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 Spring 2017 Commencement

Week of January 16 - Ongoing

All eligible participants will receive an email with their own personal link to the On-Line Commencement Participation Form from their School.

Please review the Graduation Information on the Registrar's Office MyDU Page for additional details and dates.
The graduation application is not the same as the On-Line Commencement Participation Form for the Commencement Ceremony.  

  • Students eligible to participate in Dominican's Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 7, 2017 include those who will have successfully completed all of their degree coursework by December 2016, or May 2017 or August 2017
  • If your degree requirements are expected to be completed at the end of Summer 2017 term and you want to participate in the Spring 2017 May 7 Ceremony, you must complete your Graduation Application by Friday, March 3. 
Friday, March 3

On-Line Commencement Participation Forms Due

When you complete the form, you will also be ordering your commencement tickets and regalia (cap/gown) for the ceremony.

  • Late Commencement Participation Forms will be accepted until Friday, April 7,  if you have a Graduation Application on file with the Registrar's Office.   Students who complete their forms after Friday, March 3 will have their student account charged the $25 late fee and may only receive 2 tickets to the ceremony.
  • Summer Term 2017 Graduation Applicants Only - Since the Graduation Application requesting to participate in the Sunday, May 7 Ceremony is also Friday, March 3, you will have until Friday, March 17 to complete your On-Line Commencement Participation Form without the late fee charge.  Forms completed after Friday, March 17 will have their student account charged the $25 late fee. 
Monday, April 10 &
Tuesday, April 11

Countdown to Commencement Event - Springer Suites 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(Lower Level, Rebecca Crown Library)
Pick up your commencement tickets, regalia, and confirm your reader card information, plus much more!  Grad Images will be taking portraits (regalia will be available for pictures) and Jostens will be taking ring and announcement orders.

Don’t miss this great event and enter for a chance to win great prizes!

Wednesday, April 13 - Friday, May 5

Students can continue to pick up graduation tickets and regalia.
If you are unable to pick up during this timeframe, contact to make arrangements. 
See Ticket Information and Regalia Information for hours and additional information.

Saturday, May 6



Baccalaureate Mass
6:00 pm Lund Auditorium, Dominican University
Everyone is welcomed.

Candle and Rose Ceremony
8:00 p.m. (at dusk)  – Quadrangular
Reception follows for guests with tickets
Mazzuchelli Hall
(Undergraduate students only – reservations required)

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Schedule for the day:

Commencement Ceremonies at the UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago

10:30 a.m. Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Timeline

  • 9:30 a.m. Graduates begin to assemble for procession in the 2nd Fl. meeting rooms at the UIC Forum.
  • 9:30 a.m. Doors open for guest seating
  • 10:15 a.m Procession begins
  • The ceremony is between 2 - 2.5 hours.

3: 00 p.m. Graduate Commencement Ceremony Timeline  

  • 2:00 p.m. Graduates begin to assemble for procession in the 2nd Fl. meeting rooms at the UIC Forum.
  • 2:00 p.m. Doors open for guest seating.
  • 2:45 p.m. Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • The ceremony is between 90 minutes - 2 hours.

The Commencement Ceremonies will be streamed live – please go to: