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Graduation applications were due by November 21, 2023. Students who submit applications by the deadline will have access to graduation information on their Canvas dashboard. In February, if you do not see the Countdown to Commencement course in Canvas, email

The 2024 Undergraduate Commencement will be held at Noon on Sunday, May 5 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.

Please check your Countdown to Commencement Canvas course for details.


All guests, including babies and children, will need a ticket for entry. Graduates do not need a ticket. The number of tickets issued per graduate will be determined by the number of ceremony participants.

Commencement ticket pick up will begin on April 9 at the DUPAC box office. 

Students needing extra tickets are encouraged to speak with other participants to locate unused tickets. Any remaining tickets will be distributed via a Ticket Lottery. A QR code to the lottery sign up will be included with your tickets.


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 Countdown to Commencement course on Canvas, through which students can 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 4. 
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" assignment in your Countdown to Commencement Canvas course.


You will have an opportunity to pre-register with Grad Images to save 20% on the professional photos taken at the ceremony. Link will be available in the spring semester.

Rings and Graduation Announcements

Class rings and Graduation announcements will be available through Herff Jones.


Have a question? Please see the Commencement FAQ page.

Return to the Commencement home page