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Commencements 2015 - 2016

December 2015 - Drake University Commencement
 (includes Law School) will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at 10 a.m. in the Knapp Center.

May 2016 - Drake Law School Commencement
will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center.

Graduates must be dressed in cap and gown and ready to line up in Cartwright no later than 6 p.m. The bagpiper processional from Opperman Hall to the Knapp Center begins at 6:45 p.m.

The Knapp Center will open for guests at 6 p.m. There is ample guest seating, so graduates are not limited in their number of guests, and no tickets are needed. The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes.

All students, faculty, staff, friends, family members, and guests are invited to attend a reception at Kern Commons in Cartwright Hall immediately following the spring commencement ceremony.

Lifetouch Photography will photograph all graduates at commencement. For additional photography information and access to online photos, visit

Information Technology Services will provide live streaming video of the commencement ceremony. Tune in beginning at approximately 6:40 p.m. by clicking here. The ceremony will be available for later viewing on Drake University's YouTube channel.

Click here for additional information. Questions should be directed to Krista Magill at (515) 271-2057 or

Last Modified: 3/16/2016 11:47:00 AM by Kayla Choate