Spring Graduation Celebration

Congratulations graduates! You made it — and we couldn't be more proud of your accomplishments. 

Graduation Celebration

While our traditional in-person ceremony has been postponed to a time when we can safely gather together again, we cannot allow your graduation to pass without a joyous commemoration. 

In collaboration with student leaders in ASDU, Dominican released a special short film dedicated to the Class of 2020. Highlights of the video include a compilation of submissions from this year's graduates, and special messages from President Marcy, Former U.S. Secretary of State Arne Duncan, and the campus community.  

Thank you to all graduates and undergraduates, families, friends, faculty, staff, and alumni who joined at the virtual watch party as we celebrated and recognized the resilience and the accomplishments of the Class of 2020. 

Save The Date

We are tentatively planning to hold an in-person Commencement for the Class of 2020 during October 9-11, 2020, to coincide with Dominican’s Family Weekend and our annual Convocation Ceremony. It is our sincere hope we will be able to celebrate together in person, subject to health and safety protocols as mandated by our regional public health officials. 

Latin Honors will be calculated and awarded after the final Spring 2020 grades are in and degrees have been conferred. If you would like to view your Dominican GPA, we encourage you to visit Self Service to determine if you will receive Latin Honors (GPA 3.5000 or above). It is Dominican's tradition to bestow Latin Honors recipients with medallions, and Departmental Honors recipients with cords for our in-person ceremony. This regalia will be distributed to those participating in the in-person ceremony later this year or mailed upon request once the degrees are conferred and the shelter-in-place has been lifted. Students who will be receiving honors will be officially notified by an email from the Registrar's Office at the end of June.

Regalia for the virtual event on May 16 is optional, however, we've heard from a number of graduates who would like to place an order for the traditional commencement attire.

Regalia and accessories are available through our online bookstore. Items available for purchase are tassels, caps and gowns, diploma frames, graduation announcements, and more.

Options available for purchase:

  • Bachelor Cap, Gown and Tassel Bundle
  • Master Cap, Gown and Tassel Bundle
  • Master Hoods
  • 2020 Tassel
  • Achievement Stole
  • School Spirit Stole
  • Diploma Frames (found under gifts)

If you choose to have your regalia for our virtual event, please place your order by Monday, May 4 to ensure delivery. If you choose not to order the regalia for our May 16 virtual watch party, you still have plenty of time to place an order before the fall in-person ceremony. 
Please contact bookstore@dominican.edu with any questions.

Dominican is preparing a special celebration package for all graduate program students and undergraduates to open before the broadcast. Graduates were asked to provide current mailing addresses by Wednesday, April 24. If you did not submit an address, your package will be mailed to your permanent address on file. 

Complimentary graduation photos are a traditional part of Dominican’s in-person ceremony and will be reserved for the gathering on campus when it is safe to reconvene.