Post-Licensure & Graduate Commencement

Congratulations Chamberlain University Graduates

Once a year, the Chamberlain community comes together to honor our graduating students and celebrate their accomplishments. This special occasion marks the culmination of their hard work and dedication. To recognize and celebrate their achievements, we invite graduating students and their guests to participate in our memorable commencement activities. Download Grad Guide Here.

Registration is now closed and the maximum number of grads has been reached for seating and safety. If you have not already registered, please plan to attend the September 2025 ceremony.

Summer 2024 Commencement

Two Chamberlain MSN grads standing back-to-back outdoors in their graduation robes

July 26 & 27, 2024 | Schaumburg, IL

Participating Graduating Sessions: July 2023 up to and through July 2024.

Chamberlain’s Summer 2024 Post-Licensure and Graduate Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Friday July 26, 2024 and Saturday, July 27, 2024, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois. Graduates will participate on one day only. The schedule and other participation details will be available in late spring. We appreciate your patience while we finalize all of the details for a special commencement celebration. If you still have questions, please review the frequently asked questions below.

Friday, July 26, 2024, Schaumburg, IL:
College of Health Professions - 4-5:30 pm CT

Saturday, July 27, 2024, Schaumburg, IL:
MSN & Certificates - 8:30 -11:30 am CT
DNP & RN to BSN - 1-4 p.m. CT

Graduate Information

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How do I order regalia?

Graduates are required to wear regalia to cross the stage. Caps, gowns, and other graduation products can be ordered online from our regalia vendor, Jostens. Regalia orders must be placed a minimum of six (6) weeks prior to your commencement date.

Ceremony Schedule

Chamberlain’s Summer 2024 Post-Licensure and Graduate Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Friday July 26, 2024 and Saturday, July 27, 2024 at the following times:

Friday, July 26, 2024, Schaumburg, IL:
College of Health Professions - 4-5:30 pm CT

Saturday, July 27, 2024, Schaumburg, IL:
MSN & Certificates - 8:30 -11:30 am CT
DNP & RN to BSN - 1-4 p.m. CT

Guest Tickets

Each graduate is allotted a maximum of four guest tickets in addition to their graduate ticket –called a GradPass. A ticket denotes a seat and is needed for anyone over the age of 3. Additional ticket requests will not be accepted, and no additional tickets will be issued leading up to commencement to ensure a safe environment and a fair distribution of tickets.

GradPasses and guest tickets will be managed through MarchingOrder. Registered graduates will be sent instructions on how to access and use MarchingOrder in July. Guest tickets will be sent via email one week prior to commencement.

Travel & Hotel Information

Chamberlain has secured a block of discounted rooms at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel and other local hotels. Availability is limited, and rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. Please note that the daily inventory changes and rooms can become available. Feel free to check back on availability.

Additional local hotels in the Schaumburg area
aRes Travel is a third-party travel planner. Rates, deposits, and cancellation policies may vary and are the responsibility of the guest. Questions on hotel policies or payments made on aRes website should be directed to the aRes Reservation Center or to the hotel directly.

Graduate Photos

GradImages® is the official photography provider for the Chamberlain University Post-Licensure Commencement ceremonies. Graduates who participated in commencement can find their headshot and stage crossing photos on the GradImages website.

Finding graduate photos after the ceremony is easy. Grads can visit https://www.gradimages.com and use the “find my photos” function to view and purchase custom photo products like prints, plaques, specialty gifts, and more!

For any inquiries about photos, simply direct those individuals to the GradImages® Customer Service Department at (800) 261-2576, online at www.gradimages.com, or email ecc.giservice@gradimages.net.

Note: Photos taken in the commencement concourse or hallway areas are for Walden marketing and internal use only and are not available for purchase by graduates.

Regardless of your ceremony attendance, did you have a graduation photoshoot at home? If so, we would be honored to share in those memories with you. Submit your professional graduation photoshoot images here.

Student Wellness and Disability Services

Chamberlain has taken measures to ensure that our commencement venues are accessible and ADA compliant. The summer 2023 commencement ceremonies will be captioned live and held on a wheelchair accessible stage.

