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Spring Commencement Weekend Schedule 2020

Saturday, May 16th, 3:00 p.m.

 Saturday, May 16th, 7:00 p.m.

  • The Law School Commencement –Students will line up in the Law School at 6:00 p.m. Processional begins at 6:45 p.m. Knapp Center opens for guests at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 17th, 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, May 17th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Commencement Brunch- Held in Hubbell Dining Hall. To purchase brunch tickets at a reduced price, please visit and click on Commencement Brunch Advance Tickets under featured products prior to May 9, 2018. Tickets may also be purchased the day of Commencement.  For questions about commencement brunch, contact the Dining Office at 515-271-3175.

Sunday, May 17th, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 17th, immediately following 2:00 p.m. ceremony

  • Reception for Graduate and Doctoral Degree Recipients - Please join President Martin, Provost Mattison and your Drake support team for a reception honoring graduates immediately following the Commencement Ceremony for Graduate and Doctoral Degree Recipients. Cake will be served immediately following the ceremony in Shivers Courtside Club, located on the southeast side of the Knapp Center.

Special note:

Please do not bring to the ceremonies any objects that contain latex.

At least one of our current Drake students has a latex allergy. Exposure to latex in certain forms may be life threatening. Therefore, we ask that you do not bring latex objects, such as latex balloons, to any of the commencement ceremonies. If you have latex items that are medically related and need to be used at any of the ceremonies, please contact the Student Records Office at 515-271-2025. We appreciate your cooperation.

 Please call the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1-800-44DRAKE, extension 3093, with any questions. Locally, call 515-271-3093.



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