Commencement 2019

Watch highlights from last year’s Commencement ceremonies.

Congratulations to our graduates! The 148th Commencement ceremonies will be held on Thursday, May 30 and Saturday, June 1, 2019.

Graduate Commencement
Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
Elmhurst College Mall

Student check-in starts at 5:00 p.m. in the Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel.

Undergraduate Rehearsal (Mandatory), Baccalaureate and Senior Send-Off 
Friday, May 31, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel and Elmhurst College Mall

Check-in for rehearsal is at 4:30 p.m. in the Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. At rehearsal, you will be assigned your seat for Commencement.

Undergraduate Commencement
Saturday, June 1, 2019
8:30 a.m.: Procession begins
9:00 a.m.: Ceremony begins
Elmhurst College Mall

Student check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. in the Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel.

Parking for Commencement

Parking areas and lots on campus will be available for use by graduates and guests. As shown on our parking map, certain areas will be designated as handicap and reserve parking. For the Undergraduate Commencement on Saturday, June 1, additional parking will be available at the following locations:

  • York High School, located at 355 St. Charles Road
  • Adelaide Parking Deck, located at 120 W Adelaide Street
  • Addison Parking Deck, located at 135 N Addison Avenue
  • First Street Parking Deck, located at 175 W 1st Street
  • Along both sides of the railroad tracks, along 1st Street and Park Avenue*

Shuttle service will be provided for all of these locations. For the parking decks, please locate the shuttle stop near the entrance of each location.

*Shuttles servicing the public parking along the railroad tracks will be on a loop around First Street and Park Avenue, and they are available to stop anywhere along that route.

Ceremony Livestream

There will be a livestream through BlueJayTV. You can watch from your own device or in the cafeteria in the lower level of the Frick Center.

Professional Photography and Video

The entire ceremony will be professionally recorded and photographed.

  • Grad Images, a professional photography company, will take individual photos of each graduate as they receive their diploma on the stage. After Commencement, you’ll receive an email from Grad Images with a link to your proofs along with purchase information.
  • DVDs of the ceremony will be available for purchase through the BluejayTV website.

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