Updated May 6, 2021

Dear Graduate Student Class of 2021,

Outlined below are final details for the Graduate Class of 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 9 at 2:30pm.
Baccalaureate Mass: Thursday, May 6 at 6:30pm

You are invited to live stream the Baccalaureate Mass from Rosary Chapel. You can join in the Livestream via the Dominican Ministry YouTube Channel or Facebook.

As a community of many faiths, Dominican University welcomes all graduates and guests of all faiths to participate virtually. Together as a community of love and truth, we thank God for the blessings received in our education and ask for grace in the exciting journeys ahead.

Graduation Photo Opportunities On-Campus: May 7-14

You are welcome to take outdoor pictures anywhere on campus; there are four outdoor locations with a framed sign and balloons are identified as photo locations- Lewis Hall front doors, the Quad, Founder's Court and the Grotto. These outdoor locations will be identified from Friday, May 7 - Friday, May 14. Staged indoor locations will not be available.

You can to campus to take pictures outside, but families/guests should not enter buildings to take photos. COVID mitigation strategies are in place, so all persons while on campus must wear a mask, physical distance, and wash hands/use hand sanitizer frequently.

Virtual Commencement Ceremony: Sunday, May 9 at 2:30pm

The Graduate Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be presented via YouTube on Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm. You will receive a direct link to the ceremony on Saturday via text. You, your friends, and family can also view the Ceremony from the Commencement 2021 Ceremony webpage.

The ceremony will be presented online, so no participation is required from you or your families. To watch the ceremony, you will need an internet connection.

The program for the commencement ceremony is available here: 2021 Commencement Program.

We are very excited to celebrate you on Sunday, May 9th!

Sincerely, 
Norah Collins Pienta
Dean of Students