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Spring Commencement Weekend Schedule 2021

Drake University looks forward to celebrating our May 2021 and May, August, and December 2020 graduates this spring. Our spring commencement ceremonies are tentatively scheduled to be held in Drake Stadium the weekend of Friday, May 14–Sunday, May 16. We are working to finalize ceremony details based on COVID-19 local and national guidelines. An announcement will be made in mid-March regarding official ceremony dates and times, required guest ticketing, and more. Drake will continue to monitor COVID-19 case data and adhere to all local, state, and national guidelines regarding gatherings. 

To assist with planning, May, August, and December 2020 graduates must RSVP by Friday, Feb. 26. Please refer to the commencement RSVP email sent to your Drake email address on Tuesday, February 9 to access the RSVP form. If you have forgotten your Drake password, instructions to reset it are available here. If you cannot access your Drake email, please contact ITS at 515-271-3001. If you have questions about the RSVP form, please contact Brina Coppi at

May and August 2021 graduates should indicate their attendance preference on their graduation application, due Monday, Feb. 15.  If you would like to change your attendance preference, please contact Brina Coppi at by Friday, Feb. 26.

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