Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

Convocation Ceremony

The School of Professional Studies Convocation Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 16, 2017. The ceremony is expected to last an hour and a half. If you have questions regarding SPS Convocation, you may inquire at spsconvocation@northwestern.edu. Please continue to check this webpage for updates as additional information will be available in the coming months.

Important Information:
Convocation Speaker, TBD

Convocation Ceremony
Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604

Schedule
Doors open for guests at 1:00 p.m.
Students should arrive no later than 1:00p.m.
Procession line up to start at 1:30 p.m.
Ceremony to start at 2:00 p.m.
Online streaming begins at 2:00 p.m.

Travel Information
CTA, Metra, Parking & Driving Directions

Admission by ticket only (excluding degree candidates).
Diplomas are mailed to the address listed on the form you submitted to apply for graduation.
Please expect to receive your diploma by mail approximately 8 weeks after graduation.

Who is Eligible to Participate in the School of Professional Studies Convocation Ceremony?
Undergraduate students may participate if they complete their programs during the following quarters:

  • Summer 2016
  • Fall 2016
  • Winter 2017
  • Spring 2017

Graduate students may participate if they complete their programs during the following quarters:

  • Summer 2016
  • Fall of 2016
  • Winter 2017
  • Spring of 2017

Convocation 2016

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Convocation Ticket Information

School of Professional Studies Convocation Ceremony

School of Professional Studies Convocation Ceremony
Reservations for convocation tickets will begin in spring of 2017.

Obtaining SPS Convocation Tickets
Students will pick up tickets for their guests during cap and gown distribution. Degree candidates will not need a ticket.

Requesting Extra SPS Convocation Tickets
Information regarding extra tickets will be available mid-May via email. Please no phone inquiries.

Commencement Ticket Information

Northwestern University Commencement Ceremony

Northwestern University Commencement Ceremony
Commencement tickets for your guests must be reserved online at commencement e-tickets website.

Obtaining Commencement Tickets
You can log in to the e-ticket system by using your Net ID and NU email address.  Once you reserve your tickets, you will have the option to print or send them by email to your guests.

NetID Assistance
For expired, forgotten or resetting NetIDs visit the NUIT NetID validation website. If you need assistance, contact the SPS help desk at sps-it@northwestern.edu.

Cap and Gown Rentals

Information regarding cap and gown rentals for the School of Professional Studies 2017 Convocation Ceremony will be available beginning mid-March 2017.