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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.

Commencement Calendar

December Commencement
December 11, 2020

May Commencement
May 9, 2020

Baccalaureate Service
Friday, May 8, 8:00 pm

Fourth Presbyterian Church

126 E Chestnut Street, Chicago

Commencement Ceremonies
Friday, December 11, 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 9

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

5:30–6:30 pm, Carlson Gymnasium

Wednesday, May 6 — Traditional Undergraduate

Regalia and Ticket Distribution
2:00–3:15 pm, Hamming Hall
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
5:30–6:30 pm, Carlson Gymnasium

Friday, May 8 — Seminary

Regalia Distribution and Rehearsal
9:30 am, Anderson Chapel

Saturday, May 9

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 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.