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Undergraduate Commencement


Friday, May 10, 2024
8:00 a.m.
Alumni Stadium

University-Wide Commencement Exercises

Keynote Speaker

Calvin Butler

The keynote speaker for the undergraduate ceremony will be
Exelon President and CEO Calvin Butler

Important dates for undergraduate 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.  DeLauder Theater
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 Countdown to Commencement Town Hall Meeting 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. DeLauder Theater
Before Thursday
March 15, 2024

Order Cap and Gown (regalia) BEFORE March 15 deadline

Order online at http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_dsu/ 

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

Online Only
March 18- 22, 2024

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, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr.,
Student Center (MLKSC)
2nd Fl. Glass Lounge
Friday, April 7, 2024 Deadline to apply for the Presidential Leadership Award  
BEFORE Monday, April 15, 2024
Register via Marching Order to access guest tickets, pro-nounce, and grad pass.
Upon successfully submitting your graduation application, you will receive an email inviting you to register for Marching Order.
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 Countdown to Commencement Town Hall Meeting 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.  DeLauder Theater 
Tuesday, April 25, 2024 Countdown to Commencement Town Hall Meeting 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EH Theater
Friday, April 26, 2024 Reading Day  
April 29 - May 3, 2024 Finals Week  Campus- Wide
 Friday, May 3, 2024

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

All Residence Halls

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Mandatory Rehearsal | 10:00 a.m. Memorial Hall Gymnasium
Friday, May 10, 2024


Undergraduates - Report to the Wellness and Recreation Center 

COMMENCEMENT | 8:00 a.m.

Alumni Stadium

Ticketing information 

Upon successful submission of your graduation application, prospective graduates will receive an email to your DSU email address with a link to register for your respective Commencement ceremony through the Marching Order site. Please click the link and establish a password.

Students participating in the Commencement ceremony will receive 5 guest tickets electronically through Marching Order. 

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.