In recent years, increasing numbers of Drake University students have completed degree requirements in December. To provide these students and their families and friends a timely opportunity to mark and celebrate this accomplishment, Drake University offers a December commencement ceremony. We are pleased that you plan to participate in the 145th December Commencement Ceremony.
When: Saturday, December 15th, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Drake Knapp Center (Forest Ave, between 25th and 27th Streets)
This 145th commencement ceremony will include students earning any degree from Drake University. More information about who is eligible to participate, may be found here.
A draft of the commencement program is located here: December 2018 Commencement Program.
In case of inclement weather Drake’s University Closing Policy may be invoked.
Below are the details and instructions you will need to help you prepare for this important occasion.
Ceremony (10 a.m., Saturday, December 15th, 2018) notes:
The December ceremony lasts approximately one hour (if you’re planning for lunch reservations, please also take into account the time that it will take to get out of the Drake area parking lots).
Assembling several hundred graduates, faculty, and special guests to proceed in an orderly, formal manner takes everyone's cooperation and attention. Therefore, please listen carefully and follow directions.
A seating chart for graduating students can be found here: December 2018 Commencement Seating Chart
In the Bell Center gym this instructional Power Point Presentation will be playing on the front wall: December 2018 Commencement Power Point
If you have guests that are unable to attend - Drake University will stream the Commencement ceremonies live at the following website: http://www.drake.edu/stream/