• Grad - Ceremony


    Ceremony dates will be posted here 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.

    Graduation for Online Graduates

    June 24–25, 2016, Chicago O'Hare/Rosemont, IL
    The Rosemont Theatre
    5400 North River Road
    Rosemont, IL 60018 

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

    Schedule at a Glance

    Friday, June 24, 2016 
    4:30–6:30 pm: Graduate Check-in and Graduate Services Area Open
    7:00–7:45 pm School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony

    Saturday, June 25, 2016 
    Graduation–All Degree Levels
    9:30 am–11:30 am CT: Ceremony 1
    Commencement for graduates in the Schools of Business and Technology and Health Sciences
    2:00 pm–4:00 pm CT: Ceremony 2
    Commencement for graduates in the Schools of Education and Nursing, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Concord Law School
    Click here for the full detailed schedule. Click here to download the Graduation Event Guide booklet.
    Ceremony Program: Click here to view the June 25, 2016, graduation program.  


    • April 27, 2016–Last day to register to attend the June 25 graduation in Chicago. This ceremony is full.
    • May 19, 2016–Last day for graduates to order their caps and gowns. Contact Jostens at 800-854-7464. Orders after May 19 are not guaranteed and may be subject to late fees and rush shipping fees. 
    • May 19, 2016–Last day for registered graduates to cancel their attendance without being charged the $125 penalty fee. Email graduation@kaplan.edu to cancel.
    • May 25, 2016–Last day to reserve a hotel room at the discounted rates.* Visit the Travel to Graduation page for more information.

    *Hotel reservation deadlines vary. Visit the Hotel page to view each hotel’s deadline.

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