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

University of Delaware’s 2017 Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Delaware Stadium (Address: 625 South College Avenue, Newark DE, Latitude: 39.66, Longitude: -75.75). 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

Former Delaware Governor Jack Markell will be the speaker for UD Commencement 2017.

Please see the Convocation Schedule for information about individual convocations and see the Parking & Directions to the  recommended parking slots.

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.