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 7, at 9:30 am in Anderson Chapel. Attendance is mandatory.
Spring 2021 Commencement
A fully online Commencement ceremony will be held for Spring 2021 graduates, the date and time are TBD.
- Please save the dates of May 7 and 8, 2021 for an in-person diploma ceremony (not a full commencement).
- Please stay alert for e-mail updates! We will communicate plans as they develop. Because plans could shift at any time, it is important that you are checking your North Park email regularly.
- City of Chicago COVID-19 guidelines are subject to change and may force us to change or even cancel the in-person diploma ceremony.
- A virtual ceremony video will air at a later date.