Prepare to Celebrate the Class of 2023

This year’s Elmhurst University Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023, on the University Mall. Please monitor your University email for more information as we get closer to the big event.

Schedule for May 20

All Graduate Programs

School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHSS)

  • Art
  • Communication and Media
  • Digital Media
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography and GIS
  • History
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology & Criminal Justice
  • Theatre and Dance
  • Urban Studies
  • World Languages, Literatures and Cultures

School of Business

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Management
  • Marketing

School of Education

  • Educating Young Children
  • Elementary Teacher Education
  • Middle Grades Mathematics
  • Secondary Math Education
  • Social Science Education
  • Special Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Teacher Licensure in Physical Education

Schools of Health Sciences (SHS)

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Kinesiology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Public Health

School of Science, Technology, and Mathematics (SSTM)

  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Commencement information regarding ceremony times, cap and gown, and registration information were sent to your Elmhurst University email address. Emails were sent on 1/10, 2/7, & 2/28.
  • If you have not received any emails from, you must apply for graduation ASAP to be added to our graduation eligibility list. Degrees cannot be posted until you have applied for graduation.
  • To participate in the commencement ceremony, all graduates must be registered in Marching Order. Please complete your Marching Order registration ASAP. Marching Order registration will serve as your RSVP to commencement, as well as access to your guest tickets.
  • Guest tickets are only available once you have purchased your cap and gown. Each Graduate will receive 6 guest tickets.
  • REMINDER: Last day to order cap and gown. To receive by:
    • Grad Finale campus pick-up (April 25 & 26, Frick Center): March 15
    • Home ship option: April 15
  • More information regarding Grad Finale will be coming soon!
  • Please make sure you are checking your Elmhurst University email account regularly and if you have any questions or concerns, please email
  • For other important information, such as cap and gown ordering and hotels in the area, please visit the links below.

Professional Photography and Video

Grad Images, a professional photography company, will take individual photos of each graduate as they receive their diploma. After Commencement, you’ll receive an email from Grad Images with a link to your proofs, along with purchase information.

Highlights from 2022

Relive the joy from last year’s celebration.

A smiling graduate student wearing cap and gown walks with other students at the end of Elmhurst University's 2022 Commencement ceremony.

Commencement Recap

A festive atmosphere pierced the clouds at our 151st Commencement exercises.

Group photo of the 2022 cohort of Elmhurst University MBA graduates in their caps and gowns at Commencement.

Event Photos

Check out the University’s photo album from all three ceremonies.

A line of students in graduation caps and gowns walks toward Elmhurst University's 2022 Commencement ceremony, preparing to graduate from the school.

Livestream Replay

View a replay of all three of the ceremonies on our YouTube channel.

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