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 147th December Commencement Ceremony.
When: Saturday, December 14th, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Drake Knapp Center (Forest Ave, between 25th and 27th Streets)
This 147th commencement ceremony will include students earning any degree from Drake University. More information about who is eligible to participate, may be found here.
Please contact email@example.com if your attendance plans have changed since you submitted your graduation application as the seating charts for the ceremonies have been created with this information.
If we don't know you're planning to attend commencement, you will not have a seat. If we think you're participating and you don't, there will be an empty chair with your name on it (literally).
Extra copies of previous ceremony programs may be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org after the commencement event has taken place. If leftover programs are available after the event they will be sent out on a first come, first serve basis. You may request a maximum of 4 copies.
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 14th, 2019) 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.
To view student seating chart: 2019 December Commencement Seating Chart
To view instructional PowerPoint that will be playing on the wall in the Bell Center Gym: December 2019 PowerPoint
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/
Graduating students: Please go here if you would like to thank a member of Drake University's faculty or staff: http://drake.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cCnWlrOR1ULkPkx