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    Below are the dates and locations of upcoming graduation ceremonies, and the term eligibility chart for the most current ceremony. More ceremony dates will be posted as they are scheduled. Students are eligible to walk in the graduation ceremony if they have completed all graduation requirements prior to the ceremony date. Students should contact Education Advising to review their remaining credits and requirements in order to determine their degree completion date. Online students can reach Education Advising at 866.522.7747. Ground campus and Learning Center students should contact their Academic team for assistance.

    Review the Term Eligibility table below for a list of eligible terms for the upcoming ceremony. Previous term graduates are welcome to attend one of the upcoming ceremonies. Graduates who are interested in attending a ceremony should complete the participation form by the specified deadline. A form is only required for those who wish to attend a ceremony.

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    June 05, 2015

    2015 Graduation, June 5–6

    Arie Crown Theater
    2301 South Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60616
    Ticket limit: 5 guest tickets per graduate


    Master’s Level Ceremony: Friday, June 5, 2015
    Time: 7:00 pm CT


    Undergraduate Ceremony: Saturday, June 6, 2015

    Ceremony 1—For graduates in the Schools of Business and Technology and Health Sciences
    Time: 9:30 am CT

    School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony: Saturday, June 6, (Room 450a, Lakeside Center, Level 4)
    Time: 10:00 -11:00 am CT

    Ceremony 2—For graduates in the Schools of Nursing and Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Time: 1:30 pm CT


    NOTE: A  full list of degrees within each school can be accessed on the Cap and Gown page of the Graduation Center. 


    Registration for this ceremony is closed and we are no longer accepting new applicants.


    Details for the next ceremony for online graduates will be posted on this page once it is scheduled. Click here for a list of available campus ceremony dates and locations.


    Click here for the Graduation Event Guide which contains important ceremony details and information for graduation weekend.


    Click here for the full weekend schedule and ceremony details.


  • Term Eligibility for June 5-6, 2015, Ceremony*

    Term  Start End
    1403C 6/11/2014 8/19/2014
    1403D 6/18/2014 7/29/2014
    1403B 7/2/2014 9/9/2014
    1403A 7/30/2014 10/7/2014
    1405D 8/6/2014 9/16/2014
    1404C 8/27/2014 11/4/2014
    1406D 9/17/2014 10/28/2014
    1404B 9/17/2014 11/25/2014
    1404A 10/15/2014 12/23/2014
    1407D 11/5/2014 12/16/2014
    1405C 11/12/2014 1/27/2015
    1405B 12/3/2014 2/17/2015
    1408D 12/17/2014 2/3/2015
    1501A 1/7/2015 3/17/2015
    1501C 2/4/2015 4/14/2015
    1501D 2/11/2015 3/24/2015
    1501B 2/25/2015 5/5/2015
    1502D 3/25/2015 5/5/2015
    1502A 3/25/2015 6/2/2015

     *Future terms not listed above will be eligible for the next scheduled ceremony, which will be posted on this page once they are scheduled.​

    Campus Graduation Ceremonies 

    In addition to the Kaplan University online commencement in Chicago, the University hosts graduation ceremonies near their campus facilities. Click here for a list of commencement dates, time, and locations.


    Diplomas are not distributed at the graduation ceremony. Diplomas are mailed by the Office of the Registrar approximately 8 weeks after completion of the final class and all program and financial requirements have been confirmed by University officials according to the University Catalog. For questions regarding diplomas, please email the Office of the Registrar at rsupport@kaplan.edu or call 866.522.7747 (Toll Free).

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