Commencement 2017

Office of the Vice President & University Secretary

The University of Delaware’s 2017 Commencement May 27, 2017

University of Delaware’s 2017 Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017. We will post details surrounding Commencement weekend as the date approaches. If you have any questions please feel free to call our Commencement line at (302) 831-GRAD or send us an email at

Please see the Convocation Schedule for information about individual convocations.

Commencement is a rain or shine event. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony may be shortened. Please note: convocations remain as scheduled.


  • Gates Open at 7:00 a.m
  • Recommended arrival time for degree candidates and guests is 7:30 a.m
  • Student procession begins at 8:20 a.m
  • Ceremony starts at 9:00 a.m

All degree candidates should arrive no later than 7:30 a.m. and should proceed immediately to the procession line–up area next to the Delaware Field House and north of Delaware Stadium. Only degree candidates, in regalia, will be allowed in the line–up area; guests should proceed to Delaware Stadium. The procession into Delaware Stadium will begin promptly at 8:20 a.m.


  • The 168th Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017

  •  See the convocation schedule for information about your ceremony.

  • The speaker will be announced soon.  Check back often for updates.