North Park is proud to celebrate the completion of studies with all our graduating students. Each May, the Seminary holds its own commencement and consecration service. December seminary graduates may choose to participate in the University Commencement Ceremony held at the conclusion of the fall semester, or may choose to delay participation until the Seminary Commencement in May.
Steps for Graduating Students
We recommend you apply for graduation two semesters before your anticipated graduation date to allow enough time for the graduation process, and for you to complete any outstanding graduation requirements. The final deadline for submitting your graduation application is the fourth week of the semester in which you anticipate graduating.
Your Graduation Application must be completed in its entirety and submitted to the records evaluator in Student Administrative Services, along with any course transfer, waiver, and substitution documentation if applicable.
All students are assessed a $150 graduation application fee when they turn in their graduation application. The graduation fee applied to every student, regardless of participation in the commencement ceremony. If your graduation plans change you must contact the records evaluator in Student Administrative Services.
Attend the graduation rehearsal on Friday, May 8, at 9:30 am in Anderson Chapel. Attendance is mandatory.
Spring 2020 Commencement
Spring Seminary Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 7:00 pm in Anderson Chapel, with a reception to follow in Hamming Hall. Robing will begin at 6:00 pm in Nyvall Hall, N-25. There are no tickets issued for Seminary Commencement. Please be aware of the limited space in Anderson Chapel when inviting family and friends.
Baccalaureate will be on Friday, May 8, at Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown Chicago (126 E Chestnut Street).
Graduates are also invited to a number of special events including a senior retreat at Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva and a graduation luncheon at noon on Friday, May 8. Details will be distributed via email.