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Undergraduate Commencement


Friday, May 12, 2023
8:00 a.m.
Alumni Stadium

University-Wide Commencement Exercises

Keynote Address: Delaware Native and Award-Winning Country Music Star Jimmie Allen.

Important dates for undergraduate events

Immediately Complete the application for graduation Office of Records and Registration

Before Wednesday,

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.

Online Only
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. 

Join link:


Webinar number:

2310 759 3230

Webinar password:

hornets (4676387 from phones)

EH Theater 
Friday, April 7, 2023 Deadline to apply for the Presidential Leadership Award  
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Countdown to Commencement Town Hall Meeting 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EH Theater
Friday, April 28, 2023 Reading Day  
May 1-5, 2023 Finals Week  Campus- Wide
 Friday, May 5, 2023

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 11, 2023

Mandatory Rehearsal | 10:00 a.m. Alumni Stadium
Friday, May 12, 2023


Undergraduates - Report to outdoor basketball courts (between the MLKSC and WRC) 

COMMENCEMENT | 8:00 a.m.

Alumni Stadium

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 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