Post-Licensure & Graduate Commencement

Congratulations Chamberlain University Graduates

Commencement ceremonies are held face to face, once during the academic year at Chamberlain. Graduating students are invited to participate in the commencement exercises following the completion of their programs. Therefore, graduating students must fulfill all degree requirements and financial obligations before being eligible to attend.

Summer 2023 Commencement

chamberlain graduates pose with decorated graduate caps

Saturday, August 26, 2023 | Schaumburg, IL

Participating Graduating Sessions: July 2022, September 2022, November 2022, January 2023, March 2023, May 2023 and July 2023.

Chamberlain’s Summer 2023 Post-Licensure and Graduate Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, August 26, 2023 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Saturday, August 26, 2023
9:00am: Master's and Certificate Graduates
          1:30pm: Doctoral and RN to BSN Graduates

Invitations to register for Chamberlain’s Summer 2023 Post-Licensure and Graduate Commencement ceremony will be sent to all summer 2023 eligible graduates via email in mid-June. Graduates must register and pay the $175 fee in order to participate in the ceremony and receive their four guest tickets.

More information on the summer ceremonies, including a schedule, a link to book discounted rooms at the Renaissance, how to participate and more will be available here soon.

If you still have questions, please review the frequently asked questions below.

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

The summer 2023 post-licensure and graduate commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, August 26, 2023. At this time, we are still finalizing the schedule and participation details. Ceremonies may be scheduled for any time between 9am –6 pm Central time. The ceremony schedule and information on any other graduate events will be published here as soon as it is available to share.

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 June. Guest Tickets will be sent via email one week prior to commencement.

Travel & Hotel Information

Chamberlain has reserved a block of discounted rooms at the Renaissance Schaumburg. A link to book these rooms at the exclusive event rate will be available once registration opens in May. Additional travel information and tips will be available soon!

Accessibility Services

The summer2023 commencement ceremonies will be held at a wheelchair-accessible location and will be captioned live. Graduates or guests who may require additional assistance (i.e. rental scooter, a physical guide, etc.) are responsible for securing those accommodations for legal reasons. If you need recommendations on how to secure these services on site, 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 are made available on this web-page as soon as they are available to share. Generally, details should be posted 3-5 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 attend the ceremony held in the Chicago-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 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 via email at onlineacademicadvising@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, 2023. 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 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  onlineacademicadvising@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

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