Dominican holds one commencement ceremony each year to which we invite all prospective graduates to join the Dominican University community for the Spring Commencement Ceremony.
At this time, it is too soon to know if public health conditions will allow for large public gatherings in May. We will continue monitoring state and local guidelines in the coming months, and will post plans for in-person or alternative commencement ceremonies on the commencement web page as they become available.
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.