Sunday, May 5, 2019
UIC Dorin Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago

Undergraduate Ceremony, 10:30 a.m
Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

Michelle Agins
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times photographer and alumna of Dominican University

Honorary Degree Recipient

Stuart Strahl
President and CEO of Chicago Zoological Society

Graduate Ceremony, 3:00 p.m.
Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

Kevin Ryan
President and CEO of Covenant House


Requirements to Participate

Students eligible to participate in Dominican's Commencement on Sunday, May 5, 2019 included those who will have successfully completed all of their coursework by

  • December 2018 or
  • May 2019 or
  • August 2019

All students must complete the graduation application and be approved by the Office of the Registrar to graduate.

Additionally, 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 are assessed a graduation fee of $75. The fee does not include the cost of your academic regalia. Payment for your regalia is made when you place your online order or if a late order, payment is due directly to the Stepan Bookstore at the time of pick-up.

If you are not participating in the Commencement Ceremony, you need only to pay the graduation fee.

Commencement Live Video Stream

The Candle & Rose and Commencement ceremony and the Commencement ceremonies are streamed live for those who cannot attend. Visit on the day of the event to view the livestream.

If you have any questions, please email

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