Post-Licensure & Graduate Commencement

Congratulations Chamberlain University Graduates

Upcoming 2022 Graduations

Students at graduation

Virtual Graduation

March 26, 2022 at 1:00pm CT

Participating Graduating Sessions: September 2021 and November 2021

Registration closes February 14, 2022.
Regalia registration closes February 18, 2022.

You will receive an email from our graduation partner, NameCoach. An individual link will be provided to register, record your name and upload your photo. A link to the commencement ceremony will be provided closer to the date.

General and virtual FAQs can be found below.

Previous Graduations

General FAQs

Do I need to complete a graduation application?

As of May 3, 2021, the graduation application is no longer required. Graduation registration is still required to participate in a graduation ceremony.

When do I receive my diploma?

Once you complete your final course(s), you will receive an electronic copy of your diploma within four weeks as well as a paper copy that may take up to six weeks to be delivered to the address on file.

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, you must contact the Registrar's Office at cuinquiries@chamberlain.edu well in advance of the ceremony. The name on file will be the name included in the program.

PLEASE NOTE: For the in-person ceremony students will provide a name card with their name spelling and pronunciation, prior to crossing the stage. For the virtual ceremony, students will provide their name spelling and pronunciation during graduation registration.

How do I obtain my transcripts?

Please view chamberlain.edu/offtransguide for instructions on how to request your official transcripts. Please note that your account must not have any holds, otherwise a transcript request will not be processed.

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. Post-licensure and graduate students may only attend the ceremony held in the Chicagoland area or those held virtually.

This event is different from campus graduations, which are designed to celebrate pre-licensure students’ experiences and achievements. The ceremonies held on campuses do not have any representation from the post-licensure or graduate faculty students.

I am not attending the in-person or virtual graduation but would still like to purchase a diploma cover, a digital program 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 Student Services team at 888.556.8226 or onlinestudentservices@chamberlain.edu.

Virtual Commencement FAQs

Can I participate in a virtual ceremony outside of my graduating session?

We’ve created a wonderful experience for each cohort to celebrate specifically with their graduating class that will be recorded and available to view at your convenience on our YouTube channel.

If you do have an extenuating circumstance, please reach out to onlinestudentservices@chamberlain.edu to gain approval to participate in another ceremony.

Can family and friends participate in the virtual graduation?

Yes! Your hard work deserves to be celebrated, and we hope you will share your accomplishment with family and friends. Graduates will receive instructions to participate in the virtual celebration, and how to invite family and friends to join.  

While you celebrate with friends and family, we hope you will take into consideration the importance of following COVID-19 safety precautions – including social distancing and mask wearing – to help prevent the spread of the virus. 

Is registration required?

Yes, student registration is required and details of how to register will be sent to your email from NameCoach, our virtual graduation partner. Registration deadlines will be listed under each date above as well as in your graduation email updates. Please thoroughly read through all details in your registration email.

I did not receive an email to register. Who do I contact?

Please contact onlinestudentservices@chamberlain.edu for specific questions and include your D# and graduation date.

Will I be able to upload a photo during registration?

Yes, please upload a photo when you complete your registration via NameCoach. We have put together some guidelines that may help in selecting the best photo for your commencement:
•    Submit a color photo.
•    Your image should be greater than 600px (0.5-2MB).
•    Your attire should be business professional, regalia or a white lab coat. Solid colors are best.
•    Have someone else take your photo. No selfies please.
•    Do not use filters commonly used on social media.
•    The photo should be cropped just above the waist.
•    Use a simple background if possible.
•    Face the camera directly with full face in view.
•    Try positioning yourself with light in front of your face.
•    You should be the only person in the photo.

Your photo will be displayed on your slide along with your name, degree and earned honors for all participants to see. Please see below for an example of what your slide will look like with a photo and without. If your image does not follow these guidelines, it may need to be removed or cropped.

Will names be read aloud during the ceremony?

Yes, students will provide phonetic spelling of their names during registration, and names will be read aloud during the ceremony. 

Will my honor distinction be featured in the ceremony?

Yes, your hard work deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated, and your honor distinction will be featured. Please note the following distinctions per degree:

DNP, MSN, MPH and MSW Degrees:
•    Student with 3.85 – 3.99 CGPA are recognized as: With Distinction Honors
•    Students with 4.0 CGPA are recognized as: With High Distinction Honors

RN to BSN Degrees:
•    Students with 3.5 + are recognized as: President’s Honors

Will the virtual ceremony be recorded?

Yes, the virtual ceremony will be uploaded to our YouTube channel following the live stream broadcast.

I am having technical difficulties recording my name in NameCoach.
Can I order regalia?

Yes, you may order regalia from the Jostens website if you are interested in purchasing. Please note that regalia is not required for the virtual ceremony as you will not be on camera but can be ordered to use for photos and as a personal keepsake should you choose to. Students wanting to purchase regalia in time for the ceremony, must order at least five weeks prior.

The Jostens website will remain open for any students wanting to purchase regalia outside of that time, but please note that it may not be delivered in time for the ceremony.

What if I would like to have a diploma cover?

If you would like to purchase a diploma cover, please visit the Chamberlain Marketplace, select “In Stock,” then “Graduation.”

Will I receive my honor cords?

For those who are eligible to receive honor cords and who register for the virtual commencement ceremony, we will send you your honor cords at no cost to you. Due to shipping times, your honor cord is not guaranteed to arrive by your ceremony date. 

For students who do not register to participate in the virtual graduation, honor cords will be available for purchase on the Chamberlain Marketplace.

President's Honors, Gold and White Honor Cord
3.5 CGPA and above

With Distinction, Teal and White Honor Cord
3.85 - 3.99 CGPA

With High Distinction, Blue and White Honor Cord
4.0 CGPA

Will I still receive a program?

Yes, a complimentary digital program will be available on the graduation website following your ceremony date. 

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

Please contact the Student Services team at 888.556.8226 or onlinestudentservices@chamberlain.edu.

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