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May 2014 Commencement

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

10:30 a.m. Undergraduate Ceremony
3 p.m. Graduate Ceremony

UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL

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Commencement Spring 2014 program.

Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients: At the undergraduate ceremony, Daniel J. Carey, President of Edgewood College, and Julieanna L. Richardson, Founder and Executive Director of the History Makers, will receive honorary degrees.  Ms. Richardson will deliver the Commencement Address.   At the graduate ceremony, the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall, of the United States District Court, and Preston Kendall, President of Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, will receive honorary degrees and speak. 

Commencement Video

Every Commencement ceremony is streamed live for those who cannot attend. The Spring 2014 undergraduate and graduate ceremonies will be streamed live at You can also view an archive of previous Commencement and Candle and Rose ceremonies.

Why isn't Commencement on campus?

Dominican University’s Commencement ceremony is a family celebration, so to ensure that our graduates are able to share this special day and their accomplishment with their families in attendance, the Spring 2014 Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 3, at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago. Regrettably, seating capacity for the Lund Auditorium and other campus locations can no longer adequately and comfortably accommodate our graduates, families, friends and faculty for this momentous occasion. The increased seating in the UIC Forum allows each graduate to receive additional tickets.  For the Undergraduate Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. students will receive six tickets for guests to attend and at the Graduate Ceremony at 3 p.m. graduates will receive 8 tickets for guests to attend.

The traditional pre-Commencement activities – the Baccalaureate Mass, Toast to the Class of 2014 (Strawberries and Champagne), and Candle and Rose – will remain on campus beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2, affording graduates important graduation-related campus moments and celebrations with family and friends.

UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
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Requirements to Participate

Please note the following:
All students must be approved by the Office of the Registrar to graduate. In addition, your student account must be paid in full in order to pick up your tickets, regalia and to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.  All graduates will be assessed a graduation fee of $50.  This does not include academic regalia.  If you are not participating in the Commencement Ceremony, you need only to pay the graduation fee.   More information >