Graduation Information

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR UPCOMING GRADUATION!

From the staff, faculty and administration of DeVry University & Keller Graduate School of Management, we want to be one of the first to congratulate you on your pending achievement. Your hard work and dedication to your studies deserved to be celebrated! And what better way to celebrate the completion of your degree than by attending our commencement exercises? Below you will find pertinent information for all upcoming graduates. If you have any questions regarding what is required of you prior to graduation please do not hesitate to contact your Career Services Advisor. Questions about the commencement ceremony itself can be directed to the Associate Dean of Students, Destiny Quintero at dquintero@devry.edu.  

REQUIREMENTS FOR UPCOMING GRADUATES

All upcoming graduates are required to complete the following steps during their second to last or last session:

Undergraduates (Associate's or Bachelor's Degrees)

  1. Completion of the Undergraduate Graduation Application -- a completed application may be emailed or brought to your Career Advisor during your scheduled senior appointment (see #2)
  2. Completion of your Career Services Requirement -- please complete the Registration Form sent to you via email from your Career Advisor
    • If you do not require the assistance of Career Services in conducting a job search, completion of your Registration Form is all that is required of you from Career Services
    • If you will be conducting a job search and require the assistance of Career Services, please complete your Registration Form and then contact the front desk of the Career Services Office at 630-652-8601 to schedule your senior appointment. During your appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss your career goals, as well as get tips on job search strategies and resources NOTE: Please bring a copy of your resume to your appointment for review.
  3. Order your cap & gown from Jostens either online or over the phone before May 22nd -- Jostens Cap & Gown Information
  4. Attend the Graduate Reception (more information is listed in the section below)
  5. Students with transfer credits -- the Registrar's Office must be provided with any applicable outside transcripts in a timely manner for you to be eligible for graduation. Contact the Registrar at 630-652-8370 with any questions.
Graduates (Master's)
  1. Completion of the Graduate Graduation Application -- a completed application may be emailed or brought to your Center Dean or Center Support Staff
  2. Contact Career Services at the Addison Campus if you are seeking employment assistance to set up an Advising session 
  3. Order your cap & gown from Jostens either online or over the phone before May 22nd -- Jostens Cap & Gown Information
  4. Attend the Graduate Reception (more information is listed in the section below)
  5. Students with transfer credits -- the Registrar's Office must be provided with any applicable outside transcripts in a timely manner for you to be eligible for graduation. Contact the Registrar at 630-652-8370 with any questions.
  6. RSVP to RSVPKeller@Keller.edu if you intend on participating in the commencement ceremony (undergraduates need not RSVP)

GRADUATE RECEPTION
As part of the Salute to Excellence and Service Week hosted by the Student Activities Association and our Academics department, upcoming DeVry & Keller graduates are invited to a reception held in their honor. Graduates of the January, March and May session are invited to join us for food, camaraderie and commencement ceremony information while celebrating their achievement! The next Graduate Reception will be held on:

Wednesday, June 11th
4:00 - 6:00 pm 
Commons at the Addison Campus
Exit Loan Counseling* available at 3 and 6 pm

Please RSVP by clicking here before June 1st

Full Agenda


Following a Keynote Address by the Administration and presentation of the Leadership Awards, graduates will be able to:

  • Complete an advanced check-in for commencement to minimize wait time
  • Confirm the spelling of their name in the commencement program booklet
  • Pick up academic and veteran honor cords (if applicable)
  • Receive an oversight of commencement protocols and procedures for graduates
  • Attend a Loan Exit Interview Session to satisfy the federal interview requirement*
*All U.S. students and students who are residents of Alberta, Canada must complete exit loan counseling when they are graduating. Graduation candidates must complete their loan exit counseling session - either online before the final day of their graduating term or in person at the Grad Reception on June 11th. Graduates must also fulfill all financial obligations to DeVry/Keller at least 30 days before commencement. Failure to complete exit counseling may result in a hold on students' records.

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
There are two commencement ceremonies per calendar year for the Chicago metro - summer (typically end of June) and winter (typically December or January). Our commencement ceremonies honor graduates from DeVry University's Addison, Chicago and Tinley Park campuses as well as all of our supporting centers (Downers Grove, Elgin, and Naperville), the Keller Graduate School of Management, and any online students in our area. The next commencement ceremony is:

June 2014 Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, June 29, 2014

10 am - Graduate Ceremony
2 pm - Undergraduate Ceremony

at the

Rosemont Theatre
5400 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018


All graduating students are asked to read the Guide to Commencement
to familiarize themselves with the protocols and expectations of the graduates.
The guide also includes information on check-in, tickets, parking and more. 

Other helpful documents pertaining to commencement:

TGS Video Order Form

GradImages Pictures


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