Friday, May 12, 2023
School of Graduate and Extended Studies
Keynote Speaker: International President of Alpha Phi Alpha Willis Lonzer, class of 1990
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 to nrobinsthompson [at] desu.edu.
important dates for graduate events
|Immediately||Complete the application for graduation||
Office of Records
March 15, 2023
Order Cap and Gown (regalia) | BEFORE March 15th deadline
Order online at http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_dsu/
Honor cords will be distributed by the Office of Records and Registration.
|Monday, March 20, 2023||
Graduation Checklist: School of Graduate Adult and Extended Studies (NRT) | 6:00 p.m. EST
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87522244724
|March 27- 31, 2023||
GRADUATE PHOTOS | Visit ouryear.com (code: 721) to schedule
an appointment 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)
1st Floor TV Lounge
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Countdown to Commencement Town Hall Meeting 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Webinar number: 2310 759 3230
Webinar password: hornets (4676387 from phones)
|Tuesday, April 25, 2023||
Countdown to Commencement Town Hall Meeting 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
|Friday, April 28, 2023||Reading Day|
|May 1-5, 2023||Finals Week||Campus- Wide|
|Friday, May 5, 2023||
Residence Hall Close: Graduate Students requesting to extend their stay in residence halls should email housing [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|
|Tuesday, May 9, 2023||
Mandatory Rehearsal | 10:00 a.m.
|Tubman Laws Courtyard|
|Friday, May 12, 2023||
LINE UP FOR COMMENCEMENT | 9:30 a.m.
Graduates - Report to line up on the sidewalks in front of Delaware Hall.
COMMENCEMENT | 11:00 a.m.
|Tubman Laws Courtyard|
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 into a 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 email hornetcommencement [at] desu.edu