Post-Licensure & Graduate Commencement

Congratulations Chamberlain University Graduates

Upcoming 2022 Graduations

Student with diploma

Virtual Graduation

Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 1 pm CT

Participating Graduating Sessions: January 2022, March 2022, May 2022

The registration period for eligible graduates from the January 2022, March 2022 and May 2022 sessions was August 8 – September 1, 2022. Registered graduates will be recognized in a virtual ceremony on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 1pm Central time.

Please visit the Commencement Showroom page to find out more information about the virtual ceremony, how to participate, celebration tools and more.

Previous Graduations

chamberlain graduates pose with decorated graduate caps

In-Person Graduation

Participating Graduating Sessions: July 2021, September 2021, November 2021, January 2022, March 2022, and May 2022

The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
Schaumburg, IL

Deadline to Register: Monday, June 20, 2022

Deadline to Order Regalia: Friday, June 24, 2022
Link to Order

Commencement Fee to Participate: $175
Number of Guest Tickets: 4

For full details and frequently asked questions, please click the link below.

Friday, July 29, 2022: Celebration Hall 

12:00 pm – 7:00 pm CT

Join us for an opportunity to meet with other Chamberlain graduates in your program and network with community members and the Chamberlain Alumni Association, while taking photos and making memories.

Saturday, July 30, 2022: Ceremony Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 am – Doors open for guests requiring special accommodations 
9:00 – 10:00 am – Guest doors open for all other guests 

10:00 am – DNP and RN to BSN Ceremony  
12:30 – 1:00 pm – Doors open for guests requiring special accommodations  
1:00 – 2:00 pm – Guest doors open for all other guests  

2:00 pm – MPH, MSW and MSN Ceremony  

*The length of the ceremonies are approximate and may last 1-2 hours. All times are listed in CT. 



General 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, Graduation commencement 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. You will also receive a paper copy of your diploma, which may take up to six weeks to be delivered to the address we have on file.

If your name or shipping address has recently changed, please contact the Student Services team at 888.556.8226, option 3 or onlinestudentservices@chamberlain.edu to provide updated information for your diploma. Your request must be submitted no later than 10 business days before your expected graduation date (note: this is different from your ceremony date).

Diplomas cannot be mailed to P.O. boxes.

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 you would like your name omitted from the program, please contact the Registrar's Office at cuinquiries@chamberlain.edu by July 1, 2022. 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.

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 attend the ceremony held in the Chicagoland area or those held virtually. This event is different from campus graduations, which are designed only for pre-licensure students.

I am not attending the in-person or virtual graduation 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 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