
Friday, December 14, 7:30 pm

Carlson Gymnasium
All undergraduate and graduate programs

Saturday, May 11, 10:00 am

Carlson Gymnasium

Traditional undergraduate programs

Saturday, May 11, 3:00 pm

Carlson Gymnasium

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

Saturday, May 11, 7:00 pm

Anderson Chapel

North Park Theological Seminary
More details

Cap, Gown, and Ticket Distribution; Rehearsals
Wednesday, December 12

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

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

Wednesday, May 8 — Traditional Undergraduate

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

Wednesday, May 8 — 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 10 — Seminary

Regalia Distribution and Rehearsal
9:30 am, Anderson Chapel

Saturday, May 11

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.

Watch Live

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

Students participating in the December 14, 2018 Commencement ceremony will receive their regalia and four tickets on December 12. Further details about the Distribution and Rehearsal events will be emailed closer to that date. The graduates keep all Commencement regalia.