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. 

 

SUMMER GRADUATION APPLICATIONS OPEN

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

 

 

FALL 2021 GRADUATION APPLICATIONS

The application process for Fall 2021 will open May 1, 2021.

 

SPRING GRADUATION APPLICATION SUBMISSION CLOSED

The application process for Spring degree conferral has closed.

 

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.