DC Metro 2017 Commencement Ceremony Information

Congratulations 2017 Graduates! 

2017 DC Metro Commencement Ceremony: June 24th, 2017

WHO:  Any student who has completed the coursework for and received approval from the appropriate Faculty Chair for graduation from an Associate, Bachelor's or Master's degree program. Students must have also submitted a Petition to Graduate via their Student Portal. Here is where you can access the steps to do so.

Students who would qualify would have completed coursework between the July 2016 and May 2017 Sessions. *Please note that we do not recognize those who have earned Graduate Level Certificates at the ceremony. If you have questions about the Petition to Graduate, please contact your Academics Department.

In addition, Undergraduate students are to make appointments with their Student Support Advisor and Career Services to complete their Graduation Checklist. Please register by visiting the Commencement Ceremony Registration link below.

LOCATION: Crystal Gateway Marriott

TIME:  Graduates are to arrive at 8:30 am
Guests will be admitted after 9:00 am
Ceremony begins promptly at 10:00 am

Commencement Ceremony Registration
RSVP deadline May 18th, 2017

Directions and Transportation

June 24th, 2017 Commencement Ceremony: Crystal Gateway Marriott
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA  22202

Directions can be found on the Marriot website, click here
The Crystal Gateway is accessible via Metro - Blue Line, Crystal City station

Caps, Gowns, Tassels and Ceremony Regalia

All students MUST have a cap, gown and tassel to participate in the commencement ceremony.
Cap, gown, tassel and master's hoods are to be ordered through Jostens.  Class rings diploma frames and graduation announcements are also available for purchase via Jostens should you chose.

Orders can be placed through the Jostens website or via phone on 1-800-854-7464. Regalia deadline orders: May 18th, 2017.
DeVry Graduates, click here.  
Keller Graduates, click here.   

Graduates currently or former members of the Armed Forces, please indicate such on your Commencement Registration. You will be given a colored cord to wear at the ceremony.  Thank you for your service.

Graduates who earn honors will be notified.  Honors graduates will be given a red (Associates) or yellow (Bachelor and Masters) cord to wear in the ceremony. 

*Master's graduates must have the correct hood

Commencement Ceremony Photographs

A professional photographer will be set up during the commencement ceremony to take a picture of each graduate as they receive their diploma from the President of DeVry University.  Photographs can be purchased through the company website, www.gradimages.com

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