To help us better plan and accommodate, the commencement registration form will provide graduates the option to let us know if they will be using the assistance of a mobility device (walker, wheelchair, scooter, etc.).

In order to ensure all of our attendees have a safe experience, we encourage any attendees with accessibility concerns to carefully review the venue details and determine if they require additional assistance. Adtalem and Chamberlain employees are unable to make specific and individualized arrangements, provide mobility devices or physical assistance on site.
For more information,  you can reach out to the Office of Student Disability Services via email at chamberlainosds@adtalem.com or via phone at 855-229-0848.

Graduation and Eligibility FAQs

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Do I need to complete a graduation application?

As of May 3, 2021, graduation applications are no longer required. However, please note that graduation and commencement are two separate activities:  

  • Graduation: Graduation marks the official completion of all your obligations to the university – both academic and financial. Once all these requirements have been met, your degree will be conferred, and your degree is awarded. You do not have to attend a commencement ceremony to graduate! 
  • Commencement: Although often referred to as graduation, commencement refers to the optional, ceremonial event that celebrates the awarding of degrees.  
When will I know more about my commencement ceremony?

Detailed information about our next commencement ceremonies will be available on this web-page as soon as they are available to share. Generally, details should be posted three months prior to the scheduled commencement date.  

Why am I not being invited to attend the graduation on the campus near me?

You are invited to attend commencement activities designed specifically to celebrate your post- licensure and graduate Chamberlain experience and achievements. For this reason, post-licensure and graduate students are invited to participate in the ceremony held in the Chicagoland-area. This event is different from campus graduations, which are designed only for pre-licensure students. 

When do I receive my diploma?

Once you complete your final course(s), you will receive an electronic copy of your diploma within five weeks. You will also receive a paper copy of your diploma, which may take up to seven weeks to be delivered to the address we have on file.

If your name or shipping address has recently changed, please email the Academic Support Advising team at onlineacademicadvising@chamberlain.edu to provide updated information for your diploma. Your request must be submitted no later than ten business days before your expected graduation date (note: this is different from your ceremony date).

I have changed my name and would like it listed differently in the program.

If you would like your name listed differently in the program or would like your name omitted from the program, please contact the Registrar's Office at cuinquiries@chamberlain.edu by July 1, 2024. The name on file with the Registrar’s Office will be the name included in the program.  

How do I obtain my transcripts?

Please view chamberlain.edu/offtransguide for instructions on how to request your official transcripts. Unless otherwise indicated in the Enrollment Agreement, Chamberlain retains the right to hold the issuance of transcripts for students who have an outstanding balance, owe library books or fines, fail to return Chamberlain property or for other serious situations, as warranted.

I am not attending the in-person celebration but would still like to purchase a diploma cover, a digital program and/or an honor cord. Where can I purchase these items?

If you are not attending graduation and would still like to purchase these items, please visit the Chamberlain Marketplace, select “In Stock,” then “Graduation.”

I have a specific question regarding the Post-Licensure and Graduate Commencement. Who should I contact?

Please contact the Academic Support Advising  team at  onlineacademicadvising@chamberlain.edu

Alumni FAQs

How can I stay engaged with Chamberlain as a recent graduate?

You can stay engaged by attending alumni events, volunteering to be a mentor to current students, updating your contact information, and taking advantage of the career resources available to alumni within CareerCare. 

What are the benefits of being involved in alumni activities?

Being involved in alumni activities can help you expand your professional network, gain access to career opportunities, access continued learning opportunities, and contribute to the growth and success of your alma mater. Check out all the alumni benefits available. 

How can I find out about alumni events and opportunities?

You can stay informed about alumni events and opportunities by following our NEW alumni Facebook page, checking the alumni website, and reading the bi-monthly alumni newsletters. 

Share the Celebration

Although we can’t be together—we can still celebrate. We’ve created some fun ways you can share the celebration in your social channels, in your windows and during your next virtual get together.

Yard Signs

Printable Props

Social Profile Frames and Filters

Virtual Zoom Background