We are pleased that you plan to participate in the 155th December Commencement Ceremony.
When: Saturday, December 16th, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Drake Knapp Center (Forest Ave, between 25th and 27th Streets)
*There is unlimited seating for guests and no tickets are required for this event.
This 155th commencement ceremony will include students earning any degree from Drake University. More information about who is eligible to participate, may be found here.
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/
Please find the second draft of the commencement program here:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if your attendance plans have changed since you submitted your commencement RSVP as the seating charts for the ceremonies will be created with this information.
If we don't know you're planning to attend commencement, you will not have a seat. If we believe you are attending and you don't, there will be an empty chair with your name on it (literally).
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 16th, 2023) 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.