GRADUATION vs. COMMENCEMENT

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. 

 

DEADLINES FOR GRADUATION APPLICATIONS

TERM APPLICATION DUE DATE CONFERRAL DATE
FALL September 3, 2021 January 8, 2022
SPRING January 14, 2022 May 8, 2022
SUMMER May 6, 2022 August 27, 2022

 

 

2021 - 2022 GRADUATION APPLICATIONS

The application process for the 2021 - 2022 Academic year is now open.

When completing the form, you will be required to choose the term in which you plan to complete degree requirements.

Please make sure you are logged into myDU before you complete and submit the application.

UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATION APPLICATION   (Bachelor Degrees)

                       

GRADUATE STUDENT GRADUATION APPLICATION (Master Degrees and PhD)

 

NUTRITION CERTIFICATE APPLICATION

 

COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION

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

  • Participation in a Commencement ceremony does not represent satisfactory completion of all degree requirements. Students do not receive an official diploma or have access to their official transcript signifying graduation, until all course requirements have been fulfilled.
  • A student may participate in only one Commencement ceremony and his or her name will appear only in the printed program for that ceremony, even if the degree is completed and conferred at a later date.
  • Students participating in a Commencement ceremony before all degree requirements have been met will not be recognized for Latin honors during that ceremony.
  • This policy governs academic conditions for participating in commencement ceremonies. Other conditions—including, for example, student accounts—may also apply.

Undergraduate Students Only!

 
If you are an UNDERGRADUATE planning to graduate soon, please click here for more information.
 
 
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Graduate Students Only!

 
If you are a GRADUATE student planning to graduate soon, please click here for more information.