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Seminary Graduation

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

Submit a graduation application for your degree program or certificate program using buttons below. Applications for May 2019 and December 2019 graduation are due October 8th. December 2018 graduation applications are past due. Dual-degree students apply for graduation only through the Seminary. However, students are expected to participate in both the Seminary Commencement Ceremony and the Graduate Commencement Ceremony with North Park University.

Apply for Graduation

Apply for Certificate Completion

Once you apply for graduation, the $150 application fee will be charged to your student account within a few days. This fee is charged regardless of your participation in the commencement ceremony. Students will be assessed a $200 late graduation application fee if their application is turned in after the 4th week of the semester in which they are graduating.

Return the Graduation Clearance Sheet to
Seminary Academic Services by May 3, 2019. 

Grad Clearance Sheet

Attend the graduation rehearsal on Friday, May 10, at 9:30 am in Anderson Chapel. Attendance is mandatory.

Students who intend to serve the Evangelical Covenant Church must also participate in the Call to Ministry process. This process should begin the fall semester before you graduate when you will need to enroll in FLDC 7219 Mission & Ministerial Identity. 

Call to Ministry

Spring 2018 Commencement

Spring Seminary Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, 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 10, 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 10 at North Park Covenant Church. Details will be distributed via email.