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Post-Licensure & Graduate Commencement

Congratulations Chamberlain University Graduates

 

Upcoming Graduations

Virtual Graduations

Student with diploma
September Session Virtual Graduation | December 5, 2020

Your registration details should be submitted through NameCoach, our graduation partner. Please look for an email from NameCoach to access your registration. Registration is required and will close on November 13, 2020.

Gather your friends and family virtually and share the Chamberlain University YouTube page to have a watch party. The graduation will be the featured video on Saturday, December 5.
 

Faculty at graduation
November Session Virtual Graduation | January 30, 2021

Your registration details should be submitted through NameCoach, our graduation partner. Please look for an email directly from NameCoach to access your registration. Registration is required and will close on December 30, 2020.

In-Person Graduations

chamberlain graduates pose with decorated graduate caps
Summer 2021 Graduation | July 30 – 31, 2021

The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center
January, March and May 2021 Session Graduates

More details to come

Previous Graduations

Frequently Asked Questions

The following question and answers relate to the Winter Virtual Graduations

Why is the February 2021 Commencement cancelled?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, it’s important that we continue to keep our communities healthy by practicing social distancing and avoiding any large gatherings. As such, we have determined it is critical to cancel the in-person graduation scheduled on February 26-27, 2021, in Schaumburg, Illinois. Your commencement ceremony will now be held virtually with more details to be provided in the coming weeks. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to cancel your travel and lodging arrangements for February 2021.

Will a virtual commencement ceremony take place?

Yes, the dates for your session-specific virtual commencement ceremony are below. Please continue to check your Chamberlain email regularly for more details including registering and accessing your virtual graduation.

July Session Commencement: October 24, 2020
September Session Commencement: December 5, 2020
November Session Commencement: January 30, 2021

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 [email protected] to gain approval to attend 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 hard-earned accomplishment with family and friends. All 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 social distancing measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

Is registration required?

Yes, student registration is required and details of how to register will be sent to your email from NameCoach, our graduation partner. The deadline for registration will ensure your information is featured during the virtual graduation ceremony. Please thoroughly read through all details of your registration email.

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

Please contact [email protected] for specific questions and include your D# and graduation date.

Will I be able to upload a photo during registration?

Yes. You are encouraged to submit one photo of yourself following the guidelines below:

  • 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 plain 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 honors for all attendees 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.

Example slide
Example slide
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 and MPH Degrees:
3.85 – 3.99 CGPA are recognized as With Distinction Honors
4.0 CGPA are recognized as With High Distinction Honors

RN to BSN Degrees:
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 walk in a future in-person ceremony?

Yes! We want to celebrate your accomplishment with you, your family and friends during the more timely virtual celebration, and you will be invited to walk at a future in-person ceremony when government-recommended guidelines and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) permit large scale, in-person gatherings. You will receive additional communications with details regarding the opportunity to walk in a future in-person ceremony closer to the event.

Can I order regalia?

Yes, you may order regalia from the Jostens website. Students wanting to purchase regalia in time for the virtual graduation ceremony must purchase six weeks in advance of your session-specific ceremony.

July Session Virtual Graduation: October 24, 2020

  • Regalia Order Deadline: September 12, 2020

September Session Virtual Graduation: December 5, 2020

  • Regalia Order Deadline: October 24, 2020

November Session Virtual Graduation: January 30, 2021

  • Regalia Order Deadline: December 19, 2020

The Josten’s 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.

Will I receive my diploma cover?

You may purchase a diploma cover, here: Chamberlain Marketplace

Will I receive my honor cords?

Students attending the virtual graduation ceremony will receive honor cords. Due to shipping delays as a result of COVID-19, the cords are not guaranteed to deliver by the ceremony date.

For students who do not register to attend the virtual graduations, honor cords will be available for purchase, here: Chamberlain Marketplace

RN to BSN

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

MSN, MPH, DNP

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, session-specific program will be available on the graduation website on your graduation day.

Will I be refunded or compensated for any of my travel-related costs?

The circumstances of this global pandemic are affecting travelers and events everywhere. We do not have the authority to change reservation terms or order refunds. However, most major hotel brands and airlines are working with travelers on refunds, credits or no-charge changes. We encourage you to reach out to the travel company you booked with directly to determine what options are available to you.

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

Social Profile Frames and Filters

Virtual Zoom Background