Fall classroom listings are tentative, and should not be considered final until August 27.
Graduation is the official conferral/awarding of degrees earned. Dominican confers degrees five times each year. For actual conferral dates see the academic calendar.
Commencement celebrates the completion of degree programs. Dominican holds only one commencement in spring to which students from all five dates are invited to participate. For more information see the commencement page.
Graduation Applications are submitted prior to your final semester to determine eligibility for degree conferral. These applications should not be confused with commencement participation.
Applications for Summer will open February 9th through May 3rd, 2021.
Students who apply for summer graduation will be invited to participate in a May commencement.
UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATION APPLICATION (Bachelor Degrees)
GRADUATE STUDENT GRADUATION APPLICATION (Master Degrees and PhD)
NUTRITION CERTIFICATE APPLICATION
The application process for Fall 2021 will open May 1, 2021.
The application process for Spring degree conferral has closed.
Dominican holds one commencement ceremony each year to which we invite all prospective Spring and Summer graduates to join the Dominican University community for the Spring Commencement Ceremony.
Dominican University has been closely monitoring COVID-19 restrictions and the State of Illinois Reopening Plan as we prepare for the May 2021 Commencement Ceremonies.
We have made a decision to host a virtual Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 9 to celebrate your accomplishments and honor the tradition of the Commencement Ceremony. Information is available HERE.
Academic Policy Regarding Participation in a Commencement Ceremony