Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15
Countdown to Commencement Event

10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Springer Suites (lower level of the Rebecca Crown Library)

A special event for students attending the May 10 Commencement Ceremonies. Pick up your commencement tickets, your regalia, register for Candle & Rose (undergraduate students only), complete the Graduating Student Survey, have your portrait taken, order your class ring and announcements, register for prizes and much more!

If you are unable to attend the event, tickets will be available in the Office of Student Accounts, Lewis Hall 119 starting on Thursday, April 16.

Contact dugrad@dom.edu for more information

Tuesday, April 14
Senior Celebration of Academic Excellence

Social Hall, 5:30 p.m.
Undergraduate students and by invitation only.

Recognition dinner for outstanding seniors in each discipline/major, the Mulroy Award nominees for this year, seniors completing Degree with Distinction Projects and 2019 Lincoln Laureate.

Contact jboland@dom.edu for more information.

Wednesday, April 22
School of Education Student Teacher and Alternative Licensure Dinner & Celebration

Dinner at 5:00 p.m. with program at 6:00 p.m.
Noonan Reading Room 

A celebration dinner for undergraduate and graduate students this semester with their supervisors/cooperating teachers and guests.

Sunday, April 26 
School of Social Work Pinning Ceremony & Reception

Ceremony: 2:00–3:00 p.m., Lund Auditorium
Reception: 3:00–5:00 p.m., Dining Hall and Social Hall
Social Work graduate students and their guests.

Please contact (708) 524-6399 with questions.

Tuesday, April 28
School of Information Studies Graduation Dinner

5:30–7:30 p.m., Springer Suite
Spring and Summer SOIS graduates, encouraged to bring guests

Friday, May 1
Borra College of Health Sciences Graduation Reception

6:00–8:00 p.m., Parmer Atrium
Invitation only with an RSVP.

This is a reception for all Borra College of Health Sciences graduates and includes an award presentation of the 2020 Outstanding Student Awards in our programs.

For more information, contact Anne Gardner.

Tuesday, May 5
Athletic Department: Athletics Awards Night

6:00-6:45 p.m., Slate Lobby
7:00–8:15 p.m., Lund Auditorium

Dominican University’s department of athletics invites university faculty and staff to join them for a reception honoring Dominican University’s student-athletes. The reception will include refreshments and appetizers before leading into the Athletics Awards Night event.

Athletic Department: Athletics Awards Night
A special event honoring the accomplishments of Dominican University’s 13 athletic programs and its more than 200 student-athletes. Throughout the night, Dominican University’s department of athletics will hand out awards for its Senior Scholar Athlete, Male Athlete of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year, Freshman Athlete of the Year, Most Improved Athlete, Play of the Year and Performance of the Year. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For additional information, contact Carlos Carrillo at ccarrillo@dom.edu.

Wednesday, May 6
Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony

7:00 p.m., Lund Auditorium
All nursing graduating students and their family/friends are invited to attend.

The nursing pinning ceremony is a traditional rite of passage dating back to Florence Nightingale in 1860’s London. The nursing pin represents the school from which the graduate hails and is symbolic of the pledge taken to devote one’s life to the service of others. The nursing pin is presented to the nurse graduate by the faculty as a welcome into the profession. The ceremony is designed to provide an opportunity to give honor to the highly respected profession of nursing and the special kind of graduate it takes to fill the shoes of a registered nurse.

For additional information, contact ygonzalez@dom.edu.

Thursday, May 7
Champagne & Strawberries: The President’s Toast to the Class of 2020

4:45 p.m., Lund Auditorium Foyer
All graduating students are invited.

Join President Donna M. Carroll to celebrate your graduation and years shared together at Dominican University.

Register by Thursday, April 30 to eplana@dom.edu.

Thursday, May 7
Almost Alumni Reception

7:00–9:00 p.m., Mazzuchelli Social Hall
Undergraduate Seniors

The Office of Alumnae/i Relations invites you to a senior-only special evening of socializing with food, drinks, and music to celebrate this incredible four-year journey at Dominican. Free food will be provided to all in attendance, along with wine and beer for those of age with a government-issued I.D.

We also suggest you make a $20 gift to the Senior Class Gift to be entered into a drawing for the chance to win extra seats and Reserved seating at graduation, or tickets to the crosstown classic. 

To register, visit the Office of Alumnae/i Relations, email alumni@dom.edu, or call (708) 524-6286.

Friday May 8
College of Applied Social Sciences: Master of Conflict Resolution Pinning Ceremony

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Noonan Reading Room
All graduating MCR students

Friday, May 8
Brennan School of Business Graduation & Honors Reception

6:00–8:00 p.m., Parmer Hall Atrium
Graduating Brennan students and Beta Gamma Sigma inductees are invited to attend.

Graduating Brennan students are invited to attend this special event to celebrate their achievements and recognize their hard work during their journey with the Brennan School of Business. The event includes the induction of the newest members of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society and a special presentation of the Outstanding Students and Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Saturday, May 9
Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2020

6:00 p.m., Rosary Chapel

The Baccalaureate Mass is a moment of prayerful celebration for our graduates and an integral part of commencement exercises. Baccalaureate is a Roman Catholic celebration of the Eucharist and, as a community of many faiths, Dominican University welcomes all candidates and guests of all faiths to participate. 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.

All are invited and encouraged to attend. No tickets or reservations are required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The space is fully accessible and wheelchair seating will be given priority by the ushers.

Saturday, May 9
Candle and Rose Ceremony & Reception

Ceremony: 8:00 p.m., Quad
Reception: Immediately following the ceremony, Mazzuchelli Hall, Reception is a ticketed event.

If inclement weather and the ceremony is moved inside, there is limited guest seating available in the Lund Auditorium so each participating senior is asked to limit guests to two people in the Lund Auditorium. Additional guests can view the ceremony from live streaming venues on campus.

Please visit the information page for registration and additional information.

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