Congratulations Chamberlain University Graduates
Frequently Asked Questions
The following question and answers relate to the Winter Virtual Graduations
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to gain approval to attend another ceremony.
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.
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.
Please contact email@example.com for specific questions and include your D# and graduation date.
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.
Yes, students will provide phonetic spelling of their names during registration and names will be read aloud during 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
Yes, the virtual ceremony will be uploaded to our YouTube channel following the live stream broadcast.
We are sorry to hear that! Please reference this site https://name-coach.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004546914-Troubleshooting-Your-Recording, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
You may purchase a diploma cover, here: Chamberlain Marketplace
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
MSN, MPH, DNP
With Distinction, Teal and White Honor Cord
With High Distinction, Blue and White Honor Cord
Yes, a complimentary, digital, session-specific program will be available on the graduation website on your graduation day.
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.