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Graduate Commencement

Graduating doctoral students

Friday, May 10,Ìı2024
Time and Location: TBD

Note For International Students

International Graduate Students traveling to the United States to participate in the May 2023 Commencement exercise should reach out to offices to get a verification letter. All requests should be forwarded toÌınrobinsthompson [at] desu.edu.

important dates for graduate events

Immediately Complete the application for graduation

Office of Records

and Registration

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 Countdown to Commencement Town Hall Meeting 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.Ìı DeLauder Theater
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 Countdown to Commencement Town Hall Meeting 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.Ìı DeLauder Theater

Before Thursday,

March 15, 2024

Order Cap and GownÌı(regalia) |ÌıBEFOREÌıMarch 15th deadline

Order online atÌı

Honor cords will be distributed by the Office of Records and Registration.

Online Only

March 18- 22, 2024

GRADUATE PHOTOS | Visit (code: 721) to schedule

anÌıappointment or call 1-800-Our-Year

Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday/Thursday, 12 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday/Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m

Martin Luther King Jr.,

Student Center (MLKSC)

2nd Floor GlassÌıLounge

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Countdown to Commencement Town Hall Meeting 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.Ìı

DeLauder TheaterÌı
Friday, April 26, 2024 Reading Day Ìı
April 29 - May 3, 2024 Finals Week Campus- Wide
Friday, May 3, 2024

Residence Hall Close: Graduate StudentsÌırequesting to extend their stay in residence halls should emailÌıhousing [at] desu.edu two weeks prior to graduation requesting an extension. All students must vacate completely the Monday following graduation by 5 p.m.

All Residence Halls
Friday, May 10, 2024


Location TBD

Ticketing information

Students participating in the Commencement ceremony will receive guest tickets electronically. Students will be notified close to the Commencement date regarding the number of guest tickets that they will receive.

This number is based on the legal maximum capacity of the facility, the number of graduating candidates, and the Delaware State University Police Department’s recommendation. Commencement tickets are not for sale. All guests must present a Guest Admit Ticket for scanning in order to be admitted intoÌıa commencement ceremony regardless of age (this includes infants & children). Remember that anyone can watch the Commencement ceremony on their mobile device or computer with live streaming. The link will be located on Delaware State University’s website. If you have questions, please emailÌıhornetcommencement [at] desu.edu