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The 2023 Undergraduate Commencement will be held at Noon on Sunday, May 7 at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont, Illinois. 

To view the event online, visit the livestream page (to be posted closer to the date)

All students who have submitted a graduation application for fall, spring or summer are invited to participate in May commencement.

Participants: You must wear regalia (gown, hat, tassel) to participate in Commencement and Candle & Rose ceremonies.

Order deadline has been extended to April 1 (ship to home only). Beginning Monday, April 10, the Stepan Bookstore will have a limited supply of regalia for students who missed the deadline.


Each undergraduate student participating in Commencement will receive six (6) guest tickets to the ceremony on May 7 at noon. All guests, including babies and children, will need a ticket for entry. Graduates do not need a ticket. 

Commencement ticket pick up will begin on Tuesday, April 11, at the DUPAC Box Office located in the Fine Arts Building. The box office is open Tuesday–Friday, Noon–6:00 p.m. Saturday hours are available April 22 and 29. Contact the box office at or (708) 488-5000. 

Students needing extra tickets are encouraged to speak with other participants to locate unused tickets. If available, leftover tickets will be distributed by lottery on April 27. Lottery registration will be posted in the Canvas course on April 10. Enter your name online by 11:59 p.m. on April 26 to be in the drawing.


Seating is general admission and doors open one hour before the ceremony start time. Guests in need of special services (wheelchair seating, sign language interpretation etc) can be accommodated. Closer to the date, there will a survey (quiz) in the Commencement course on Canvas through which students should provide information to help us plan for special services.

Baby strollers are not allowed in the theater.


Each Undergraduate student participating in Commencement will also receive one (1) parking pass for the Rosemont Theatre parking lot. Only parking pass holders will be able to park in this lot. This parking pass may be given to a guest. Please carefully consider who should use this guaranteed, free parking spot at the venue. Carpooling is recommended. 

Ample paid parking is available in garages around the Rosemont area. A map of the area is located on the Rosemont Theatre’s website. Please note the parking fee information on Rosemont’s web page is for concerts and not valid for Dominican’s private event. Allow extra time for walking to the Theatre. 

Cars parked in the Rosemont Theatre lot must be moved when the ceremony is over to accommodate attendees for the Graduate ceremony later in the day.

Candle and Rose

The beloved Dominican tradition, takes place on campus, Saturday, May 6. For more information.

Visit the Senior Class Gift site for information about raffle prizes, t-shirts and how to contribute.

Regalia Information

Visit the "Order Your Regalia" page


Pre-register with Grad Images to save 20% on the professional photos taken at the ceremony

Rings and Graduation Announcements

Class rings and Graduation announcements are available through Herff Jones.

Graduation applications are closed. Students who submitted applications before the deadline have access to graduation information on their Canvas dashboard. If you do not see the Navigating the Graduation Process course in Canvas, email


Have a question? Please see the Commencement FAQ page.

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